We Are Commoners! Call For Submission

Amy Twigger-Holroyd, Reknit Spectrum Samples (Photo: Amy Twigger-Holroyd)

Amy Twigger-Holroyd, Reknit Spectrum Samples (Photo: Amy Twigger-Holroyd)

Craftspace are currently organising a national touring exhibition and festival on the theme of the commons. Through new commissions makers can highlight the issues, contribute their thought leadership and participate in a call to action.

The exhibition will highlight acts of ‘commoning’ that are shaping the way communities are working together to share and steward commonly owned assets and resources. It will also investigate craft as a form of commons (through knowledge, materials, practice, heritage).

We are currently witnessing the increasing privatisation of publicly owned assets in the UK. Many areas are experiencing the erosion of local common resources (e.g. parks and
libraries).

Some countercultural movements that have emerged in recent decades have begun to challenge corporate forms of enclosure. They champion the sharing economy, peer to peer economy, open source and social charters to reclaim the commons.

Deadline 9am (UK time) Monday 21 October 2019

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