In Mexico we are launching an initiative, with an important mexican thinker on the commons—Gustavo Esteva and other women, to activate and connect new knowledge, learning and practices for community recovery and commons: regenerate commons that exist, recover areas of community and common goods that have been lost and create new areas of community in cities.
The initiative is being conceived as a foundation that seeks to nurture in theory and practice the movement of recovery, regeneration and creation of various forms of community life based on the contribution of critical thinking, particularly in Latin America, and the community and social experiences in which it is expressed—the commons, common spaces, communality, etc.
Currently we want to create a global platform that can detonate a first knowledge mobilization on this first year. We are also considering to conform a network for learning as a commons.
We see very clearly that a mapping from this initiative can make a significant contribution. We see it as an articulation of many scattered efforts, both in Mexico and in Latin America and the rest of the world, from an angle, a look and experience that can be very useful.
At this stage, it’s very important the possibility to link up with other commons initiatives.