Re-visiting the Urban Commons!

Commoning may be the most socially just form of governance. It can also be seen as a model suitable to give answers to the quest for resilience, sustainability, equality and prosperity, as well as the organization of space and the management of resources.

The proposed workshop is seen as a step towards upgrading the urban commons and urban commoning practices into a realistic and coherent model for the challenges  of 21st century. Specifically, it attempts to systematize and test real case studies in the setting of Quito. The workshop’s structure will be interdisciplinary, involving the expertise of different fields such as local architects and urbanists, parties such as citizens, academia and municipal authorities, organizations and stakeholders.

The workshop will investigate space, culture and participation as the three main components and prerequisites of community needed to exist, and their specificities in urban settings.  Areas of research include participation, universal spatial commons typologies, as well as specific aspects of the commons rooted in te culture of Ecuador, such as the Communas and Minga traditions.

Areas of practice stem from processes and practices already unfolding in the metropolitan area of Quito and they will involve collaboration with various projects, architect groups, and others.

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