23, 24, 25 & 27 November

    Aulario Campus Guajara La Laguna University (ULL)


    An opportunity to discover the keys that encourage the economic paradigm shift and to explore the initiatives that put it into practice. An opportunity to receive advanced and intensive training on the other economies at the hands of the best experts. An opportunity for local collaborative projects and initiatives to get to know each other and connect and advance in the construction of a collaborative ecosystem in Tenerife and the Canary Islands

  • Objectives


    How to develop a true sharing economy focused in the benefits of all and not in the profits of a few global platforms?

    How to foster collaborative territories that strengthen capacities, encourage creativity and boost the collective intelligence of its inhabitants?


    How to adapt the emerging experiences of collaborative and commons cities to insular contexts?


    How to renew and update the processes of participation and citizen collaboration mechanisms to take advantage of the possibilities offered by new technologies?


    The motivation for doing emerges from knowledge


    TFC 2017 is an intensive immersion and a story full of experiences and inspiration about new economic and social proposals by renowned experts. Political leaders and technicians of public administrations, trainers, students, groups and people who promote social and solidarity initiatives, companies committed to the environment, citizens who seek to channel or activate their desire for change, ... everyone can learn and be inspired by TFC 2017.


    Because collective problems require collective solutions


    At TFC 2017 we will enjoy the opportunity to know and recognize each other. Making friends and discovering possibilities for collaboration is easier in an environment that encourages interaction.


    At TFC 2017 we will have plenty of time, space and moments to ask, chat, eat together, have fun, share experiences and projects.


    They want us in solitude but they will have us in common


    Because nothing changes if action doesn´t follow reflexion


    And after that, what. We'll leave for sure with a backpack loaded with ideas, inspirations and discoveries. But also methodologies and tools to boost our previous projects and eager to collaborate in some of the concrete initiatives we have known.


    TFC 2017 will not be a punctual and temporary act. Among all, we will give continuity. We will not have to wait until TFC 2018 to reload the collaborative stacks and resume the pending tasks.

  • Tracks

    Platform Cooperatives

    A true sharing economy

    The expectations of an economy for the people that generated the collaborative economy have faded. Finally, a few global corporations have appropriated the concept to do business as usual.


    But, also, it has shown us a way. The platform cooperativism is built on the reformulation of concepts such as innovation and efficiency with a view to benefit all, not only capturing value for a few.


    Trebor Scholz: Platform Cooperativism. Challenging the Corporate Collaborative Economy

    Sharing cities / Sharing Islands

    where everything is going to happen

    The time of the brand cities is over.


    The new globality will be formed by a network of interconnected cities.

    The vitality of cities will increasingly be based on their ability to use digital networks intelligently and strategically. Cities must use these networks to become a collaborative platform for all their citizens, to be collaborative cities. Cities that smells like future and in which would all wanted to live.


    Albert Cañigueral: Sharing Cities. More human and sustainable cities


    Digital Democracy and Participation


    We need institutional-social alliances to solve the great challenges together. Separately, our power, our powers are limited and fragmented. Alliances of shared talent, of intelligent crowds, where the CO world (not that of private companies) is the winning equation: CO-consciousness, CO-share, CO-decide, CO-create, CO-manage, CO- community. And draw a new itinerary of democratic governance where technology shifts from the technocratic conception of smarts cities to the democratic conception of smarts citizens.


    Antonio Gutiérrez Rubí: Cities for life: the limits of power


  • Schedule




    Thursday, November 23


    10:30. Accreditation

    10:45. Welcome and presentation

    11:00. Michel Bauwens.- Commons, P2P mode of production, open cooperativism and platform cooperativism: a necessary synthesis

    12:00. Trebor Scholz.- Platform cooperativism. What we have learned and challenges ahead

    13:00. Mayo Fuster.- Platform co-operatives and public authorities.

    14:00. Lunch

    16:00. Sarah De Heusch: new forms of cooperativism: Smart cooperative

    17:00. Juho Makkonen: Sharetribe, a digital procomún for the construction of platform cooperatives.

    18:00. CNPC Project.- A lively and replicable experience to build, from the Canary Islands, a new economic model.

    19:00. Panel of joint reflexion on the day.

    20:00. Enjoy La Laguna


    Friday, November 24


    10:30. Presentation day

    11:00. Francesca Bria.- The experience of Barcelona.

    12:00. Michel Bauwens.- The City-Based Commons Transition in Ghent: Lessons for island economics.

