SELF-ORGANISATION, COUNTER-ECONOMIC STRATEGIES
Self-organisation/counter-economic strategies was initiated by the artists' group Superflex, but it is not about them. It is about the many approaches to the creation, dissemination and maintenance of alternative models for social and economic organisation, and the practical and theoretical implications, consequences and possibilities of these self-organised structures. The counter-economic presented here are alternatives to classical capitalist economic organisations that exploit, or have been produced by, the existing global economic system.
Essays by ten writers cover a wide cross-section of activity, from new approaches to intellectual property and the implications of the free/open source software movement to political activism and the de facto self-organisation embodied in informal architecture and the so-called black economy.