The Commonist Podcasts

The Commonist Podcasts

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Alternative modes of livelihood and sociability beyond Carbon, Capital, Corruptive Politics, Constant Growth, and Commodification; Podcasts by Common Alternatives website and Alternative Futures Research Network at UON


19 - Smart Cities of More-Than-Human Futures by Prof. Marcus Foth
Mar 11 • 96 min
Professor Marcus Foth - from Queensland University of Technology - Hosted by UON-FEDUA Alternative Futures Research Hub Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 10am – 2pm incl. lunch-breakThe turn to participation in smart cities was intended to increase the involvement of…
18 - Alternative commons - Ownership and Governance of platform cooperatives - Prof. Morgan & Dr. McNeill
Jan 9 • 24 min
Professor Bronwen Morgan (UNSW Law) and Dr. Joanne McNeill (UWS) discuss the insights gained by thinking about the ownership and governance of platform cooperatives across a range of sectors through the tri-fold perspective of legal, design and urban…
17 - Alternative Commons - Social Care Services Cooperatives - Robyn Kaczmarek
Jan 9 • 18 min
Robyn Kaczmarek (Founder and Managing Director, The Co-operative Life), tells her story about how Australia’s first worker-owned cooperative delivers quality social care services and offers care workers a better deal. Robyn Kaczmarek is the founder and…
16 - Alternative Commons: Housing Cooperatives- Dr Louise Crabtree
Jan 9 • 14 min
Dr Louise Crabtree (and James Brown) discuss how co-operative housing is demonstrating how to break away from developer-led models of housing to focus on people and community. Several case studies highlight key aspects of the model, what it means to do…
15 - Alternative Commons: Case Stuides of Energy Cooperatives in NSW- Australia - Dr. Jarra Hicks
Jan 9 • 17 min
Dr. Jarra Hicks (Co-Founder and Director of Community Power Agency) will discuss the work of the Community Power Agency is helping to support and build the capacity of community energy co-operatives. Jarra is a passionate advocate, researcher and…
14 - Alternative Commons: Co-operative solutions - Introduction by. Ann Apps
Jan 9 • 16 min
This panel brought together a group of people who have experience in designing, analyzing and implementing co-operative solutions to our most pressing everyday needs – work, energy, housing and care. The panel members introduced four case studies that…
13 - Community Economy: Experiences, Potentials and Challenges - Dr Stephen Healy
Jan 9 • 20 min
The Community Economies Research Network (CERN) is an international network of 200 scholars, activists, and artists working in locations throughout the world to enact a post-capitalist politics in economies understood to be already more than capitalist.…
12 - Feminised Resistances and a Politics in/of the Feminine - A/Prof. Sara C. Motta
Jan 9 • 25 min
As Marxist feminist political economists demonstrate reproductive labour is a key, oft, invisibilised feminised place, of value production (Federici 2004). As decolonial feminists demonstrate the raced and gendered body is faced with complex forms of…
11 - Gendered Footprints in the Green Economy - Associate Professor Ariel Salleh
Jan 8 • 26 min
In a time of ecological breakdown on a planetary scale, governments, business and United Nations agencies advance the Green Economy idea and Sustainable Development Goals as panacea. These programs look to entrepreneurial partnerships and research on…
10 - The Nature and Future of Capital and Its Alternatives in 21st Century
Dec 19, 2019 • 20 min
By Dr S A Hamed Hosseini at the International Sociological Association World Congress, in Toronto 2018. Monday, 16 July 2018: 11:30 Location: 713B (MTCC SOUTH BUILDING) Oral Presentation Seyed A. HOSSEINI FARADONBEH, The University of Newcastle, Australia…
9 - Taming the Beast: A Challenging New Initiative - Mr Michael Johnston
Nov 28, 2019 • 17 min
The systematic degradation of the commons must be contained and reversed if future generations are to survive and prosper. The air we breathe, the temperature in which we live and extreme weather events are now risking our very existence. How did we get…
8 - Implementing a New Human Settlement Theory - Mr Steven Liaros
Nov 28, 2019 • 18 min
Whilst the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables offers significant environmental benefits, the other transition—from a centralized to a distributed energy system—underpins a disruptive model for planning cities, towns and villages. A local…
7 - Reconciling Social and Regional Policy - Professor Watts - Dr James Juniper
Nov 28, 2019 • 36 min
Reconciling Social and Regional Policy with the Macroeconomic Constraints Professor Martin Watts and Dr. James Juniper (University of Newcastle, Australia) This Conference is focused on Alternative Futures and Regional Outcomes, as a means of creating a…
6 - Toward Democratic Eco-Socialism in Australia - Associate Professor Hans A. Baer
Nov 28, 2019 • 28 min
I offer a vision of a socially just and environmentally sustainable Australia that draws on the concept of democratic eco-socialism, a term which I along with Merrill Singer and Ida Susser coined over 20 years ago and conflates the notions of democratic…
5 - Ecotopianism and the Future of Labour in 21st Century - Professor Emerita Verity Burgmann
Nov 28, 2019 • 35 min
The potential role of organized workers in combatting environmental problems and global warming is rarely discussed in academic considerations of these problems. For example, Ulrich Beck on The Risk Society ignores the role of working-class organisations…
4 - From Commoning the Alternatives to Commonism as an Alternative - Dr. S A Hamed Hosseini
Jul 29, 2019 • 32 min
Knowledges of the inner nature, deep structures and conflictual dynamism of capitalism potentially constitute a transformative cognitive Commons. Likewise, to achieve an inclusive understanding of the existing post-capitalist praxes and the imaginary…
3 - Building an Earth Centred Future
Jul 28, 2019 • 28 min
Building an Earth Centred Future: Culture, Ethics, Law, Economy Dr. Michelle Maloney Australia faces a deeply challenging governance and leadership crisis, as many national and state political leaders continue to support unjust and ecologically damaging…
2 - In Our Time: From Southern Neoliberalism to Cooperative Futures by Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell
Jul 28, 2019 • 32 min
In Our Time: From Southern Neoliberalism to Cooperative Futures Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell The Hunter region has been through a sequence of changes that are distinctive, but in many ways reflect the wider story of Australian settler colonialism and…
1 - “Subverting the Corporate Form” by Dr. Jim Stanford
Jul 28, 2019 • 19 min
Subverting the Corporate Form by Jim Stanford for 2018 Alternative Futures Symposium UON Alternative Futures and Regional Prospects Symposium Working across Differences, beyond Carbon, Capital and Commodity Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd of November 2018…