Commons Strategies Group

The Commons Strategies Group (CSG) is a partnership to help advance the commons in diverse settings — both in theory and practice.

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Frontiers of Commoning

The Commons, its patterns and how they converge

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CSG-authored publications and media, as well as a selection of in-depth reports on the Commons


Conferences and Events

Summaries, full reports and video material reflecting CSG-organized events and deep-dives

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    With the tragic passing of Silke Helfrich on November 10, 2021, the Commons Strategies Group is pausing to reflect on its future role in the Commonsverse.

    David Bollier's remembrance of Silke can be read here, and here are tributes by the Commons Institute (English, German) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation ( English, German , Spanish ). Additional tributes can be found here.

    Inquiries about CSG or the contents of this website may be directed to David Bollier at david/at/

    Silke's family may be reached at silke.helfrich/at/