Sharing Society: The Impacts of Collaborative Collective Action I
In recent decades we have witnessed a progressive weakening of the moderating role that the welfare state was performing on inequalities and social imbalances in the context of technologically advanced societies, which is assuming the gradual abandonment of mutuality, of social bonds that used to guarantee mutual support and interaction structures capable of making precarious life bearable. How important is to seek collective responses, and what effects and meanings shared practices and collaborative actions have for participants and society?
We are looking for different case studies of collaborative collective action and its effects in practices, bonds, structures and mobilizations that transform contemporary societies. The aim of the session will be to present different examples of forms and experiences of collective actions with a lower degree of structuring and organization than social movements, but which have a strong collaborative component and try to respond to collective challenges.
This proposal moves away from the concept of collaborative economy and seeks experiences that are developed in the field of mutual aid, solidarity, the defense of citizenship rights, not only to do-it-yourself but rather to do-it-with others, actions that reject competitiveness and are grounded in the concept of collective intelligence (the collective is able to solve a problem that the individual can not solve separately) and win-win attitudes. The cases can belong to the following areas: housing, politics and governance, science, technology, ecology, consumption, urbanism, art, culture, communication, support and care, health, food, heritage, spirituality, open culture, ‘making and tinkering’.
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