June 27, 2023

Public Spaces Conference 2023

The Public Spaces Conference 2023 is organized jointly by us, PublicSpaces, and Waag Futurelab. It will take place on 27 and 28 of June in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
October 3, 2023

Creative Commons Global Summit 2023

The Creative Commons Global Summit in Mexico City is taking place this week between 3 and 6 of October. The event, whose theme is AI & the Commons, is attended by both Alek and Paul. 
June 20, 2023

Protocols, standards and ecosystems

Together with the critical infrastructure lab, we brought together 25 European experts working on interoperability, standards governance and identity protocols.
May 8, 2023


As a part of our exploration of the open movement, last May, we hosted a workshop with a small group of the movement’s leaders. The convening built up on what we found out in Shifting Tides – quality research about the state of the movement conducted a few months prior.
April 13, 2023

Critical Infrastructure Lab launch: What should the next European Commission do?

At the Critical Infrastructure Lab launch event in Amsterdam, we hosted a workshop on “Imagining the future: what should the next European Commission do”.
March 23, 2023

Mozfest 2023: AI systems as a challenge to concentrations of power

On 23 March, we organised a roundtable titled “Open AI systems: will they challenge the concentrations of power?”, during the Mozilla Festival 2023.
November 30, 2022

Open Future Salon #2. Launch of Paradox of Open: Responses

On 30 November at 17:00 CET (16:00 UTC), online, we hosted an Open Future Salon to launch "Paradox of Open: Responses." 
November 18, 2022

AI_Commons roundtable on open licensing and AI datasets

On Friday, 18 November, we organized an in-person AI_Commons roundtable together with Creative Commons.
October 15, 2022

Discussing Democratic Data Governance with RadicalxChange in Poland

RadicalxChange organized gatherings on 15-16 October in Lodz and on 18 October in Warsaw to explore pioneering digital democracy practices. Alek joined both of them, focusing on democratic data governance.
June 24, 2022

AI Infrastructures for Civil Society and the Arts

On Friday 24 June we participated in a Workshop on AI Infrastructures for Civil Society and the Arts organized by the Hardware Medienkunst Verein. Paul's intervention was centered on the possibility of Common Data Spaces that can nurture artistic practices and civil society activism. 
June 23, 2022

Open Future Salon #1: Introducing the Public Data Commons. B2G data sharing in the public interest

On 23 June, we organized our first Salon to present our proposal for a data governance framework that ensures broader B2G data sharing in the public interest, and discuss its implementation.