The Bank of Common Knowledge (BCK) is a pilot experience dedicated to the research of social mechanisms for the collective production of contents, mutual education, and citizen participation. It is a laboratory platform where we explore new ways of enhancing the distribution channels for practical and informal knowledge, as well as how to share it.
2. Mission and meaning of BCK
Create, protect and expand knowledge, exchange and spread. Re-evaluation into common knowledge.
3. What is the BCK?
Is a trial experience to research social mechanichs of contents production. Mutual education and citizen participation. BCK is a workshop that looks for other ways to distribute and share practical knowledge.
4. The motor
Individual and collective needs to be more autonomous and general lack of resources for the everyday issues. In short: urban survival.
We look for alternative, cheap and affordable, even free ways to find answers to all sort of needs. We share practical or theoretical knowledge in all disciplines, from medical to crafts, to technology to civil rights. All we need to know for the every day life.
We collect share and protect knowledge rarely valued, common knowledge in traces to be lost, knowledge locked on a patent system, knowledge not able to be approved by science. All matters.
The Bank of Common Knowledge wants to allow people conscious of the value of knowledge to assemble, produce, create and transmit in new communication and exchange circuits, free from restrictive hierarchical roles.
You are very welcome to participate and send us or recommend us DIY manuals (text, audio, video), experts or reports of similar experiences.
The Bank of Common Knowledge is organized as an open source model of knowledge transfer, a laboratory for inventing and trying out new forms of production, education, organization and distribution, involving new roles for producers and receivers, experts and amateurs, teachers and students, as well as new relationships between the production of image, text, and audio material and their subsequent diffusion in the public space.
The Bank of Common Knowledge project adapts the techniques of peer-to-peer media sharing to peer-to-peer education, allowing discrete chunks of information to be broken down and passed on via a network of volunteers.