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Place-Based Cooperatives[edit]


Commongrounds is a new 4-story, 50,000 s.f. $16 million development in Traverse City, Michigan cooperatively owned by nearly 600 members. It will feature a food incubator, coffeeshop, distillery, childcare center, cowering space for impact organizations and businesses, performing arts and events space, artist-in-residence space, and 24 workforce rental units. Construction began in Fall 2020, with tenants scheduled to move in by 2022.

DC Arts + Wellness Co-Creation Hub[edit]

DC Arts + Wellness Co-Creation Hub is an arts and wellness real estate cooperative based on arts, wellness, nature and indigenous values hosting community events, plant medicine ceremonies, workshops and creative, educational experiences. It will be located in a DC neighborhood to be determined with a groundbreaking goal of 2022, with a projected ownership of 1000 members.

Mutualistic Communication + Governance[edit]


Partnerism is a socio-economic system that values and rewards caring for one another, nature, and our collective future. Learn more on the Partnerism page.

Cultural Transformation Theory[edit]

Cultural Transformation Theory proposes that societies used to follow a mutualistic, caring “partnership model” of civilization, but over time, it gave way to today's current “dominator model” of civilization. However, there is growing evidence that we are returning to the partnership model.

Self Organization[edit]

Self Organizing Systems - A list of self-organizing systems


Co-Creation Systems - Systems, models, tools for co-creation

Decentralized Financing[edit]



Glossary - Terms that define the co-creation of a world of mutuality