Some enterprising commoners in Spain and Latinamerica have launched an imaginative crowdfunding campaign to translate and publish my book Think Like a Commoner in Spanish. What makes this publishing initiative so distinctive is its ambition to build a new transnational publishing network that is commons-oriented in content as well as practice. They call it “Think Global, Print Local.”
The plan is to translate my book into Spanish and then use small-scale printing and distribution to publish the book in Spain and throughout Latin America. -- initially Peru, Argentina and Mexico, to be followed later in other locations. The Spanish edition of my book will be entitled Pensar desde los comunes: una breve introducción.
It is difficult for a project this innovative to obtain financing, so the organizers have launched a crowdfunding campaign this week through the Spain-based Goteo website. I’m thrilled to have my book be the focus of this pathbreaking translation/publishing experiment. I'm also excited about having my short introduction to the commons accessible to the Spanish-speaking world!
The “claymation” video by Espacio Abierto of Peru, explaining the project, is particularly wonderful, especially the animated clay rendition of me! If you go to the Goteo website for the campaign, you can watch the video, learn more about the project and contribute to it. It's off to a strong start, but it needs to minimally raise 8.042 euros -- 10,602 euros is optimum.