What forms of commons and commoning are present today in a city like Helsinki? As part of the preparations for the seminar we are arranging a smaller and local working session (mostly in Finnish) where we are inviting other commons oriented practitioners and researchers here to join us in mapping existing and emerging commons in Helsinki: spaces, data, actions and tools. We will use an online mapping tool for that and we will attempt in 3 hours to fill the map with the stuff we know: the people, places, initiatives and best practices flurrying around. Perhaps this map can become a useful tool for all those working with the urban and digital commons in Helsinki.
Here a Facebook event with details (suomeksi)
As a side we hope to talk about what does the concept of commons bring to the sustainability urban activism and social engagement of citizens and to the services and policies provided by the municipality? Can we do more commoning together?
This local event is also the springboard for the Open cities working group (OKFinland).