Frontiers of Commoning, with David Bollier

Katherine Gibson and the Community Economies Research Network

Episode Summary

With an international network of scholars known as CERN – the Community Economies Research Network – Katherine Gibson, a professor at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Australia, has explored the possibilities of a post-capitalist future for more than thirty years. Community Economies scholars reject many premises of standard economics and instead shine a spotlight on actual, constructive nonmarket and local work unfolding everywhere – in care work, community life, cooperatives, gift economies, barter, online collaborations, vernacular culture, commoning, and many other generative forms of life.