Common property today - Rethinking the Common/s

Root Event

6. Werkleitz Biennale Common Property / Allgemeingut

Parent Event

Werkleitz Biennale 2004 Common Property Halle School of Common Property
Common property today - Rethinking the Common/s
27. 8. to 31. 8. 2004

To the extent that the concept of ‘social work’ gains importance in capital-oriented economies, the notion of common property is radically challenged. What exactly does the idea of ‘free resources’ mean in an economy in which the exploitation of unpaid cooperation has become central? Can free really mean free in the sense of ‘libre’? Can the common good be subversive at the same time? And in what way could such a common good, if it exists, be established?

Jamie King (Mute, London), Alan Toner (Autonomedia, Rome) and Benjamin Mako Hill (Debian Not For Profit, Seattle) will discuss with the participants the further development of a wiki (website editable by all users). It is dedicated to building a database of public knowledge on intellectual property.