A keynote at the Green Light District festival in Porsgrunn, Norway on the commons, enclosure, fishing, hill farming and the backstory to the industrial world in which we find ourselves.
Tag: the commons
Spelling it Out
An essay about the three languages you need to take a project from dreams to reality. Written for Jessie Brennan’s book, Re:development.
In which I sketch out a set of ideas about the logic of the commons, prompted by conversations in a seminar at the Gothenburg School of Design & Crafts.
On the history of grand projects to categorise the world – and how we end up with the Internet of Toilets.
A Five Hundred Year Moment?
Wherever you look, to the left or to the right, you will have a hard time finding a politician who doesn’t want to create more jobs. They may argue over the best means to do so, but they would hardly think of asking whether employment as we know it is a good thing.
The Crossing of Two Lines
The essay which introduces The Crossing of Two Lines, the book I made with the artist duo Performing Pictures.
Commoning in the City
Two days of conversations about ‘the commons’ on an island in the heart of Stockholm set me thinking about what it means to reclaim ‘subsistence’ in the 21st century.
In the fourth issue of Dark Mountain, I published this conversation with the Mexican activist and intellectual Gustavo Esteva.
The Space Hackers Are Coming
On the emergence of a new kind of spatial agent, responding pragmatically to the constrictions and precarities of post-crisis living.