Co-building Architecture: engaging with space and process

The city as a Commons is a city that is produced via collaboration between different institutions and decision-making nucleus supporting the active presence of citizens. This idea touches upon different fields of urban development, being Architecture one of them. Historically, Architecture always had a purpose linked to a given historical context, being guided by a […]

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Athens’ unofficial community initiatives offer hope after government failures

Commons stakes out the claim to a city. The claim that resources, which are hosted by cities, belong to a broader group of urban inhabitants than just for those who can afford. Thus, the nature of city as a commons is inherited in its accessibility to a wide amplitude of stakeholders including workers and the unemployed, pensioners and […]

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Participatory Governance of Culture, beyond rhetoric

Co-creation, cooperation, participatory governance, cross-fertilization, audience development, etc. are key issues on the current debate on cultural policy and management. In this field, participation can take many forms at different levels, such as policy formulation and implementation, management, production and artistic creation. A wide range of projects, documents and practices illustrate an important shift in […]

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