29 October 2019

Commons Event II

On Friday, October 11 the Future of Citizen-based Initiatives (FOCI) Hub organized a second Commons Event, following a successful first edition that was held on June 6. This second Commons Event was organized in collaboration with the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), as part of the World Commons Week that offered webinars and local events on commons all over the world (see the WCW website for the complete program).

During this event, commons researchers affiliated at the UU as well as other Dutch universities got together to get to know each other’s project, exchange knowledge, and provide ground for future collaborations. The event took place in a meeting room of the Social Impact Factory which was made entirely of recycled materials. This location, offered by an organization that puts sustainability central, provided the perfect ground for our discussions.

After an informal lunch, six commons researchers were given the chance to pitch their research projects. All pitches have been recorded, so those who could not attend or are otherwise interested can still have a look at the presentations below.

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

Coco Kanters - "The institutionalization of community currencies in Europe"

Damion Bunders - "Democratic Disruption: Are worker-owned-and-governed platforms resilient?"

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

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

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