According to the German biologist, bio-semiotician and philosopher Andreas Weber, “there is no place in nature for exclusive ownership or artificial scarcity through property rights; ecosystems are in effect open-source regimes of natural abundance.”
In his book “Enlivenment: Toward a Poetics for the Anthropocene” he states that “for millennia human societies have understood the biosphere as a commons- based economy and treated their internal cultures, material resources and immaterial exchange relations as a part of a huge, all-encompassing commons” .
Looking at nature through the lens of Enlivenment “nature is a commons economy consisting of subjects that are continuously mediating relationships among each other – relationships that have a material side, but also always embody meaning, a sense of living and the notion of belonging to a place”.
From where you are situated – geographically, socially, or personally, how do you experience the commons?
Share with us in your medium of choice.