Author Archives: Ela Kagel

Switch on Mehringplatz – Harnessing skills, competences and capacities of local people

30.Oktober 20170

Please read this inspiring publication by our friends and partners from Tesserae Urban Social Research about the Mehringplatz Anknipsen-project which we hosted for more than a year! http://www.tesserae.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SWITCH-ON-MEHRINGPLATZ_web.pdf This booklet is the final outcome of the training program developed in Berlin by Tesserae Urban Social Research within the EULER transnational exchange, a collaboration between organisations >>>


Platform Coop Meetup / Sept. 20, 2017

27.September 20170

Summary of the Platform Coop meetup on September 20th, 2017 at SUPERMARKT: When we invited people for our latest #platformcoop meetup we didn’t have a particular agenda in mind. Our main interest was to call everyone who is currently in Berlin and associates with the concept and ideas of platform cooperativism – no matter whether >>>


Why Platform Coops?

29.August 20170

Platform coops respond to the market failures of the online economy – the following info graphics, published by the Platform Coop Consortium, shows you how: https://platform.coop/about/why-platform-co-ops


An Economy for Culture

01.Juni 20170

This is the documentation of our workshop “Culture as Commons – from the Creative Industries to Collaborative Economies” from May 24.-26., 2017 in Madrid. Hosted by the Goethe Institut Madrid and Medialab Prado, this workshop was part of the larger conference & workshop series #Kulturkabinett. Together with a group of inspiring cultural producers & cultural >>>


Kultur als Commons: Von den kreativen Industrien zu den kollaborativen Ökonomien

09.Mai 20170

Auf Einladung des Goethe-Instituts Madrid wird Ela Kagel im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe Das Kulturkabinett – Neue Perspektiven für die Kulturlandschaft am 25. Mai einen Workshop im Medialab Prado halten: Kultur als Commons: Von den kreativen Industrien zu den kollaborativen Ökonomien Dieser Workshop konzentriert sich auf vier Aspekte kooperativen Wirtschaftens: – Die Idee von Kultur als >>>


Platform Coops – Start your own! A summary

04.Januar 20170

Some people are so poor – all they have is money! This quote was brought up by Christophe Guené, founder of the financial self-help platform Unite!, during his presentation. In many ways, this characterized the overall theme of the PLATFORM COOP – START YOUR OWN!-event from December 9-10, 2016 at Supermarkt and Agora. A group >>>


Why we are so excited about COMMUNITY VALUE

04.September 20160

We are happy to present our next workshop COMMUNITY VALUE on September 23-24. This upcoming event starts with an assessment of peer value, compensation of individual contributions, money and credit systems within collectives and community currencies at large. Matthew Slater, Community Currency engineer, will facilitate the workshop during the day and towards the evening, Berlin-based >>>


Arts & Commons – documentation of our kick-off event

18.Juli 20160

On July 2nd, we kicked off our first event of “Art, Money and Self Organization in Digital Capitalismus”, a series of events based on new financial technologies, peer to peer-economies, digital networking and their impact on artistic production. Together with ten amazing speakers, we discussed several models of how the arts and the commons could >>>


Kooperativismus, Teilhabe und Selbstorganisation

19.Mai 20160

Durch Firmen wie AirBnB und Uber ist die Sharing Economy in Veruf geraten. Ist der digitale Traum vom nachhaltigen und gerechten Teilen deshalb ausgeträumt? Ein genossenschaftlich-solidarischer Ansatz, Kooperativismus genannt, zeigt, dass es auch anders geht. Die Kuratorin und Autorin Ela Kagel ist seit vielen Jahren selbst in dieser Szene aktiv und schaut sich in diesem >>>


Platform Cooperativism – A Movement on the Rise

26.April 20160

This PlatformCoopBerlin report by Thomas Dönnebrink and Ela Kagel comprises an introduction into the notion of platform cooperativism, references and links to main activists, activities and further readings. You’ll also find a report on the first #platformCoopBerlin meet-up in Berlin on the 04.03.2016, including a transcript of Michel Bauwen’s speech at this gathering. This article >>>