We held this conference from November 12-30, 2018. Login as an IASC member to access videos. Available to the general public is the welcome video and the commons video contest.
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Welcome from the Conference Chair

Marco A. Janssen

President Elect of the international Association for the Study of the Commons
Director of the Center for Behavior, Institutions & the Environment
Professor School of Sustainability, Arizona State University.

Keynote Addresses

Is Sustainability Rocket Science?

by J. Marty Anderies
School of Sustainability and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Working Together: Fishers, Civil Society, and Academia Build Research and Policy Outcomes on Collective Action

by Xavier Basurto
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Nurturing The Urban Commons

by Harini Nagendra
School of Development, Azim Premji University

Video Presentations

When The Past Rears Its Head: Technocratic Visions of Urban Development and The Coopting of Urban Commons

by Hita Unnikrishnan1,2, Harini Nagendra2, Vanesa Castan Broto1

Urban Institute, The University of Sheffield
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

From “Kere” to Tank: Changing perceptions of water as an urban commons

by Anushri Narayan Visweswaran1, Hita Unnikrishnan1,2, and Harini Nagendra1

Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India
Urban Institute, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Role of Self-help Groups as Agents for Local Participation and Service Provision in Peri-urban Villages: The Case of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India

by Richa Kandpal and Izuru Saizen

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

Urban Commons and Placemaking: Exploring Diverse Socio-ecological Linkages With Lake Commons in Bangalore

by Amrita Sen and Harini Nagendra

Centre for Urban Ecological Sustainability, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Cognitive Factors Affecting Multi-scale Collaboration Around Common-pool Resources

by Luisa Galindo

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Taming Surface and Groundwater Use for Irrigation: A Commons’ Problem

by Mamona Sadaf

International institute of Islamic Economics, Pakistan

Social tipping elements for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050

by  Ilona M. Otto, Jonathan F. Donges, et al.

“Tragedy of the Commons” as Conventional Wisdom in Sustainability Education

by Rimjhim Aggarwal, Marco Janssen (presenter), Michael Schoon, and Skaidra Smith Hieisters

School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

From Tragedy to Survival

by Veronika Gezik

CETIP Network

Cross-border Governance: Polycentricity in Practice?

by Martin Spacek1,2, and Milan Husar1

Institute of Management, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava
Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Bratislava

Journey from Tragedy to Survival: Co-Ordination Problems in Polycentric Governance

by Tatiana Kluvankova1,2, Susan Baker3, and Veronika Gezik2

CETIP Network
Cardiff University

Comparative Institutional Analysis of Digital Communities: A Review

by Seth Frey

Communication Dept, University of California, Davis

Making corporations a common good to sustain the global common goods

by Shann Turnbull

International institute for Self-governance, Sydney, Australia


Commons Video Contest

The Commons Video Contest is for 3-minute videos that aim to communicate commons research to a general public. For a detailed description of the contest please follow this link. Below you can find the 20 entrees we received for the contest. In order to define the winning videos we asked IASC members to express their preferences for their 3 favorite videos. The resulting ranking helped the judging panel to select the winning videos.
Polling closed at 6:00 PM MST (UTC -7) on November 25, 2018.

The Winner

The Commons Explained

by Coley Curry, graduate student at Arizona State University, working towards her MFA in dance. Winner of the Commons Video Contest organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons in November 2018.

Runner Ups

Governing the Commons
by Vanya Bisht, PhD student in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University. Runner up in the Commons Video Contest organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons in November 2018.
A tragic story on the commons
by Shivanyaa Rawat, Kunja Shrestha, and Sushmita Patel from the Foundation of Ecological Security, India. Runner up in the Commons Video Contest organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons Video Contest in November 2018.

All Contest Videos

Video 1

by Marcel Bandur

Video 2

by Coley Curry

Video 3

by Vanya Bisht

Video 4

by Cobi Frongillo, Maxine Gunther-Segal, and Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Video 5
by Andrin Zaugg and Max Krauer
Video 6
by Katie Nelson and Stefan Partelow
Video 7
by Bruno Fiengo
Video 8

by Dominik Fischer and Mark Prenrecaj , and Ainsley Brosnan-Smith

Video 9
by Lucas Thoeni and Yanick Imfeld
Video 10
by Khaled Md Shariful Islam
Video 11
by Estela Paradelot
Video 12

by Liza Hoos and Xavier Basurto

Video 13

by Elias Wechsler, Andreas Lüem, and Yakub Karagülle

Video 14

by Kaja Schmid, Rowena Kuonen, and Leandra Ferrario

Video 15
by Vanya Bisht
Video 16

by Ryan Powell and Pierre Eliott Buet

Commons @ASU during World Commons Week

by Skaidra Smith-Heisters, Marco Janssen, and Dane Whittaker

Arizona State University, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, School of Sustainability, and Graduates in Integrative Society & Environmental Research

The Brazil’s Commons Seminar: The Faxinal Tradition

by Carlos Gonzaga

Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (State University of Midwestern) – UNICENTRO – Campus Irati, State of Parana, Brazil

Seminar “The Lens of the Commons” at the Procomum Institute in Brazil

by Georgia Nicolau

Instituto Procomun, SESC Research and Training Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Commons Study Booming in China: Chinese Scholars Celebrating the First World Commons Week

by Yahua Wang

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

World Commons Week Reports

Conversation Corner

In this discussion forum you can address issues with conference attendees unrelated to a specific video presentation. Examples of discussion topics: What are questions you have to other participants on research or methods? What common themes do you observe among the presentations? What do you think about the videos of the video contest? What is your impression about the first IASC Virtual Conference?

Do you have questions about this conference? Please contact us at iasc@asu.edu