Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens is the founder of the P2P Foundation and works with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property.

Michel is also research director of CommonsTransition.org. a platform for policy development aimed toward a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group. He has (co-)published various books and reports such as such as ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’(with Vasilis Kostakis), and more recently, P2P, A Commons Manifesto (Westminster Un. Pr. 2019). His last report, P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival, examines which shared accounting systems are needed for production within planetary boundaries. In 2017, he has crafted a Commons Transition Plan for the city of Ghent in Belgium, after a similar project for Ecuador in 2014. He is currently working on prototyping a MOOC on commons-based economics. Michel is presently advisor to the Co-Creation Foundation in Vienna, and to One Project.

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