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Commoning the space - Interventions, interpellations, strategies

on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 12:01


Commoning the Space, an event that will take place on Sept 26, 2012 in Graz, Austria is described here.


Encampments against gentrifications, privatisations, commodifications. Test sites for new social compositions, new forms of solidarity, new political openings. The space is both the metonymy and the actual site where the processes of capitalist capture of collective means of existence and secondary exploitation of intense sociality materialise.


"Commoning the Space" presents and debates the strategies that the cultural activists - artists, cultural workers, architects, students, etc. - are employing to make those processes manifest, to bring the spaces of antagonism to public attention and to mobilise a public around them.


Starting from the experiences of struggle for the common, the contributors will discuss ways to create a space in common, interpellate a public around it, sustain new forms of social organisation that come to inhabit it, scale and explode its transformative momentum beyond its here and now.