If there’s one common that I want to present to you, it is this one! I was fortunate to be able to attend its conception, so it’s always moving to see a few years later that the baby has grown up well and is working like a charm. What is it about? The “Les Ateliers” cluster, located in Castres in the Tarn, is a…

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This new postcard will be sunny! If there is one characteristic peculiar to Marseille, it is its light. This is what I discovered by spending a few days there on the invitation of Pierre-Alain, a commoner with whom I had already communicated on the theme of the assemblies of the commons. That’s how I had the chance to participate in the very first commoner…

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It was with great pleasure that I met Anne-Sophie and Antoine during my journey, while taking a break in the beautiful city of Grenoble. We happily shared the practices of the Lille and Grenoble assemblies of the commons over a coffee at a sidewalk cafe Anne-Sophie and Antoine were both elected to positions in city hall. They shared stories with me of citizens engaged…

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The extraordinary thing about nomadism is that it lets me discover people and places whose existence I could never have suspected! On the recommendation of a commoner friend, I found myself one day with my little suitcase-on-wheels at the Paris Saint Lazare station; I took a suburban train and 25 minutes later disembarked in another dimension… After a good fifteen minutes of walking, I…

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When I left the metro station in Vanves, south of Paris, I discovered a pretty, modern and flowery city. Just a few steps from the station, I found the porch I had been told to look for, and crossed beneath it to find the participative habitat where I would spend a week. It was a large building, nestled between the wall of the cemetery…

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The Emergence of Assemblies of the Commons in France In France, the theme of “commons” as a possible structure for society re-emerged gradually since the late 90s and French books on the subject have been published since the 2000s. This question has been confined to the field of digital commons for a long time, and has expanded more and more in recent years into areas such…

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