Stacco Troncoso (Spain) is the strategic direction steward of the P2P Foundation as well as the project lead for Commons Transition, the P2PF’s main communication and advocacy hub. He is also a co-founder of the P2P translation collective Guerrilla Translation. A professional translator since 1998, Stacco grew up in London, England, and returned to Madrid, Spain, to study Fine Arts in 1992. Since 2011, he has been involved in the 15-M and Occupy movements, out of which Guerrilla Translation was conceived to facilitate sharing information across cultures and languages. He is also designer/content editor for CommonsTransition.org and the new Commons Strategies Group website. His work in communicating commons culture extends to public speaking and relationship-building with prefigurative communities, policymakers and potential commoners worldwide.
By Stacco Troncoso, Open Democracy
The etymology of “apocalypse” points to an “unveiling”, dropping illusion and finding revelation. As our global production systems and social institutions (eg. healthcare, education) are suddenly overwhelmed, their basic unsuitability is exposed.
By Stacco Troncoso, Stacco Troncoso blog
The greatest enclosure of the commons is that of the mind: our capacity to imagine better worlds, to be kinder to each other and to the Earth. This will not be an easy or straightforward process. We need to hold each other through the loss and pain. We need to keep finding the others among all of us, until there are no more.
By Stacco Troncoso, Ann Marie Utratel, Hackernoon
So, what do we mean by a DisCO? It stands for Distributed Cooperative Organizations, and it’s a set of organisational tools and practices for groups of people who want to work together in a cooperative, commons-oriented, and feminist economic form.
By Stacco Troncoso, P2P Foundation
One of the worst effects of capitalist realism is the endless bad-mouthing of alternatives to its toxicity. With this in mind, I’d like to share with you some extraordinary examples of imaginative prototyping exercises towards commons-oriented futures — presented by the very people who will bring them about in the face of darker possibilities.
By Stacco Troncoso, P2P Foundation Blog
If Guerrilla Translation is a co-op, think of the co-op members as shareholders. Okay, like in an evil corporation, but bear with us. Each member is an owner, holding different types of shares in the collective.
By Ann Marie Utratel, Stacco Troncoso, P2P Foundation Blog
One of the most difficult systems to reimagine is global manufacturing. If we are producing offshore and at scale, ravaging the planet for short-term profits, what are the available alternatives? A movement combining digital and physical production points toward a new possibility: Produce within our communities, democratically and with respect for nature and its carrying capacity.
By Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Stacco Troncoso, Ann Marie Utratel, P2P Foundation
All of the above form a strategy for a multi-modal commons-centric transition, offering a positive way out of the current crisis and a way to respond to the new demands of the commons-influenced generations. The Commons and the prefigurative forms of a new value regime already exist. The commoners are already here, and they’re already commoning; in other words, the Commons transition has begun.
By Ann Marie Utratel, Stacco Troncoso, The Commons Transition
The Commons is maturing politically, its methods and principles becoming more visible and its participants winning municipal elections in a variety of European cities. How did this happen, and what happens next? First, a look at our present political context, and then some observations on the birth and trajectory of this new wave of commons politics.