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How can planning promote and regulate these urban commons? What are the new frontiers of the urban commons? What infrastructures and architectural forms do the commons require and produce? How will urban governance adapt to the challenges of commoning? The 2020 studio will address these questions in order to rethink planning processes towards principles of commoning.

Detail Summary
Start date 13 January 2020
End date 18 January 2020
University Theatre
Room Room 3.01
Amsterdam NDSM

The maintenance of cities' common pool resources is necessary to address the socioecological challenges of our times. Land, culture, information, food, green areas, water are examples of necessary resources for urban living. The long-term quality of these resources requires resilient institutions able to prevent future economic shocks and capable of enabling an inclusive form of self-organization by urban communities. In cities throughout the world commoning is becoming a diffuse experimental practice, with prime examples in the provision of decentered renewable energy, affordable housing and regional food networks. These practices produce radically new patterns of urban development. Their reshape inclusive forms of self-organized living and reorganize the existent infrastructures of mobility, energy and information.

How can planning promote and regulate these urban commons? What are the new frontiers of the urban commons? What infrastructures and architectural forms do the commons require and produce? How will urban governance adapt to the challenges of commoning? The 2020 studio will address these questions in order to rethink planning processes towards principles of commoning.

Program

  • 13/01: What are the urban commons?
    International Speaker: Atul Pokharel (New York University)
    Speakers: Socrates Schouten (Waag Technology and Society Amsterdam) & Ilektra Kouloumpi (Circle Economy Cities Programme)
  • 14/01: Guided tour (for master students only)
  • 15/01: Energy Commons/ Mobility Commons
    International Speaker: Timothy Moss (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    Speakers: Anna Nikolaeva (University of Amsterdam) & Rolf Steenwinkel (Amsterdam Energie Cooperative)
  • 16/01: Housing Commons 
    International Speaker: Mara Ferreri (Northumrbia University Newcastle)
    Speakers: Moriko Kira (architect) & Sel├žuk Balamir (deNieuweMeent co-housing cooperative)
  • 17/01: Governing the urban commons
    International Speaker: Stavros Stavrides (National Technical University of Athens)
    Speakers: Joachim Meerkerk (Hoogeschool Amsterdam) & Bruno Doedens (land artist)
  • 18/01: Final presentations of student projects
    Jury to be announced
    Location: ARCAM

Each day, the program runs from 9.30 to 13.00.

The Tour on Thuseday is not open to participants but only for students of the Master Urban Planning at the UvA. On Wednesday 15th, the Studio will open a public debate at Pakhuis de Zwijger, at 19:30 (see website of Pakhuis de Zwijger). Location of Saturday meeting will be communicated by email to the registered participants.

Registration

All days are open to external participants. Please register by sending email, contact information and professional address to n.detmar@uva.nl

University Theatre

Room Room 3.01

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
1012 CP Amsterdam