Charlie Tims

is a researcher and writer who specializes in creativity, public spaces, learning and related policy initiatives. He is currently working as a researcher with the Doc Next Network, part of the Youth & Media Programme of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), and as an associate of the think-tank Demos.


Cover for: A rough guide to the commons

There are a raft of major challenges that complicate the creation of the commons today. The researcher and writer Charlie Tims considers some of the most pressing of these challenges – in combination with landmark efforts to regain control over domestic and international modes of governance, as well as to reclaim resources, public space and housing. The following text is based on his September 2015 talk at the ECF’s annual Idea Camp.