As a publication of the Knowledge Futures Group, Commonplace brings together mission-aligned individuals, institutions, and organizations to converse about the dynamic space of digital infrastructure, informational structures, and knowledge production and dissemination. We strive to share and reflect the range of voices and opinions within this ever changing and evolving space, and have a particular focus on actionable items that provoke and disrupt the status-quo in publishing until educational and economic publishing systems change to be more open and equitable.
We started Commonplace to continue to make connections and focus on community-lead efforts within the knowledge production and publication ecosystem. By asking and investigating into what healthy discourse and networks could and should be, we open the space up for conversations that spark real changes. By using the PubPub platform, these types of conversations take shape and come to life right here.
We also try to lead by example and through experimentation both through publishing practices and business models. As such, we do not take any money from advertising and keep our publication free to access and free from ads.
Learn more about how we started and a list of topics we hope to cover in our press release:
Our mission is to publish viewpoints around what the future(s) of knowledge should look like toward collective action and broader advocacy. We do that as providing a platform for other’s to share their thoughts and calls to action to improve and restore balance to the publishing and informational ecosystems.