Decentralized Organizations, Temporary Communes and Autonamous Zones
Temporary Autonomous Zone is a term coined in 1990 by poet, anarcho-immediatist and Sufi scholar Hakim Bey, as a liberated area “of land, time or imagination” where one can be for something, not just against, and where new ways of being human together can be explored and experimented with.
Commonism (edited by Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen)
Is a book of ‘commonist’ practice, drawing an image of a political belief system through theoretical analysis, wild artistic speculation, inspiring examples from the arts, near-empirical observations and critical reflection.
With Commonist Aesthetics, the editorial team Binna Choi (Casco), Sven Lütticken, Jorinde Seijdel (Open!) introduces “the idea of commonism” – not communism – as a topic that various writers and artists will explore and expand upon in the course of this series. Commonist aesthetics pertain to the world of the senses, or a “residually common world” that is continuously subject to new divisions, new appropriations, and attempts at reclamation and re-imagining.
School of Commons
is a growing network of local schools offering a modular series of workshops using tools for commoning:
Decentralized Autonomous Kunstverein (DAK) is an art association inspired by developments in blockchain technology and the unique tradition of non-profit art associations in Europe. The organization’s mission is to promote experimental approaches to creating and curating contemporary art, exploring the potential of decentralized collective work within the context of contemporary art and technology. To fulfill this purpose, the members of the DAK will collectively work to finance and curate exhibitions, screenings, performances and related programming.
Trojan DAO is an experiment to re-imagine the DAO code as an interactive artwork, as a collective performance, that poses the question: Can an art organization exist without managers, employees, bureaucracy or even a formal head office? Can it be run in a decentralized and autonomous way? It is launched by a group of artists in Athens, and their collaborators from the blockchain space, as a vehicle for creating collaborative art events and projects, encoding their shared values.
A collection of networks, tools and devices aiming at decentralisation of the internet:
- Alternative Internet
- Distributed Web of Care an art project by Taeyoon Choi.
Founder Interviews video interviews with developers of decentralization projects, by Irina Bolychevsky
Homebrewserver.club a monthly gathering in Rotterdam for self-hosted services.
Lurk provides a few community services composed of mailing lists, chat and access to the Fediverse.
- The Federation gathers statistics about nodes in the fediverse.
P2P Foundation researches, catalogs and advocates for the potential of P2P and Commons-based approaches to societal and consciousness change.