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
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
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

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

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