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Public Lecture next week: Lessons from the Field Designing the Urban Commons

When: 18.30 – 20.00, Wednesday 25th March, 2015
Where: Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF, LSE
Tickets: Free and open to all, seats allocated on a first come first served basis

With an evening of provocations and discussion, Theatrum Mundi launches Designing the Urban Commons, an ideas competition calling for new ways to stimulate the city’s public and collective life. Three groups engaged in live projects in London and Paris will present their work, describing how commoning emerges through the spaces they have created or occupied and also examining the issues and opportunities presented by commons as an approach to urban design.

Assembly SE8 was formed out of a collective need to transform a space in limbo. The site of an old school where the group live as property guardians also became the centre for an active engagement with the idea of the ‘commons’.

Atelier d’architecture autogérée (studio for self-managed architecture) is a collective platform which conducts explorations, actions and research concerning urban mutations and emerging cultural, social and political practices in the contemporary city.

Public Works Group is an art and architecture practice working within and towards public space. All their projects address the question of how the public realm is shaped by its various users and how existing dynamics can inform further proposals.

#UrbanCommons @TheatrumM

Image: Agrocite, R-Urban Colombes, 2014 credit aaa

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