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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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Infrastructuring the Commons?

By Sanna Marttila, Andrea Botero and Joanna Saad-Sulonen Extended blog post based on the presentation made at Infrastructuring the Commons Seminar in 7.11.2013 Over a year ago we gathered together to discuss and share our knowledge on “commons”. Each of … 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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Cultural Commons

By Sanna Marttila and Erling Björgvinsson Since the commons scholars began to study ‘the information commons’ and ‘the knowledge commons’ in the digital age, instead of the more traditional focus on natural resource management systems, there has been increasing interest to … 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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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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Digital urban commons

The term “urban commons” refers to collectively shared resources related to the urban environment, such as streets, public parks, and shared neighborhood amenities (Foster, 2011). It also can include intangible urban goods, such as the sense of security or belonging … Continue reading

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There is life after the seminar: Thank you!

The Seminar Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services was very successful! We had close to 100 participants in Sampo Hall and thought we dont know yet the exact number of those following the live video stream, we know … Continue reading

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