    13:00. Tom Llewellyn.- The Sharing Cities Network, #MapJam. Experiences and potential applications to the Canary Islands.

    14:00. Lunch

    16:00. Mara Balestrini.- Open and collaborative practices for a new economy of the data.

    17:00. Harmen van Sprang.- Sharing NL: The experience of Amsterdam. The Global Sharing Cities Alliance.

    18:00. Francisco Jurado.- Constraints and challenges for digital democracy in Spain.

    19:00 Panel of joint reflexion on the day.

    20:00 The Sharing Islands Big Band in concert


    Saturday, November 25


    9: 00-17: 30.- Simone Cicero.- Masterclass (Platform Design Toolkit one-day experience) for the construction of collaborative platforms. Limited places

    10:00-14:00.- Canarian Network of Cooperatives Platform (CNPC) .- Information on the 12 platforms, showing their functioning and invitation to participate in the development of the project.


    Monday, November 27


    10:00-19:00 Coocreation of community initiatives workshop with citizens, companies, universities and administrations. With Tom Llewellyn, Francesca Bria, Harman van Sprang, Mayo Fuster, Francisco Jurado and commonomia.

  • Speakers

  • Michel Bauwens

    Michel Bauwens is the founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property.


    Bauwens travels extensively giving workshops and lectures on P2P and the Commons as emergent paradigms and the opportunities they present to move towards a post-capitalist world. Michel is also research director of CommonsTransition.org. a platform for policy development aimed toward a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who have organised major global conferences on the commons and economics.


    Three recent books, amongst which (with Vasilis Kostakis), ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’ have been published in English, Dutch and French.


    Michel currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is currently finalizing a Commons Transition Plan for the city of Ghent in Belgium.

  • Trebor Scholz

    Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City.


    His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance.


    His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013), and Ours to Hack and to Own: Platform Cooperativism. A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (eds. with Nathan Schneider, OR Books, 2016).


    In 2009, Scholz started to convene the influential digital labor conferences at The New School. Today, he frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the Internet to media scholars, cooperativists, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. Scholz is a member of the Barcelona Advisory Council on Technological Sovereignty.


    His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, and The Washington Post.

  • Mayo Fuster

    Mayo Fuster Morell is the Dimmons director of research on collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOPnet).


    In 2010, she concluded her PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence on the governance of common-based peer production, and have numerous publications in the field.


    She is the principal investigator for the European project P2Pvalue: Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production. She is also responsible of the experts group BarCola on collaborative economy and commons production at the Barcelona City Council.

  • Sarah De Heusch

    Project officcer for the Development & Strategy Unit at Smart - Société Mutuelle pour artistes

    My job mainly consists in developing partnerships with other organizations (networks, NGOs, research centers,...) on topics that are relevant to Smart.

    I am brought to connect people and structures, organize seminars, elaborate project proposals, advocate, write articles, make presentations and stimulate debates.

    Along the years I have developed expertise in the creative field, atypical employment, social protection and social economy.

  • Juho Makkonen

    Juho Makkonen is the CEO & Co-Founder of a Finnish startup called Sharetribe and Helsinki connector of OuiShare.


    Sharetribe makes it easy for anyone to create their own peer-to-peer marketplace in the spirit of Airbnb, Relayrides or Yerdle.

    In these marketplaces people can sell, rent and share goods, skills and spaces with each other.


    The purpose of Sharetribe is to democratize platform ownership by making it easy for anyone to build and run their own marketplace.

  • Francesca Bria

    Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer at the Barcelona City Council, Francesca Bria is a senior expert and advisor on digital strategy, technology and information policy. She is a Researcher and Teaching Associate at Imperial College Business School in the Innovation Studies Centre- Digital Economy Lab.


    She has a background in social science and innovation economics, a PhD from Imperial College, and an MSc in E-business and Innovation from the University College of London, Birkbeck.

    Bria is a member of the Internet of Things Council and an advisor for the European Commission on Future Internet and Smart Cities policy. She is also a member of the EC Expert Group on Open Innovation (OISPG) and a member of the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC).


    She has been advising a variety of organisations and public institutions on innovation policy, open technology, the Internet of Things and smart cities. She is also active in various innovation movements advocating for open access, open technologies and digital rights.

  • Tom Llewellyn

    Tom Llewellyn is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shareable.net, and a lifelong sharer, commoner, and story teller. He manages organizational, editorial, and events partnerships and has coordinated the global Sharing Cities Network, #MapJam, and other community sharing campaigns, in addition to speaking internationally about real, equitable sharing.


