Below you will find the registration made for the Global Square to the WSF Tunis. Besides we also proposed to have an open and collaborative space continuously working during the forum to produce concrete proposals to be discussed and presented to the assemblies, which might be held in and outside the university campus, in order to work on the concrete experience and expertise we have been gaining as grassroots commoners, solidarity networkers, activists, peer producers, cooperative owners.
As you will see the Global Square is an open initiative, open to anyone’s volunteer contribution as well as participation to be built and rebuilt, towards, around and beyond social forums. So the space we are creating will be self organized and shared one, culturally, politically, economically and socially.
You will also see that the event I proposed and registered, as part of the Global Square open space, is drafted as an open process, to be modified with the hoped for merges. Thus, it will be finalized with an open and collaborative work; all interested individuals, networks, collectives are more then welcome to combine efforts and merge with us.
The second Networked Labour workshop will also be taking place within this broader framework, embedded in this registered event. Hence, in order to synergies and cover some commons expenses we might be using possible donations to the crowd sourcing and cooperative funding campaigns I recently circulated both for for the Networked Labour and GNUnion. In case there is not yet any donation, costs will be self-covered. Therefore participation is expected from the local groups as well as those who came for the WSF, besides this broad online participation will be possible.
Anyone who like to join in the peer production of such a commons space within Global Square in WSF Tunis, is more then welcome. Here you can find the call for the next Global Square online meeting: https://titanpad.com/globalsquare18
And below is registration information:
Global Square registration to WSF: http://registration.fsm2015.org/view_activity/822
Our squares are homes to our ideas and aspirations, in them we struggle, in them we shout at injustices, in them we share alternatives and build dreams. During the World Social Forum 2015 in Tunisia, the ” Global Square ” will be open to all those who are fighting in the streets for a world more respectful of the human world and the environment. Using the ”open space” methodology, the program (clearly indicated on a board during the WSF) will be permanently open to the organization of assemblies, workshops, creative activities, sharing of knowledge and methodologies, etc. And this space will also encourage spontaneous meetings, music and creativity… http://www.global-square.net
And this is the event registered and will be take place as part of the Global Square space:
Peer to Peer we build a Commons Humanity
Proposed Format: International Open Preparatory Collaboration [Open Deep Dives] + Workshops + Hackathon + General Assembly + Open Follow Up
This proposal is about designing a 4 day net-working event as part of the Global Square space. Ideally the event will serve as a space for rich practical and analytical exchange on which ‘in progress’ work that developed openly and systematised collectively in the lead to event.
So that the prepared work can be transformed into more concrete proposals in order to further developm pattern languages, interfaces, tools, protocols, perspectives, infrastructures and innovations that would allow us to transnationally integrate our modular commons based peer prod-using modes and communities -which are active at local and national levels- around wider, regional, and global forms of cooperative networks.
The time devoted to the grounded, and face to face work needs to be enough both to discuss and explore more concretely and in length on possible synergic collaborations between various experiences, and to be able to work, in an a hackathon type of environment, and elaborate concrete proposals based on the ideas coming out of the exploratory phase.
The exploratory phase will start as soon as possible -with giving focus on the work that has been going already for a while- so way before the event take place draft semi-concrete proposals are worked out, circulated, and the process is hence opened up. At the end of the event, there will be a space in ‘general assembly’ to make decisions, or commitments in order to establish the schedule and concrete steps will be followed in order to foster effective and real collaboration at the regional and global levels.
Possible Questions to tackle with Exploratory phase before the event and during the first 1 day:
* Governance at each level: what are to protocols and rituals you use and share (from specific to universal) / How do you produce, share, reproduce, protect the commons / How do you tackle state and state apparatus at each level / How do you tackle corporate power at each level
* Modular approach to bring local and national communities/network in transnational and trans-level collaboration [through which patterns languages and interfaces so that all can function at all levels simultaneously]
* Global and transnational forms of distributed collaboration for realising transitions to commons societies
Networked Labour workshop / 1 day
UnSystemicHackaton / 1 day
* elaborating on the collected ideas
* working groups assemblies to formulate concrete proposals
* defining future steps
* proposals for the WSF assembly of assemblies (GA)