Author Archives: Andrea Botero

Caring for the city in Seville

This week the people for Zemos98 in Seville are organizing an interesting meeting / festival / hackcamp called 17th ZEMOS98 Festival on the theme “Caring for the City: Reclaim the Commons”. They have an interesting program and an agenda that … Continue reading

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Forthcomming events of the SIG: Commons for Design and Commons for Helsinki

Members of the SIG are continuing their work around the theme of commons. During 2014 we are working on several fronts: 1) Citizen Toolkit as Urban Commons: towards a sustainable service for and by self-organized communities. A short project funded … Continue reading

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Commons seminar videos finally online

  The seminar was a complete success, thanks all that came! We had 98 people attending the morning session, around 40 people discussing in the afternoon parallel sessions and close to 100 views in the live stream. Many important issues … Continue reading

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Seminar documentation and discussion back-channels

Registration to the seminar is closed now because it is FULL :). However no need to be worried, if you do not make it to Arabia, or are unable to fit in the auditorium you can follow the morning session … Continue reading

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Tere Vaden: “What do you think you are doing?” Two cases of building commons

Professor Tere Vadén’s contribution to the seminar  presents two recent cases of building commons: Vertaisrahasto / Peer fund, (http://www.vertaisrahasto.fi/) and Robin Hood Minor Asset Management (http://www.rhmam.org/). The first was launched as a vehicle for funding scientific research in an open … Continue reading

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Who is who? Sessions on Caring, Cultural and Urban Commons the 7.11

An important part of the program of the seminar (7.11.2013) are three parallel thematic sessions where we discuss different approaches and resources that relate to the theme of Infrastructuring the Commons from 3 particular angles: Caring commons, Cultural commons and … Continue reading

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Caring Commons, what do we mean?

By Andrea Botero and Tania Perez Bustos ” Care includes everything we do to maintain, continue and repair our ‘world’ so that we can live in it as well as possible. That world includes, our bodies, ourselves and our environment; … Continue reading

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Helsinki Commons? Join us the 24th of October to map them

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 … Continue reading

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Charlotte Hess on “Crafting New Commons”

The keynote speaker of our seminar on November 7th is going to be Charlotte Hess. We are very excited to have her here in Helsinki. For those of you who are not familiar with her work, she sent us a … Continue reading

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On infrastructuring

We  found this interesting Brazilian researcher (Miguel Said Vieira) who gave a keynote in a recent conference on the commons with the tile “New Infrastructures for Commoning by Design” which rings a bell of similarity to ours 🙂 Since some … Continue reading

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