Information détaillée concernant le cours
Emerging and Disappearing Commons
10 et 11 septembre 2020
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Dr. Carlo Inverardi-Ferri, UNIFR
Dr. Jevgeniy Bluwstein, UNIFR
M. Romain Valadaud, UNIFR
Over the last decades, the commons have become a major area of research within the social sciences. They have also appeared as an important and contested field of political practice. This workshop invites participants to reflect on theoretical, empirical, and methodological questions pertaining to the commons. The reflections will focus on processes of emerging and disappearing urban commons. Such processes can also be called commoning and de-commoning.
The workshop will be guided by the following questions. What are the political, cultural and social processes that characterise the ongoing enclosure of common spaces and resources today? What is the history of these commons and how do processes of de-commoning take place and remake space? Where, when and how do new ways of living and acting together emerge in society? How do commoning movements (strive to) reconfigure society and space? How can we study these processes methodologically and how can we analyse them?
Focusing on theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects, the workshop will bring together doctoral candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars as well as activists working on a range of issues relevant to the commons. While previous research in the area is not required to join the event, PhD students will be asked to interrogate their own work through the lenses of the commons and to contribute to round-table discussions. The workshop will also include visits to existing and disappearing urban commons in the city of Fribourg.
This workshop is conducted in English