Tag: EU

  • How to see the people in the collaborative economy

    How to see the people in the collaborative economy

    More and more opinion leaders are mistaking a few big corporate platforms for the collaborative economy. We need a pro-active policy framework that bends the collaborative economy towards the public good.

  • Towards a multi-level urban 3rd space – Brussels, April 4/5

    On 4th and 5th April, Waag Society, EU Policy Lab and EC Research&Innovation will hold a lab session to test the idea of a ’multi-level 3rd space‘ together with city-makers and innovators, city organisations, and other stakeholders from multiple cities across Europe.

  • ‘European police measures against influx of strangers’

    I was just struck by a fragment in Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid (1902) discussing the social and political structure of a Berber people in northern Algeria. The communally organized, ‘barbarian’, Kabyles, according to the anecdote cited below, hospitably fed refugees from the 1867 Northern African famine. Quite unlike the civilized Europeans, muses prince Kropotkin. As they say, history does…

  • Brexit, a scene from the Anthropocene

    Slightly over two months ago, the ‘Brexit’ vote took place, leaving a lot of us in horror, lethargy, or at least confusion. If our confusion has receded as time has gone by, it is because we have become used to this new reality, not because it started making sense. Does it bring clarification when we…