Any chance you're in Barcelona tomorrow, the 31st of March at around 7pm local time? Then you should stop by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, where Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation) and Ismael Peña ( will debate the significance of P2P for the cultural and economics spheres. From the announcement:

"P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file-sharing networks go beyond the use that is generally made of these new technologies (music and films exchanges). They are essentially based on shared power and a widely distributed access to resources in a participative design of social processes where nobody is excluded. Everything seems to aim that exporting the P2P model to non-digital spaces will become the core logic of our societies in the near future.

Are we prepared to produce equal-to-equal culture and create common values? Can we demand a peer-to-peer government? Will we be able to hold the peer-to-peer property and defend common value versus private appropiation?"

The discussion will be hosted by Olivier Schulbaum of, and it will be streamed live as well. Just in case you're not in the neighborhood.

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