What might a parallel polis feel like? David Bollier’s idea of a “commonsverse” – a world in which commons are viable & valued – could tell us

“A swirling commonsverse” – prompt to Midjourney

The Alternative – 24 May 2024

Happy to run something powerful again by David Bollier this week, lead thinker/practitioner of the commons and the Commoning movement – which David has taken to calling the “Commonsverse”.

This is his opening essay to a collection entitled Advancing the Commonsverse: The Political Economy of the Commons, which is in part a tribute to Bollier’s work with the late Silke Helfrich, well-profiled in these pages…