The Commons is a concept and practice that has been steadily gathering increased attention and advocacy. Deeply rooted in human history, it’s difficult to settle on a single definition that covers its broad potential for social, economic, cultural, and political change. The Commons is now demonstrating its power as a “key ingredient” for change in diverse locations and contexts around the world.

The primer features explanations for some of the key concepts we handle, as well as various case studies and infographics. It was co-written by Michel Bauwens,