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[Save the date] The Long Now of the Commons - People, Infrastructures and Dilemmas - 17 October 2019 - Copenhagen, Denmark

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Dear colleagues,

as it might be of interest to some in the list, I bring to your
attention this public event that we are organizing at IT University of

Best regards,
Giacomo Poderi

/The Long Now of the Commons - People, Infrastructures and Dilemmas
/17th October, 9.00-16.30
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Copenhaghen

Over the past few decades, concerns around the future of the commons –
meaning collectively managed resources endangered by different forms of
enclosures – have opened up inquiries into promoting fairer and more
sustainable ways of being and acting together in the world.
Commoning – the social practice of managing resources for everyone’s
benefit – promotes ways of resisting and creating alternatives to the
inequalities, contradictions, and threats of contemporary neoliberal
western societies. Concrete examples of commoning abound in any human
sphere: from the re-appropriation of urban spaces (e.g. through social
housing, hackerspaces, urban gardening) to the nurturing of open digital
spaces and infrastructures (e.g. commons-based peer production, creative
commons); from environmental care (e.g. environmentalist collectives,
energy saving communities) to political actions for (re)democratizing
the economy and the society (e.g. platform cooperativism, anarchist
In a historical moment of renewed political, social, cultural,
environmental, and economic turmoil, it is increasingly important to
sustain and consolidate practices of commoning, despite the challenges
at hand. By acknowledging David Bollier's claim that "there is no
commons without commoning", this event aims to disseminate knowledge
about contemporary forms of commoning as historically, culturally, and
politically situated practices. As such, the people, infrastructures,
and dilemmas involved in commoning will be at the center of this
full-day public seminar. The event will gather contributions by
internationally renowned researchers and practitioners who have
developed considerable experience on the topic over the past years.

- Alex Pazaitis, Tallinn University of Technology
- Anna Seravalli, Malmo University
- Giacomo Poderi, IT University of Copenhagen
- Mara Ferreri, Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Marcos Garcia, MediaLab Prado, Madrid
- Mathieu O’Neil, University of Canberra
- Maurizio Teli, Aalborg University
- Silke Helfrich, Founding member of Commons Strategies Group

Attendance is free and open to everyone.
The event is hosted by the IT University of Copenhagen, and organized by
Giacomo Poderi (Department of Computer Science) and Joanna Saad-Sulonen
(Department of Digital Design). The event is funded through the project
grant 749353, of the H2020/MSCA-IF-2016 call.

More information to come soon.
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