Localism and Commons

A talk by Dr Diana Stirbu (London Metropolitan University), Sion Whellens (Solid Fund) and Tom Dobson (public works), as part of Design for Cultural Commons lecture series.

Lecture 3: City and Commons


  • Dr Diana Stirbu (London Metropolitan University) - Localism and democracy
  • Sion Whellens (Solid Fund) - Solidarity through cooperation in housing and at work
  • Tom Dobson (Public Works) - Civic commons

The Commons discourse is informed by an idea, which has been around for hundreds of years. In a contemporary context of much inequality, the Commons discourse introduces models of sharing. The Commons are about the assets that belong to everyone, forming resources that should benefit all, rather than being enclosed to just a few. The current debate revolves around how these shared assets are created, governed, used and distributed without overuse and abuse.

Localism and Commons


Date/time Thursday 10 May, 6.30pm
Location The Wash Houses
The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
16 Goulston Street, London E1 7TP
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