A concept with many interrelated dimensions:
(1) It is composed by the common goods themselves (the planet, the socio-environmental heritage, the body, urban spaces and cyber spaces), in addition to the management of these goods by self-governing communities. Thus, procedures and norms are created to guarantee the right of use to all and prevent that goods are held by one or a few people – the so-called land enclosures.
(2) It is a governance system operated by a network that connects users to their communities and the planet (cultural and natural resources)
(3) It is a political process that calls for actions beyond the stratified practices of the market and the modern State.
(4) It is also an economic alternative that generates relations of reciprocity within the communities (local or global), generosity and solidarity, favoring the value of use as opposed to the value of exchange.
(5) It is about life as a collective effort – consisting of humans, their creations (non-humans) and other living beings that co-inhabit the Earth (which is itself a living organism). Therefore, it consists of a socio-ecological system.
(6) It is about a cultural transformation of great proportions, as a result of a process based on fraternity, meaning and spirituality. A practical tutorial for a life of joy and imagination.