By Design or by Disaster Conference 2018: Commoning?!

conference BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER spring 2018

In spring 2018 the annual conference of the MA Eco-Social Design will take place at the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano.

The focus will be

Cultivating Commons* by Design – and the other way around.

22–24 March 2018

More information will come soon. Suggestions for talks, workshops and other interventions are welcome via email to designdisaster@unibz.it. Here you can get an idea about our last conference.

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* What are Commons? They are things/resources/projects that are managed by groups of people, who are not owners, but rather co-responsible and more or less equal users and/or creators. An example for traditional commons are communal meadows (to graze cows, etc), a modern one is Wikipedia (and many other peer-to-peer and open source initiatives). The verb commoning emphasizes that commons have to be created, designed, maintained, defended and/or reclaimed. Commoning is gaining traction as an alternative mode of practicing economies and cultures. More and more designers are engaging in commoning.

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