Event: Infrastructuring the Commons? Helsinki

Infrastructuring the Commons?
November 7. 2013 – 9:00-16:15
Place: Media Factory Auditorium (Aalto University, Arabia Campus – Hämeentie 135 a 3rd floor)

”commons are a new way of expressing a very old idea: that some things belong to everyone and as a whole, they comprise a set of resources that should be actively protected and managed” Antonio LaFuente

The concept of Commons has been used in very flexible ways to describe the status of natural resources like water or air, cultural ones like shared heritage. It has also been recently linked to other social creations like libraries, parks and public space, as well online digital environments.

This seminar aims at inquiring on the relationship of the current discourse on the commons, to emerging art, design and planning practices; specifically those engaged actively with collaborative digital media. One particular goal is to link recent developments that relate to practices of infrastructuring (as discussed in new media, interaction design, community and urban informatics, participatory design and e-planning) to the idea of design principles for stable commons elaborated first by Ostrom in her seminal Governing the Commons book (1990) and then taken further by Hess (2008) in relationship to emerging new commons.

    How designers, artists and other practitioners can build upon commons principles?
    What other design principles are needed to support emerging new commons?
    What role does collaborative digital media plays in identifying and enabling those principles?

In the morning will work in plenary session via a key note speech, some presentations and a panel discussion. This part of the program is FREE and OPEN TO ALL interested.
Register to the morning session!

During the afternoon we will break in several parallel sessions. Participation in this sessions requires sending a short contribution to one of the sessions via this form!

For the FULL PROGRAM see http://co-p2p.mlog.taik.fi/seminar-2013/

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