“Free, Fair and Alive”: The New Language of the Commons

How do we talk about the commons when we talk about the Commons?

Silke Helfrich and David Bollier have spent years devising a new language for a future commons society. The video shows their working method and their exuberant creativity. The authors explain the necessity of invented terms: “Somehow we had to escape the powerful gravitational pull of old paradigm language and come up with words that name a different order of social reality! Relationships and ways of being and doing that are barely visible in the general culture have to be made explicit through language.

The author’s inspirational thoughts have found their way into the new book “Free, Fair and Alive. The Insurgent Power of the Commons“. Have a read and become the change!

Order the book: http://www.freefairandalive.org/order