Goods & Transactions – Alternative Materiality, Micro & Non-Commercial Circulation

How the transaction of objects is mediated by social organizations of regulation that compete, parallel or complement the model of capitalist accumulation? How are these organizations sustained by clientelist networks and mechanisms of interpersonal arrangements? What are the tools for government and management that contribute to regulation/deregulation of economics and politics and that the rights to use and share?

Possible & non-exhaustive ideas of topics:

  • RIGHTS – How commons are transformed as merchant goods (and vice-versa) and how norms of use overlap with rights of ownership?
  • PROGRESS – Do new technologies of information, circulation and communication favour social emancipation?
  • SOLIDARITIES – What happens when the circulation of goods is more oriented towards interlocal and intergenerational solidarities than by the desire for capitalization?
  • 5 & 1 – PUBLIC/COMMONS – Are there common goods which are exclusive to a community and therefore do not meet a definition of the public good? It may be interesting to re-examine experiences of establishing “commons” at different spatial scales and temporal, with regard to the notion of “public” (and vice versa) in order to enrich reciprocal interrogation of these two fields of research.