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CC’s #BetterSharing Collection | November: Shared Knowledge, Shared Future

A collage of photos of various objects — bird, flower, hand, etc — and various icons all interconnected by bright yellow lines with occasional dots, like a circuit board, all on a light blue background with the text: Shared knowledge Shared future.
Shared Knowledge, Shared Future” by Luisa Brando for Creative Commons and Fine Acts is licensed via CC BY-SA 4.0.

As part of our #20CC anniversary, last year we joined forces with Fine Acts to spark a global dialogue on what better sharing looks like in action. Our #BetterSharing collection of illustrations was the result — we gathered insights from 12 prominent open advocates around the world and tasked 12 renowned artists who embrace openness with transforming these perspectives into captivating visual pieces available under a CC license.

Each month throughout 2023, we will be spotlighting a different CC-licensed illustration from the collection on our social media headers and the CC blog. For November, we’re excited to showcase “Shared Knowledge, Shared Future” by Colombian illustrator, Luisa Brando. The piece, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0, was inspired by a quote from Molly Van Houweling, former chair of CC’s Board of Directors:

“Better sharing for a brighter future means that the world is wrapped in a living connective tissue of shared knowledge, culture, and insights that spread joy and alleviate suffering.”

Meet the artist:

Headshot of Luisa Brando
“Luisa Brando” used by permission of “

Luisa Brando is dedicated to producing visual art and architecture projects sensitive to heritage conservation and dichotomies between nature and culture, tradition and development. Brando currently teaches at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), coordinates a Master Plan in Ibague, and continues her artistic work on the geopolitics, images and imaginations of water and other living beings.

Follow Luisa on Instagram: @luisa_brando_art

The full #BetterSharing collection is available on to be enjoyed, used and adapted, and then shared again, by anyone, forever. View the full collection >>

Posted 02 November 2023