Enabling urban commons

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Title Enabling urban commons
Author Parker, Peter ; Schmidt, Staffan
Date 2017
English abstract
An increasing interest in commons has generated a rich literature related to co- and participatory design (PD). Besides providing examples, cases and methods, this literature often displays interpretations that are recognisably engaged and political in which commons have acquired an additional symbolic value. In some cases this symbolic value propels more ambitious narratives in which other, post-industrial/post-collapse futures or utopian societal forms are prototyped or infrastructured. Although this literature highlights an important connection between collaborative design and collaborative governance, we hold that the conception of commons underpinning some of these efforts is not fully relevant in contemporary urban contexts. In the following article we describe the practical and normative issues raised by transferring the concept of commons to a contemporary urban setting. We critique aspects of how the concept has been invoked in Co-Design and PD but also seek to demonstrate how it may be applied constructively, paying due attention to both network and subtractive effects of shared resources and acknowledging interrelations with the public sector.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2017.1355000 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue CoDesign : International Co-Design Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts;3
Volume 13
ISSN 1571-0882
Pages 202–213
Language eng (iso)
Subject Urban commons
public sector
network effects
conflict resolution
facilitation
co- and participatory design
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23194 Permalink to this page
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