What Can We Learn from the Commons? Aesthetic Practices of Learning and Unlearning

What Can We Learn from the Commons? Aesthetic Practices of Learning and Unlearning

Joint learning – and unlearning – is one of the essential resources of digital commons. Read More
Furtherfield -- imitation is of little use to commonists.

Furtherfield — imitation is of little use to commonists.

Investigating the role connection to a place in Furtherfield's "pre-mitative" practice of commoning. Read More
Learning from Pirate Libraries

Learning from Pirate Libraries

Lecture by Cornelia Sollfrank at Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, /ecm diskurs, Vienna, 8th of November 2019 Read More
Feminist Server - Visibility and Functionality

Feminist Server – Visibility and Functionality

Digital Infrastructure as a Common Project. Shusha Niederberger, Springerin 04/2019. Read More
From Participation to Appropriation

From Participation to Appropriation

Putting the focus on the appropriation of a shared resource opens up a different horizon on artistic practice. Read More

OPEN SCORES – How to Program the Commons

Zur Ausstellung Open Scores und den künstlerischen Formen von (digitalen) Commons. Springerin 2019 Heft 4. Read More

Unlearning Copyright in Artistic Practice

Lecture by Shusha Niederberger at Zurich University of the Arts, MFA Symposium „HOW TO: Copy Paste and Rights“, 20.11.2019 Copyright Read More

Creating Commons: Netz-Projekte als digitale Allmende

Radiosendung von Markus Metz, Sonntag, 20.10.2019, 22:05 bis 23:00 Uhr. BAYERN 2, Zündfunk Generator.Diese Sendung zum Nachhören unter: www.bayern2.de/zuendfunkAls Podcast Read More
Study Night: Artistic Practices of Commoning

Study Night: Artistic Practices of Commoning

Study Night: Artistic Practices of Commoning with Felix Stalder, Cornelia Sollfrank and Shusha Niederberger at Archipelago Lab der Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg. Read More
Four theses on cultural commons

Four theses on cultural commons

This is an edited version of a presentation given at the "TCS Philosophy & Literature Conference 2019" (29 May - Read More
Artistic Shadow Libraries

Artistic Shadow Libraries

First results of our research are presented as part of the festival Find the File @ HKW, Berlin. Read More
Affects, Collectives, and Aesthetics. Panel at Transmediale 2019, Berlin

Affects, Collectives, and Aesthetics. Panel at Transmediale 2019, Berlin

At transmediale, we hosted a panel discussion with Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Gary Hall (Coventry University) Laurence Rassel Read More
Artistic Shadow Libraries

Artistic Shadow Libraries

Presentation by Cornelia Sollfrank at the workshop “Archives – Find the File”, Beirut, Nov 28th – 29th 2018. Venue: Goethe Institut Libanon Read More
The Surplus of Copying. How Shadow Libraries and Pirate Archives Contribute to the Creation of Cultural Memory and the Commons

The Surplus of Copying. How Shadow Libraries and Pirate Archives Contribute to the Creation of Cultural Memory and the Commons

Digital artworks tend to have a problematic relationship with the white cube. This text takes the exhibition "Top Tens" (Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, March 2018) as a starting point for a closer look at UbuWeb and the role an artistic approach can play in building cultural memory within the neoliberal knowledge economy. Read More
Feministische Perspektiven auf digitale ästhetische Praktiken. Brown Bag Lecture

Feministische Perspektiven auf digitale ästhetische Praktiken. Brown Bag Lecture

In den Research Meetings zeigte sich, dass neben der digitalen Kultur der Feminismus eine zweite zentrale Referenz darstellt. Beide berühren ein verändertes Verhältnis von Produktion und Reproduktion. Davon ausgehend werden digitale ästhetische Praktiken und die damit verbundenen Institutionen neu gedacht und experimentell gelebt. Read More

From a copyright-critical practice to commons research

Pirating Presence – Eine Aneignung der Aneignung Samstag, 28. Juli 2018 um 16.00 UhrVorträge von der Künstlerin und Forscherin Cornelia Read More

From Creative Commons to Creating Commons

Using the framework of the commons, this article focuses on artistic projects which experiment with the development of their own forms of social production and circulation. Read More

Von Creative Commons zu Creating Commons

Die Theorie der Commons bietet eine produktive Perspektive auf aktuelle künstlerische Projekte, die mit der Entwicklung eigener Formen sozialer Produktion und Zirkulation experimentieren. Read More

“The surplus of sharing cannot be recycled into further growth”

Interview with media theoretician and philosopher Wolfgang Suetzl on sharing, digital abundance and excess. Read More

Nothing New Needs to be Created

A critical examination of Kenneth Goldsmith's claim that, today, archiving and writing have become the same. Sollfrank asks, "what might be the function of such a bold assertion – even if it cannot be substantiated?" Read More

Art & Speculative Commons (lecture announcement)

In her lecture, German artist Cornelia Sollfrank will give an introduction to the concept of the commons, however, putting an Read More

Giving What You Don’t Have (springerin Interview)

In a conversation with Felix Stalder, Cornelia Sollfrank provides background information on her current research project Giving What You Don't Have – a project that explores ideas of peer-to-peer production and distribution in the art context. Read More

Zum Stand der Commons

In einem Gespräch mit Krystian Woznicki (Berliner Gazette) lotet Felix Stalder das aktuelle Interesse an der Theorie und Praxis der Commons aus. Read More

Commons, informational (Dictionary Entry)

For the first time, a major English language social science reference work contains the term 'commons'. Entry into the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2017) by Felix Stalder. We take it as a sign of the times that, Read More