    Previously, he was the Education and Activism Director for Sustainable Living Roadshow co-leading the touring organization across the U.S. for 5 years producing eco events and actions promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability.


    Tom has co-founded several community and sharing based initiatives including: A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Asheville Tool Library, REAL Cooperative (Regenerative Education, Action & Leadership) and the worker cooperative Critter Cafe.

  • Mara Balestrini

    Mara is a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and a technology strategist. She leads the Research Lab at Ideas for Change, a think tank and consultancy firm advising cities, businesses and institutions on innovation, open and collaborative strategies, civic tech, and exponential growth (see our frameworks @pentagrowth and @The Bristol approach). She is also a project manager at the Fab Lab Barcelona where she coordinates Making Sense, a European project that seeks to empower citizens through personal digital manufacturing applied to the design of environmental sensors.


    Mara earned a PhD in Computer Science from theIntel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities (ICRI-Cities) at University College London (UCL). She also holds a BA in Audiovisual Communications, a postgraduate diploma in Media Arts and a MSc in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media.


    Mara is a member of the UCL Engineering Exchange, advisor at the Open Faculty, contributor to the Sharing Cities Network, and co-organiser of the Ouishare Collaborative Economy Research Network. She teaches the course “Cities for citizens” in the Master in City Technology at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). She has worked as a video journalist, has been a university lecturer and and research assistant at the Group of Interactive Technologies (GTI), at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

  • Harmen van Sprang

    Harmen van Sprang is a co-founder of shareNL. He’s an independent expert in the field of sharing (or: collaborative) economy. He advises startups, companies, cities, and (inter)national governments and frequently brings them together to inspire them and create impact.


    Harmen is also one of the initiators of Amsterdam Sharing City and more recently of the global Sharing Cities Alliance. He is a member of the advisory board of Sharing City Seoul.


    Harmen loves to share his insights and experience. He is a global keynote speaker and already did 150+ presentations and workshops all over the world: from Paris to Rome, and from Toronto to Tokyo. Furthermore, he is the co-author of a business book called ‘Share.’ And he’s a spokesperson for the international press and has been interviewed 100+ times.

  • Francisco Jurado

    Jurist. Researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOP) and in the Laboratory of Ideas and Political Practices of the Pablo de Olavide University.


    PhD in Public Policies and Social Transformation.


    Expert in political representation, legislative and technopolitical process.


    Author of "New Political Grammar" (Icaria 2014). Co-author of "Interrnet, Politics and R-Evolutions" (Icaria, 2012), "Nothing will be the same" (FAD, 2015) and "Counterpower: dismantling the Regime"

  • Simone Cicero

    Simone is a strategist in love with open culture currently focused on understanding how platforms, peers and partners work together.


    In 2013 he created the Platform Design Toolkit a creative commons licensed set of tools that help designers create P2P market-networks, open Innovation strategies and, more generally, to design for ecosystems. Simone helps startups and large organizations to envision their future through co-design

    Simone is also part of OuiShare - the global Think/Do tank for the Collaborative Economy.

  • Pablo Fernández del Castillo

    Official of the European Commission.


    Connector for Europe of Commonomia and Tenerife Collaborativa.


    Promoter of a new development model based on the collaborative economy, the use of complementary currencies and a basic income.


    Analyst of new forms of governance and citizen participation. He lives in Brussels

  • Pedro Martín Palmero


    Bachelor of Law and Economist.


    Some time ago left the dark side to promote commonomia.


    Defender of utopias. A little bit tired of postmodernism, only inner revolutions and microactivities. Bent on speeding up. Small is beautiful but bigger is better.


    He lives in Tenerife

  • Commonomia: GNPC Project

    The GNPC is a cooperative collaborative system that combines physical and digital resources. It is constituted by a large virtual market of 12 digital cooperative platforms, complementary local currency (NEXOS), a network of community physical spaces and a team of sectoral and territorial dynamizers (Connectors)


    The GNPC is an open and under construction project. At TFC 2017 we want it to become a digital common that allows community initiatives to connect and create a transforming ecosystem that contributes to the development of a new economic and social model

  • Registration

    The entrance to Sharing Islands is free but you must enter in this form to accredit yourself. You have until November 21, 2017 to do so. Do not forget. We count on your assistance.

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