So we’ve officially concluded the first round of the Berlin Urban Commons Series, which ran in 2016 and 2017. We touched on so many exciting topics – today, I wanted to take the chance to give an overview of the individual events and link to summaries of each of them.
Which parts of commons theory can be applied to the management of public spaces and what should one consider when applying this theory to the real world? Today’s post explores these questions and goes into detail about my input at the Berlin Senate Department’s Zentrenwerkstatt last week.
I’m going to be giving several talks this fall about urban commons, so today I’m going to delve into what makes urban commons different from other forms of commons.
Martin Schwegmann and I have tackled urban commons again in our newest article together as part of an event we both took part in in January for the program Actors of Urban Change. Check out the links in this post to download the article and the full publication.
According to my newest article – yes! And the people who get to decide where to put those benches influence our daily life in cities’ public spaces. Check out and excerpt here and follow the link at the bottom of the post to download the full article.
Looking forward to taking part in the Hacking Urban Furniture conference on April 7th & 8th at the Center for Art & Urbanism. If you’re in Berlin, come by! I wrote an article about the normative power of street furniture for the project which I’ll link to as soon as it’s online.