The idea is to create a space that represents some of the fundamental concepts of the commons; inherent flexibility, ideas around collective making, creating collective identity, access, trust, solidarity, struggle and sense of place. We want it to be playful and conductive to new forms of social imaginaries.
The Living Commons is being developed as one of the collaborative projects featured in SPARE ROOM. Originally intended to be presented as a hypothesis of an alternative, social ecological way of living and working through commoning practices it has progressed quickly into an actual feasible scheme that hopes to be up and running within the next year.
urban★react is a collective from Bern, Athens and Cork and includes independent artists, architects, researchers, activists, workers and scientists. Although we come from different fields, we all share a common interest in finding alternative models of teaching, application and processes in architecture with the objective of enabling people gain control of their own living environments.