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Mobilizing for the Commons

From 4 to 6 November 2016, the 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals took place in Gdańsk. The conference was titled  'Mobilizing for the Commons'.  

The meeting was organized jointly by the European network of cultural journals Eurozine, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk and Res Publica Foundation, in partnership with Erste Foundation and the Mayor of Gdańsk. More than 100 editors and intellectuals from Europe’s leading cultural journals participated in the event.

Connected Action for the Commons is delighted to have been able to contribute to the ‘Mobilising for the Commons’ conference  by supporting the participation of two panelists representing the Connected Action for the Commons network: Miljenka Buljevic (President of Clubture – part of Culture2Commons, Croatia) and Slawomir Sierakowski (founder of Krytyka Polityczna, Poland). European Cultural Foundation’s director Katherine Watson also took part. See the recordings of the panels here below (text continues after the video’s).

Moreover, we were happy to have had an opportunity to support and embed into the conference’s programme two initiatives that emerged from networks and people close to us: ‘Common Visions’ –  a series of videos on the theme of commons, curated by Charlie Tims (Doc Next Network, http://www.docnextnetwork.org/ initiated by ECF in 2009), and ‘Commonspoly’ www.commonspoly.cc – a hacked version of Monopoly, facilitated by Felipe González Gil (ZEMOS98 (Seville), member of Doc Next Network) and Vassilis Chryssos (Sarantaporo, Greece – participant of the 2014 Idea Camp in Marseille).