Struggles in Common May 18th – Full programme

Struggles in Common – May 18th 11am – 5pm

What is the political significance of the commons today?

struggles in common


DIT, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

A day of talks and discussions with acclaimed historian
Peter Linebaugh, author of The Magna Carta Manifesto


11am – Introduction

11.15am -12.45pm- ‘The Commons and the City’ Keynote address by Peter Linebough

12.45pm – 1.30pm – Lunch break

1.30pm – 2.45pm – Panel I – The politics of everyday commoning: what are the potentials and limitations of the commons?


  • Seodin O’Sullivan (Ireland) ‘Community Gardens, Commoning and Enclosure’
  • Amanda Huron (USA) ‘Work, Self-governance, and the Urban Commons: the Everyday Commoning of Limited-equity Housing Cooperatives’
  • The provisional university (Ireland) ‘From Practices of the Commons to a Politics of the Commons: Dublin’s Independent Spaces and the Urban Commons’

2.45pm – 3.15pm – Tea break

3.15pm – 4.30pm – Panel II-  Social reproduction, common rights and contemporary crisis


  • Kier Milburn and Brian Layng, The Free Association (England) ‘From Defence of the Commons to Control of the Future’
  • Gareth Brown, Plan C (England) ‘TBC’
  • Ana Mendez, Observatorio Metropolitano (Spain) ‘The becoming-common of the public: changes from the lower level of potentiality to the higher level of actuality in the crisis of the Welfare State.’

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