Book list fold #02 on Commons


Recommended reading fold #02 on Commons

Commons commoning book list reading list
Futurefarmers recommended readings 2021
Photo credits: SEA Foundation

August – October 2021


This recommended reading list is part of SEA Foundations’ art and sustainability program in the fold #02 on Commons

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Publications on Commons

For fold #02, our ambassador, the artistic initiative Futurefarmers, has selected seven publications that are connected either to their artistic practice or to the fold’s theme: Commons. Introduction text fold #02 on Commons.

Futurefarmers recommended reading

Purves, Ted, and Shane Aslan Selzer. What we want is free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art. Second Edition. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2014. 

Dockx, Nico, Gielen, Pascal (eds.). Commonism, a new Aesthetics of the Real. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2018.

Hyde, Lewis. Common as Air: Revolution, Art and Ownership. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

Lessig, Lawrence. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. New York: Vintage Books, 2001. 

Standing, Guy. Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth. London: Pelican Books, 2019.

Åse Løvgren and Karolin Tampere (eds.). Art as Protagonist? Common Lands. 2010.

Christian A. Herter Jr. The Electromagnetic Spectrum: A Critical Natural Resource. 1985.

Additional reading

Ferrari, Marco, Pasqual, Elisa, and Andrea Bagnato. A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change. New York: Columbia Books on Architectureand the City, 2019.

Lohmann, Roger. The Commons: New Perspectives on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Hoboken, N.J.: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1992.

McCay, Bonnie, and James M. Acheson. The Question of the Commons: The Culture and Ecology of Communal Resources. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1987.

Wall, Derek. The Commons in History: Culture, Conflict and Ecology. History for a Sustainable Future series. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014. 

Stavrides, Stavros. Common Space: The City as Commons. London: Zed Books, 2016. 

Walljasper, Jay. All That We Share: A field guide to the commons, New York: The New Press, 2010. 

Levin, Simon. Fragile Dominion. Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1999.

Sievers, Bruce R. Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commons. New Hampshire: Tufts University Press, 2010.

Schulz, Sarah, & Peters, Sarah (eds.). Open Fields: Conversations on the Commons. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2012.

Bratu, Tudor. Dissidents’ Travel Guide: Notes on the End and the Beginning. Tudor Bratu, 2014.

Hardt, Michael & Negri, Antonio. Commonwealth. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Previous folds in the programme

Each fold has a separate list with suggested reading.

fold #01 Empathy
March – June 2021
Recommended reading on Empathy (on display in the gallery)

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