Category Archives: SIGwork

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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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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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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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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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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Four conceptual notions on the commons (By Helfrich and Bollier)

In their keynote address for the Economics and the Commons Conference Silke Heilfreich (and David Bollier) propose 4 interesting conceptual points to fine tune a more coherent definition of the commons that they see is missing. The 4 points are … Continue reading

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From new forms of production towards building commons! A direction for the SIG

As a continuation of the theme “co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production on public services” the co-p2p SIG continues its work now focusing more on “commons” (see e.g Ostrom 1990) as a framework to expand our understanding of emerging considerations for … Continue reading

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