June 11, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Designing the Urban Commons: Berlin exhibition

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Date: 11th – 18th June 2015
Time: Mon – Fri  1pm – 8pm | Sat – Sun  1pm – 6pm
Venue: HO Project Space, Holzmarktstraße 66

Theatrum Mundi partnered with Make City to bring new ideas for public urban life to Berlin. This exhibition showcased the most stimulating and challenging responses to Theatrum Mundi’s 2015 ideas competition Designing the Urban Commons. A fantastic jury assembled and 2300 votes were cast resulting in 10 winners, shown here alongside the highlights of our 2014 New York competition Designing for Free Speech.

Building on 2015’s Designing for Free Speech in New York, the competition in 2015 invited anyone to re-imagine spaces in London as places for collaboration, sharing and collective ownership. In the context of increasing privatisation and with Britain’s history of common rights, London is the perfect place to test out commoning as an approach to the making of the city.

The submissions ranged from online platforms for finding and re-using spaces in the city, to schemes for collective building, playful interventions and theoretical perspectives. 

Theatrum Mundi is delighted to present these ideas as a catalyst for further discussion about commoning, collective life and the ownership of urban space.

#UrbanCommons  @TheatrumM

This project has been coordinated by Theatrum Mundi with the support of LSE Cities.

The exhibition is in partnership with Make City Berlin

Exhibition design by Villalba Lawson