The politics of commoning and designing

Elzenbaumer, Bianca, Graziano, Valeria and Trogal, Kim (2016) The politics of commoning and designing. In: DRS2016 Design + Research + Society | Future Focused Thinking: 50th Anniversary International Design Research Society Conference, 27-30 June 2016, Brighton, UK. (doi:

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This theme aims to bring together practitioners, activists and researchers to explore the tensions and potentialities around commoning in design and the (re)production of ‘community economies’. As De Angelis (2007) and others point out, commons are today thought as the basis on which to build social justice, environmental sustainability and a good life for all. But they, just as ‘community economies’ (J.K. Gibson-Graham and Roelvink, 2011), operate within a world dominated by capital’s priorities and are thus also sites of struggle as well as targets of co-optation and enclosure.

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Additional Information: Related published paper: Bianca Elzenbaumer, Valeria Graziano and Kim Trogal. (2016). The politics of commoning and designing. in: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking, Volume 10, pp 4005-4013, DOI 10.21606/drs.2016.614
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
Item ID: 18132
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Depositing User: Valeria Graziano
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 04:38

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