Margrit Kennedy

Margrit Kennedy (Germany) is the author of Interest and Inflation Free Money (1987, translated into 23 languages) and numerous books and articles dealing with regional and sectoral complementary currencies, permaculture and urban ecology.,,

Katharina Frosch

Katharina Frosch (Germany) is an innovation economist working on social innovation in urban agriculture, Co-Founder of and which won sustainability awards in 2010 and 2011 from the German Council for Sustainable Development.

Christa Müller

Christa Müller (Germany) is a sociologist and author. For many years she has been committed to research on rural and urban subsistence. She is executive partner of the joint foundation “anstiftung & ertomis” in Munich. Her most recent book (in German) is Urban Gardening: About the Return of Gardens into the City. She blogs at

George Pór

George Pór (UK) is an evolutionary thinker, researcher in collective intelligence and strategic learning partner to changemakers and visionary leaders in civil society, business and government. He is Director of School of Commoning (, Fellow of Future Considerations and founder of CommunityIntelligence.

David Bollier

David Bollier (USA) is an author, activist and independent scholar of the commons. He is Co-Founder of the Commons Strategies Group and the author of ten books, including Viral Spiral, Brand Name Bullies and Silent Theft. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts and blogs at

Beatriz Busaniche

Beatriz Busaniche (Argentina) is a graduate of social communication and professor at the National University of Buenos Aires. She works for Vía Libre Foundation; is public team leader for Creative Commons Argentina; and currently is Executive Director of Wikimedia Argentina. Her personal blog is

Ana de Ita

Ana de Ita (Mexico) is an activist for peasant life and Indigenous autonomy. She is researcher at and founder of the Centro de Estudios para el Cambio en el Campo Mexicano (Ceccam) [Research Center for Change in Rural Mexico]. She is a backer of the Red en Defensa del Maíz [Corn Defense Network], opposing transgenic crops, and a doctoral candidate of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Lili Fuhr

Lili Fuhr (Germany) heads the ecology and sustainable development department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s head office in Berlin. Her focus is on international resource and climate politics.

Gustavo Esteva

Gustavo Esteva (Mexico) is an activist and public intellectual, the author of numerous books and articles, a columnist for La Jornada (Mexico) and occasionally, The Guardian. He has been actively engaged in the fight for reclaiming the commons, together with indigenous peoples, peasants and urban marginalized. He collaborates with the Universidad de la Tierra (University of the Earth) in Oaxaca, which he helped to found.

Massimo De Angelis

Massimo De Angelis (Italy) is Professor of Political Economy at the University of East London. He is author, most recently, of The Beginning of History: Value Struggles and Global Capital, and editor of The Commoner web journal, at


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