SCORE #7: From where you are situated – how do you experience the commons?

According to the German biologist, bio-semiotician and philosopher Andreas Weber, “there is no place in nature for exclusive ownership or artificial scarcity through property rights; ecosystems are in effect open-source regimes of natural abundance.” 

In his book “Enlivenment: Toward a Poetics for the Anthropocene” he states that “for millennia human societies have understood the biosphere as a commons- based economy and treated their internal cultures, material resources and immaterial exchange relations as a part of a huge, all-encompassing commons” .

 Looking at nature through the lens of Enlivenment “nature is a commons economy consisting of subjects that are continuously mediating relationships among each other – relationships that have a material side, but also always embody meaning, a sense of living and the notion of belonging to a place”.

From where you are situated – geographically, socially, or personally, how do you experience the commons?

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Ensayos
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7 months ago

The community of Tolland, Connecticut, USA holds the Crystal Peat Conservation Area as a common land. Ensayos is working on a project that advocates for peat bog conservation in Tierra del Fuego. We work on this common objective from many places. Two members of Ensayos are preparing to teach a course called Art & Ecology at the University of Hartford this summer, so we explored the nearest peat bog to the university. We will bring our students here for a field trip with a bryologist and some situated studio time this summer. (video to follow)

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The Procomum Institute
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6 months ago

Águas Águas (Waters) are the major provider of life. Its affirmation as a common good is the strategy of sharing the world’s wealth for our continuity. The series of video-performances Águas covers the diversity of their states, bodies, senses, between different affects, careful practices, incarnated women and enchanted beings. Participating artists: Diez, Kidauane Regina, Soledad, Luiz Marques, Fixa, Marina Guzzo, Eleonora Artysenk, Mayara Andrade. Orientation: Marina Guzzo Support: Marina Pereira and Breno Garcia. Instituto Procomum eCorpo e Arte – UNIFESP There is always a glass of sea for a woman to sail Release: Based on a verse by the poet Jorge de Lima “There is always a glass of sea for a man to sail”, it synthesizes the idea that the utopia of art confined during the COVID-19 pandemic is contained within itself, the “glass of sea” of each artist also includes women. And from this particular infinite, each one… Read more »

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