Michel Bauwens is the founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property.He writes editorials for Al Jazeera English . He is listed at #82, on the Post-Carbon Institute (En)Rich list. http://enrichlist.org/the-list/
He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who have organised major global conferences on the commons and economics. http://commonsandeconomics.org
Michel is co-author with Vasilis Kostakis of ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’ published by Palgrave Pivot in 2014. In Belgium 2014, he published the best-selling interview, with Jean Lievens, 'De Wereld Redden, met peer to peer naar een post-kapitalistische samenleving' (‘Save the World with P2P - towards a post-capitalist society’).In the first semester of 2014, Michel Bauwens was research director of the floksociety.org
research group, which produced the first integrated Commons Transition Plan for the government of Ecuador, in order to create policies for a 'social knowledge economy'. In January 2015 CommonsTransition.org was launched. Commons Transition builds on the work of the FLOK Society and features newly revised and updated, non-region specific versions of these policy documents. Commons Transition aims toward a society of the Commons that would enable a more egalitarian, just, and environmentally stable world.Michel currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.