“Creating Commons: Commoning the Institution / Instituting the Commons”

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Commoning the Insitution / Instituting the Commons workshop focuses on the open relationship between institutions, understood as formal, long-term forms of organisation, and commons, understood very loosely and broadly as open collaboration around shared resources and shared responsibility, be it in relation to a physical space, knowledge, or a particular practice.

For this workshop, I was asked to prepare a short statement on the commons and self-organised art communities. Additionally, I was asked to lead a break-out session for with a small group of the participants (appr.5) for a more intense discussion. The discussion emerged around the following topics:
Resources / preconditions of creating the commons
Internal processes and dynamics
Interaction with the wider environment, as both enabling and limiting
The particular role that art can play in these processes.
Period1 Mar 20184 Mar 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBasel, SwitzerlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • cultural commons
  • Collaboration