Commonism

‘It reflects neoliberalism deep-rooted fear of social commotion. The intermediary space between individuals but also that between people and technologies may indeed generate an unexpected surplus of energy, uncontrollable, not to be rationalized outbursts in every direction.’ p. 78

‘Communing sounds a bit like the noise rock of the band Sonic Youth. Melodic and dissonant sounds alternate against pumping rhythms.  Everyone feels the energy, the will to move together, but the ominous sound also predicts violent clashes.’p.83-84

‘This also means that the fiction of ‘post’ or ‘meta’ is debunked and eliminated. There is no meta. The struggle of the commons is the possibility of eliminating an ‘outside’ (meta [above], post [after]). This struggle is exclusively fought in the domain of immanence, meaning; here and now, at the heart of the reality in which we find ourselves, because there is no ‘outside’ p. 94 

‘One of the most important entry conditions for the commons is perhaps ‘reciprocity’. Those who make use of communally shared goods can only do so (and continue to do so) if they also contribute to these commons. In other words, commoners are continually obliged into communing: generating and making freely available new material or immaterial goods and services themselves.’ 

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