Alain Ambrosi (Canada) is a designer and producer of intercultural projects, independent researcher, author, videographer and producer of the Remix The Commons Project.
“Most commons have never gone by that name. For most of history there was no need for such a generic term. The differences between the practices referred to – estover, minga, ejidos, locally-maintained irrigation systems, communal fields and pastures, traditions of gleaning or gathering or turf-cutting or setting aside “pin money” or seeds, sharing software development, or even just maintaining considerate silence after dark – were more important.”
Corner House Report (London), 2014