The Handbook of Diverse Economies

In early May 2021, Dr Demet Dinler and students from the Radical Theories in International Development reading group at the University of Sussex organised an online launch of the Handbook of Diverse Economies

The launch involved a question and answer session with one of the editors of the Handbook, Katherine Gibson. The video of the event is now available through the Community Economies Institute’s YouTube Channel by clicking here.

Center for Resilient Communities

Earlier this year, the Center for Resilient Communities at West Virginia University released its first Annual Report, Groundwork: 2020 Reflections.

The Center was inaugurated in December 2019 and, with funding support from One Foundation, it delivers educational programs, fellowships and collaborative action research in support of social, economic and environmental justice.

False Morel Mushroom

Congratulations to CERN member Pieta Hyvärinen who was awarded the 2021 Vuoden Tiedekynä prize by Kone Foundation for their article "Mushroom-foraging on Northern Tree Plantations: Diverse Forest Economies and the Problem of Plantationocentrism."

Vuoden Tiedekynä is an annual award for academic articles that demonstrate exemplary use of the Finnish language. The aim is to support and increase the appreciation of academic writing in Finnish.

CE News on a Break

Solidarity not Charity

"Cómo sería la economía cultural si amara a los negros y a los indígenas?" Esta es la pregunta que plantea un informe recientemente publicado sobre la concesión de subvenciones artísticas y culturales en Estados Unidos.

Solidarity not Charity

“What would the cultural economy be like if it loved Black and Indigenous people?” This is the question posed by a recently released report on arts and cultural grantmaking in the United States.

Solidarity Not Charity: Arts and Culture Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy is a rapid report, with supporting video and website, created for Grantmakers in the Arts by Nati Linares and Community Economies Research Network (CERN) member Caroline Woolard.

Manufacturing Futures

Una animación de 3 minutos recientemente publicada recoge los resultados de un proyecto de investigación de 3 años sobre las culturas de la fabricación del siglo XXI.

La animación, Manufacturing Futures: Beyond Business as Usual (Más allá del negocio habitual), destaca cómo los fabricantes pueden producir de forma socialmente justa y ambientalmente responsable.

Manufacturing Futures

A recently released 3-minute animation captures the findings of a 3-year research project on cultures of manufacturing for the 21st century.

The animation, Manufacturing Futures: Beyond Business as Usual, highlights how manufacturers can produce in ways that are socially just and environmentally responsible.

The animation is based on in-depth research, funded by the Australian Research Council, into the ways that ten manufacturers are creating high quality jobs for a diverse workforce, redressing environmental harms and benefiting communities through the ways they operate their businesses.

El Cambalache

El Departamento de Economía Decolonial de El Cambalache organiza su tercer taller online: "Haz tu propia Economía no Capitalista."

El taller se imparte tanto en inglés como en español, y se desarrollará en sesiones de dos horas los sábados del 29 de mayo al 11 de septiembre de 2021.

El Cambalache fue fundado en 2015 y es un proyecto de economía sin dinero ubicado en San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, hecho por y para las mujeres y todxs en sus redes cotidianas, tal y como aparece en el documental, Inter-Change Value (2016).

Para el taller, el colectivo de El Cambalache facilitará una serie de sesiones sobre "Compartiendo Semillas de la Práctica de El Cambalache: El pensamiento y la praxis de El Cambalache".

El Cambalache

The Department of Decolonial Economics at El Cambalache is running its third online workshop: Make Your Own Non-Capitalist Economy.

The workshop is provided in both English and Spanish, and will take place as two-hour sessions on Saturdays from May 29 to September 11, 2021.

El Cambalache was founded in 2015 and is a moneyless economy project located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, made by and for women and everyone in their everyday networks, as featured in the documentary, Inter-Change Value (2016).

For the workshop, the El Cambalache collective will facilitate a series of sessions on, ‘Sharing Seeds of Practice from El Cambalache: The Thought and Praxis of El Cambalache.’

The Black Banker Ladies

Uno de los mensajes claros de Caroline Shenaz Hossein es que hay que tomar en serio la experiencia vivida por las banqueras negras y situarlas en el centro de los esfuerzos de desarrollo económico de la comunidad, así como en el corazón del movimiento de cooperativas y de crédito, y de la reforma bancaria.

The Black Banker Ladies

One of the clear messages from Caroline Shenaz Hossein is to take the lived experience of black banker ladies seriously and to put them at the centre of community economic development efforts, as well as at the heart of the cooperative and credit union movement, and banking reform.

Nowtopia: The Film

El documental Nowtopia ("Ahoratopía" traducido literalmente), recientemente estrenado, explora una serie de temas relevantes para las economías comunitarias.

Escrita y dirigida por Tom Smith, miembro de la Red de Investigación de las Economías Comunitarias, Nowtopia se filmó en Brno, la segunda ciudad más grande de la República Checa, y se inspiró en el enfoque de las economías comunitarias de J.K. Gibson-Graham y en el utopismo económico del movimiento de Decrecimiento.

Nowtopia: The Film

The recently released documentary Nowtopia explores a range of themes relevant to community economies.

Written and directed by Community Economies Research Network member Tom Smith, Nowtopia was filmed in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city, and was inspired by the community economies approach of J.K. Gibson-Graham and the economic utopianism of the Degrowth movement.

A Fresh Perspective on Informal Settlements

La tesis doctoral del Dr. Wali Uz Zaman, miembro del CERN, que utiliza la perspectiva de los bienes comunes para ofrecer una nueva visión de la vida en los asentamientos informales del Sur global, ya está disponible en línea.

A Fresh Perspective on Informal Settlements

The PhD thesis of CERN member Dr Wali Uz Zaman, which uses the lens of commoning to offer fresh insights into life in informal settlements in the global South, is now available online.

The thesis entitled, 'A Commons Perspective on Urban Informal Settlements: A Study of Kalyanpur slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh', pushes aside the idea that slums are places of disorder and dysfunction and shows how slum dwellers are contributing their time, effort and creativity to protect their families’ livelihoods and maintain the liveability of slums through collective initiatives.

Commons-based responses to COVID-19

La edición más reciente de Development, la revista insignia de la Sociedad para el Desarrollo Internacional, explora la pregunta de si la crisis actual por el COVID-19 provee una oportunidad necesaria para la introducción de estrategias de salud que estén explícitamente relacionadas con la construcción de un mundo más justo y sustentable.

Commons-based responses to COVID-19

The most recent edition of Development, the flagship journal of the Society for International Development, explores whether the COVID-19 crisis provides a much-needed opportunity for introducing health strategies that are explicitly linked to the building of a more just and sustainable world.

Youth Working Group of the Civil Society and Indigenous People's Mechanism

Como co-facilitadora del Youth Working Group (Grupo de Trabajo Joven) del Mecanismo de la Sociedad Civil y de las Personas Indígenas, Anisah Madden (miembro de CERN) ha estado trabajando con jóvenes de organizaciones de base, tales como La Vía Campesina, the World Fisher Forum, y el International Indian Treaty Council, para asistirlxs en su participación en los debates sobre políticas del Comité por la Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial de las Naciones Unidas.

Youth Working Group of the Civil Society and Indigenous People's Mechanism

As a co-facilitator of the Youth Working Group of the Civil Society and Indigenous People's Mechanism, CERN Member Anisah Madden has been working with young people from grassroots organisations such as La Vía Campesina, the World Fisher Forum and the International Indian Treaty Council to assist them participate in policy discussions at the UN Committee on World Food Security.