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Commons Lab


The Commons Lab aims to structure a discourse and a series of actions and activities related to this concept. "Procomún" (Commons) is a new term that seeks to express a very old idea: that some assets belong to everyone and together they form a community of resources that should be actively protected and managed. That community consists of the things we inherit or create jointly and hope to leave to future generations. The Commons includes natural resources such as air, water, oceans, wildlife and deserts, as well as the Internet, radio-electric space, numbers, and medication. It also includes many social creations: libraries, parks, public spaces, scientific research, creative works, and the public knowledge we have accumulated over centuries.

The Commons Lab brings together people from various fields including philosophy, ecology, hacktivism, law, urban planning, art, journalism and economic policy. The first stage was carried out between June 2007 and February 2008, with conclusions written up by Antonio Lafuente in Laboratorio sin muros (Laboratory Without Walls). Afterward, several work groups were formed that meet periodically and work online to debate and plan actions that help to raise awareness about the value of various aspects of “the commons” and the dangers that threaten them.

Work groups 2014 | Work Groups 2013 | Work groups 2012 | Working groups 2011  |  Working groups 2010  Work groups 2009 |

If you wish to receive information about the groups and activities of the Lab, please register for the mailing list here.

For more information, contact laboratorio-procomun [at] 


Commons Lab in Rosario (Argentina)


Upcoming events view +
01.12.2014 - 05.12.2014 16:00h - 20:00h

Taller de desarrollo de ideas Grupo Metabody - Cuerpo Común

imagen Grupo Metabody

Espacio de código abierto - Arquitectura Interactiva/Intra-activa

El taller de 5 días, en el marco del proyecto europeo Metabody, tendrá como finalidad el desarrollo de ideas de arquitectura interactiva/intra-activa: que se transforme físicamente en todos sus aspectos a través del movimiento de los participantes y el entorno.

El taller propone una redefinición del espacio como realidad dinámica, no estática, ni meramente funcional, y propone a su vez una alternativa a la arquitectura interactiva actual, tendente a la producción de entornos de control, donde la investigación se centra en la anticipación o predicción de comportamientos en el marco de entornos funcionales. 

Taller abierto al público bajo inscripción en este formulario hasta el 20 de noviembre.
Tour y performance los días 4 y 5 a las 19:00h.

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