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Contemporary Commoning

Contemporary Commoning


Jeroen Boomgaard (GRA)

René Boer

This research project focuses on the ways the notion of ‘the commons’ can contribute to new forms of (digital) public space and initiate different forms of urban development, while taking the potential contribution of design and art towards processes of ‘commoning’ as the main point of departure. The research is a collaboration between the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Sandberg Institute, Waag: Technology and Society, University of Amsterdam’s Center for Urban Studies, Casco Art Institute and Studio René Boer. The research project will be grounded in Amsterdam’s Zeeburgereiland, an island on the city’s eastern fringes which is currently being developed, and result in a toolkit of ‘recipes’ for the commoning.