Design Commons: Practices, Processes and Crossovers

G Bruyns, Stavros Kousoulas (Editor), Dorina Pllumbi, Maria Reitano, Nikolaus Gartner, Chun Zheng, Daniel Keith Elkin, Chi Yuen Leung, Xiao Lu Wang, Frank Bauer, Lasse Sehested Skafte, Gert van der Merwe, Nicholas Frayne, Markus Wernli, Piero Medici, Liana Psarologaki, Stamatis Zografos, Dora Karadima, Katharina Moebus, Lőrinc VassRoy Cloutier, Nicole Sylvia

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This book directly links the notion of the commons with different design praxes, and explores their social, cultural, and ecological ramifications. It draws out material conditions in four areas of design interest: social design, commons and culture, ecology and transdisciplinary design. As a collection of positions, the diversity of arguments advances the understanding of the commons as both concepts and modes of thinking, and their material translation when contextualised in the domain of design questions. In other words, it moves abstract social science concepts towards concrete design debates. This text appeals to students, researchers and practitioners working on design in architecture, architecture theory, urbanism, and ecology.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Cham
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-95057-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-95056-9
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022

Publication series

NameDesign Research Foundation
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)2366-4622
ISSN (Electronic)2366-4630


  • Design Commons
  • Commoning Practices
  • Commoning Processes
  • Commons Crossovers
  • Ecological Thinking
  • Alternative Economies
  • Urban Movements
  • Digital Commons
  • hacktivism and design
  • transdisciplinarity and design
  • spatial commoning
  • Urban Geography and Urbanism


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