Struggles in Common – May 18th 11am – 5pm
What is the political significance of the commons today?
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.’