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.
On 16th of December at Thinkfarm Berlin, the transition»lab convened a “talk and drink” session around the Urban Commons theme. To feed the discussion we proposed two short inputs followed by an informal exchange: A French perspective on the urban commons by Léa Eynaud, PhD Student at the EHESS Paris (15‘) An update from the […]Read more "Transition Talks #1: Urban Commons"
Here is my report from the first IASC thematic conference “The City as Urban Commons” in Bologna, 6-7th of November. I was there to presented my work on crowd-mapping (i.e. TransforMap). The conference was the first of its kind, gathering scholars from the commons community, activists, and local governments. It had very much the feel […]Read more "From urban commons to the city as a commons: an emerging community"
What parts of the public space are already used as commons? What could be turned into a commons? Could we use urban commons for a circular economy? Those are the questions that will drive a map jam built around a bike and mapping stroll accross the streets of Kreuzberg and Neuköln on Saturday 13.06.2015, starting 11AM at […]Read more "Mapping the urban commons by bike: experimenting onland mapping"