11 October 2019 from 13:00 to 15:45

UU Commons Event

menselijke torens, in de regio Catalonië
Human tower in Catalonia © iStockphoto.com

All researchers on commons or commons-related topics at a Dutch or Belgian university or research institute are invited to join the UU Commons Event. During the event, commons researchers are invited to pitch their work on current commons-projects to other attendants and to other interested parties online (via recordings using Lecturenet).

For participants in Utrecht

The goal of the event is to bring commons researchers together, get to know each other’s projects, exchange knowledge, and provide ground for future collaborations. The event will start at 13:00 with an informal lunch during which participants can get a chance to interact and to get to know each other’s work better. At 14:00 the official program will start, which will consist of several short project pitches (8 minutes per presenter). After each pitch there will be a few minutes for clarifying questions, but all participants are urged to discuss and exchange afterwards as well.


For participants of the IASC World Commons Week

The UU Commons Event is part of the global IASC World Commons Week, which consists of webinars and locals events on commons all over the world (see the WCW website for the complete program). To facilitate discussions beyond the limited timeframe of the local event, all project pitches will be recorded and posted on the FOCI website. We will include contact details, giving you the opportunity to reach out to the presenter with any questions or ideas you might have.


Walking lunch


Welcome words and introduction to FOCI and IASC World Commons Week by Eva Vriens 


Commoning processes as drivers of forest conservation in the Brazilian Amazon's deforestation arch by Gabriela Russo Lopes


The institutionalization of community currencies in Europe by Coco Kanters


Ruling for resilience. Dynamics of historical commons’ regulation in Europe by Tine De Moor 


Civic space as commons: people claiming and protecting their rights by Antoine Buyse


Gentrification versus refugees’ communing practices for the right to the city in Athens, Belgrade and Istanbul by Charalampos Tsavdaroglou


Designing for controversies in responsible smart cities by Corelia Baibarac-Duignan 


Closing words by Eva Vriens 

Start date and time
11 October 2019 13:00
End date and time
11 October 2019 15:45