From 4 to 6 November 2016, ‘Mobilizing for the Commons’ – the 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals took place in Gdańsk. Connected Action for the Commons was there and brought some friends.
With our European-wide network of cultural organisations accelerating the movement of the commons in Europe we prepared the statement “Culture …
“Citizens should not just be involved, but they should be driving the process, being the managers.” Christian Iaione (LUISS University, Rome) talks about the idea of a ‘co-city’. Does it provide a way out of the growing dichotomy between active citizens and non-active citizens?
The city is a complex and incomplete event, a space and a condition at the same time, and that is why a city today is completely different from what it was centuries ago. This process of becoming should be perceived with caution, because sometimes cities might end up in a tragic event – cities might lose their ‘citiness’. Democracy is at stake here. In order to understand these processes, it is necessary to focus on a couple of particular questions. What is a city and who owns it?
Our correspondent Phillipe Eynaud zooms in on the work of our hub Les Têtes de l’Art which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.