16 June 2006

The Balinese Commons

Well, this sounds like paradise: a conference about the commons taking place in Bali. As the press release puts it (no direct link because of the retrogressive use of frames):

Bali itself is a prime example of commons institutions. The subaks, or traditional irrigation systems have been built and managed by farmers that have lasted over centuries. Even the cultural heritage of the island--seen in the dance, music, and art - is a treasured commons.

Well, quite: kecak as commons, the gamelan as commons, wayang kulit as commons.... (Via On The Commons.)

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