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Kevin F transformative learning
free learning
Claudia M life long learners
Kevin F Learning as Commons
This initiative aspires to support a convergence of new thinking about learning and the commons, which is emerging in different expressions in free, autonomous and self-managed ways, beyond institutions and with an intergenerational and inter-cultural approach. It's about how, what, when, where and with whom we decide to learn.
Learning as a Commons enclosed
Learning is part of everyday life, it comes naturally to us as one of the central processes by which we experience ourselves, discover and develop our relationship with society, our environment and the world we live in.
Sadly today people young and old too often find themselves alienated from the learning process.
A model of mass education has proliferated as educational institutions through establishing monopolies on professional certification perpetuate an exclusive approach that defines learning as a privilege available only to those who can afford it. This model of education is akin to a conveyor belt which produces 'human resources' and disciplined employees primarily to meet the employment demands of business interests. This is what learning has become today.
More and more people are waking up to this situation They are making a journey to rediscover their own learning. In this process they encounter the need to unlearn, to de-colonise their minds, to 'learn to learn' all over again. This de-schooling happens naturally when we find ourselves totally involved in self directed learning processes that nurture and empower whole human beings.
Learning is central to the practice of commoning...?
Today more and more people around the world are rediscovering the importance of the Commons and engaging in practices of Commoning. At the same time self-directed learning communities for youth and children are emerging faster both in South and North. Self organisation and autonomy are central to Commoners, Life Long Learners and Self-Directed Learning Communities however while there are clear affinities between these groups we feel that they can benefit further through greater sharing of experience, knowledge and practice.
'Learning as a commons' is essential for communities that care about regenerating, recovering and creating their commons.
Shikshantar in the India and the Universidad de la Tierra in Mexico are just two examples lead by activists and thinkers that recognise the fundamental role of the commons and the importance of free learning for social transformation. They are marking the contour lines for a new relational, social approach based on commons, learning through commoning and commoning through learning that goes far beyond education.
Let's start with a conversation
Further, learning communities, drawing on their own experiences of learning as a commons  have so much to offer and provide inspiring examples where rather than a  solitary or competitive individual endeavor, learning becomes an  opportunity for connection, collaboration and empowerment. This  kind of learning links knowledge and practice and is essential for  supporting and sustaining communities in moving forward to construct a  new society on the commons.
So how can bridges between commoners, unschoolers, life long learners and other communities be built? Let's start with a conversation. We invite you to participate in a discussion on this topic.
We  propose to realize collective calls periodically around ‘learning as a commons’ to bring activists and thinkers that have lead some of these learning initiatives together to share experiences and to improve the circulation of ideas and practices.
How do we identify the different approaches that are taking place around the commons and transformative learning? We propose three criteria:
  1. From identity: Do these initiatives identify with the commons? If so how? Do these initiatives identify with the deschooling movement ? If so how?
  1. From it’s form: How is the initiative organised? Is it a practice of commoning? Self -organised such as community learning or is it institutionally driven?
  1. From it’s content: Is the agenda, the learning material, currícula is about various practices of commoning?
It is not necessary for an initiative to feature all three criteria, any one is sufficient, for example unschooling may be organised as a commons but the content may not be about commons, and unschoolers might not self identify as a commoners, however the form can very well resemble a practice of commoning.
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Participants MAPPING DEEP DIVE MARCH 2017 - The InterMapping
List of possible participants for the MAPPING TAPAs INTERNATIONAL DEEP DIVE OF MAPPING INITIATIVES - will be constantly updated according to the decision making process. 
How does such a list work?
Everybody with access to this pad is entitled to make suggestions wondering: Who needs to be there?
Add names on this draft list. 
At the end we need 15 ppl (+ 5 organizers). In order to garanty the presence of 20, we need to have 30 names on the initial list!
Keep in mind, that the list will probably not be finished until the very end. New names pop up, people drop out because they are not available or  they get ill at the very last moment. 
It should BY NO MEANS be more than 20 including organizers and local people! This is due to logistic reasons and for making sure, that there can really be a commoning process.
A few criteria:
Silke H The most important thing is to have a good mix of profiles:
- geeks and no-geeks 
- ppl from different mapping initiatives and ppl who are NOT part of a mapping initiative
-  if it is in Europe there will probably be a majority of Europeans due  to financial reasons
-  at least be ONE (better two) person(s) involved in the  political process or the mapping process of where we wish to do the first massive mapping of a specific region)
  • Proposals: 
  • SILKE has added * for her favorits on December 5 (everbody can add a max of 20!)
  • (2)
  • Jon Richter (for the tech side)*
  • Adrien Labaye for the community  building/governance side
Wendy B Green Map
  • Wendy Brawer, Green Map*
  • and a European Green Mapmaker (possibly Ciprian Samoila  samoila.ciprian@yahoo.co.uk ) 
Wendy B
  • Nathalie Castiaux of Mexico - ncastiaux@gmail.com
  • Tom Llewellyn of MapJam?  tom@shareable.net *
  • it's an expensive trip, but sbd. from Shareable should be there, not sure of TOm, they will know better than we do
Michael Maier (also TransforMap)*
Thadeus P
  • (does not involve in the future anymore)
Silke H some strategy guy from OSM? *
Thadeus P
  • We need a new contact here
Wendy B Ushahidi?
Common Ground Network (Canada)
New Economy Coalition?
  • Jules Peck?
Silke H Wikidata Commons?
a political/ strategic person: *
Wikimedia/ Wikidata Commons geek: *
 -> any concrete proposals for names here?
  • (2-3)
Jason Nardi, Solidarius Italy/ Ripess Europe  * *
Matt Wallis, Solidarity Economics Institute, UK (Jason)* *  (see his e-mail below)
Mariana Maltas, ESSGlobal - Open Linked Data (Jason)* *
Luca Asperius, Italia che cambia www.italiachecambia.org *,  (Jason)
yves@percolab.com Remix the Commons
  • Frédéric Sultan *
Thadeus P
  • Nicole Leonard
  • Yves Otis* (connects to Canada; English will be easier for him and more familiar with tech side)
Wendy B Sahana and Occupy
Silke H
  • (please clarify: is that 1 or 2?)
Devin Balkind (of Sarap.is, Sahana and Occupy) devin@sarapis.org
Goteo (1); ask Maria Perulero or sbd else -> We might start a crowdfunding with Goteo right there at the meeting *
Thadeus P
  • Enric Senabre * had mentioned interest in our work before
PublicLab: Liz Barry ebarry@gmail.com
Silke H Big Transition Map (PLEASE ADD A LINK)
Ellen F Great Lakes Commons Map
Thadeus P Paul Baines paul@greatlakescommonsmap.org 
  • Claudia Gómez Portugal claudia.sakbe@gmail.com   -> Wd be great to have sbd from Mexico or LA (silke)
+ sbd. from Latin Americas mapping communities; f.i.
  • Sebastian Romero: * Co-founder Vientos. tianfut@gmail.com
UX, Social Psychology, System Dynamics.
  • Ellen Friedman ellen@ellenfriedman.com 
Jason N Locals (Italy)
  • Anna Lisa Pecoriello (Florence Commons Forum, Univ. of Florence)
  • Millepiani (?)
Silke H other important maps
(f.i. Makers and Fab Labs) (1-2):
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Unfiled. Edited by Claudia Gómez Portugal M 495 days ago
Claudia Gómez-Portugal claudia.sakbe@gmail.com +525518506827 Commons Recovery Foundation Knowledge mobilization, learning as a commons & interculturality south-north

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