Urban Commons Handbook

Urban Commons Research Collective: Emre Akbil, Alex Axinte, Esra Can, Beatrice De Carli, Melissa Harrison, Ana Méndez de Andés, Katharina Moebus, Thomas Moore, Doina Petrescu.

Cities have been a critical space of experimentation. The urban commons transform cities around the globe through projects and practices that challenge capitalist accumulation, extraction and enclosure. Together, they give shape to a political proposal that requires the invention of new kinds of institutions, new kinds of spaces and new kinds of actors in charge of their production and reproduction. Understanding the urban commons as open organisational systems for collective management fostered by radical democratic governance models — allows us to tackle urgent issues, such as climate change and social inequality, from a point of view that is both constructive and relational.

The Urban Commons Handbook presents a compilation of definitions, experiences and references around some of the questions that arise when thinking about commoning the city.

Title: Urban Commons Handbook

Editors: Urban Commons Research Collective: Emre Akbil, Alex Axinte, Esra Can, Beatrice De Carli, Melissa Harrison, Ana Méndez de Andés, Katharina Moebus, Thomas Moore, Doina Petrescu.

Contributors: Gabu Heindl, Eleni Katrini, Julia Udall, l’Asilo Assembly (Ana Sofía, Fabrizio, Gregorio and Maria Francesca), Association for Accessibility in Art, in Everyday Life, in Minds, Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (Constantin Petcou), Imaginary Famagusta (Chrysanthe Constantinou, Lara Anna Scharf, Munevver Ozgur Ozersay, and Socrates Stratis) and La Foresta (Fabio Franz, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Flora Mammana, Angelica Cianflone and others).

Design: Urban Commons Research Collective

Language: English

Size: 14,5 x 21 cms

Format: Paperback

Date: May 2022

ISBN: 978-84-124942-1-1

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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