The focus will be
Cultivating Commons* by Design – and the other way around.
22–24 March 2018
* 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.