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New publication: Spaces of Common

This interview reader is the second in a row of a series published along the way of the practice-based design research project ‘Economies of Commoning’, which sets out to explore practices, value systems and economies that are based on the commons and taking shape as spaces of dissensus in the urban context. Continue reading

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New publication out now: Field Explorations

Field Explorations reveals how designers, artists and other creative practitioners examine redundant, dominant, existing and emergent agri-cultures. Posting critical questions confronting the modus operandi of global agribusiness, its monocultures and extractivist credo, the contributors explore how we can make new relations of mutuality with other living beings and systems through practicing agriculture differently.

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June 12-13th 2020: Virtual Commons Conference

Under the title ‘The Commons is Dead. Long Live the Commons!’, this virtual conference will discuss the idea of the commons in relation to the pandemic and digital transformation. Organised by the CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, the conference will, according to its website “inspire discussions on the current modes of constructing, reclaiming, and sharing the commons. Continue reading



The focus of the 2020 edition of the yearly conference organised by the MA study program Eco-Social Design at the Free University of Bolzano will be ‘Cross-cutting Strategies’. The conference is taking place in October 2020 (postponed from initially April), and there will be an exciting list of guests contributing to the talks and workshops taking place, such as I.L.A. Kollektiv on pathways to solidary post-growth, Armin Bernhard (Obervinschgau/ Mals) & Carolin Holtkamp (Uni Innsbruck) on the strategies for radical change in Mals / Obervinschgau, Saskia HebertAndreas Unteidig and/or Corinna Sy on transformation by design, Extinction Rebellion (Sina Kamala Kaufmann) and/or SolidariTree on protest and progress strategies, the local FFF and Scientists for Future, the Center for Political Beauty or Peng! Collective on political art tools and strategies, Bruno Latour, Harald Welzer or Maja Göpel on transformation theories and strategies and Anna Meroni. Continue reading


‘Questioning the Creative City’ in Newcastle

“Questioning the Creative City is a two-day event bringing together artists, researchers and grassroots innovators to debate the role of creative practice and innovation in the life of cities beyond the current obsession with market-oriented growth strategies. How do creative practitioners and grassroots social innovation see their contribution to the city? How can cities support and promote creative practice? Can we envision a city that values creativity for its own sake, rather than as a means to an economic end?” Continue reading