The article explore the process of commoning of public land in the city by using the commoning of urban data mediated by collaborative mapping. From the examination of two case-studies in Berlin and in New York City, I draw some lessons about the wider phenomenon of commoning the city, from data to physical space.
[Post originally published for SEISMIC blog] Alternative forms of production and consumption are a hot topic in urban research. Cities are the breeding grounds for a wealth of bottom-up initiatives that try to establish fairer and more sustainable models. Researchers try to keep up with this transformation, but aside from the remarkable work of the […]Read more "Crowd-mapping: a tool for action research"
On October 13th, the Sharing Cities Network will launch the Second Annual Global #MapJam to bring activists together in cities around the world to map grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons where they live. As a contribution to this global event, the Transition>>lab and the Transformap initiative convene a: Mapping Berlin’s alternative economy […]Read more "Mapping Jam event: putting Berlin’s new economy on a collaborative map"