Commons. Between Dreams and Reality


February 2021, EU

Commons. Between Dreams and Reality addresses how cooperation and collective actions might influence political and economic realities.

The publication gather texts from Pascal Gielen, Marjolein Cremer, Maria Francesca De Tullio and Violante Torre, hablarenarte and Sofia de Juan, Michele Bee, Giuseppe Micciarelli and Margherita D’Andrea, Ana Sofia Acosta Alvarado, Evi Swinnen and Will Ruddick, Marcela Arreaga, Sergi Frías Hernández and José Rodríguez, Michael Bauwens and Laure-AnneVermaercke.

At its core, it focuses on the practical life of commons and commoning practices, their factors of growth and transformative potential, as well as on the challenges and contradictions which they face. The book examines the commons in relationship with their local environment and how they can become a tool for the economic sustainability of culture. The aim is to articulate an analysis and look at how commons are addressed by institutions and communities in policy-making and everyday practices.

The article of hablarenarte and Sofía de Juan, is a weekly journal-format on Child Participation, Culture and the City, embracing the unknown as a methodology for learning. You can now read it online.


  • Editor: Maria Francesca De Tullio
  • Publisher: Creative Industry Košice, 2020
  • Financed by The European Comission
  • ISBN: 978-80-971515-8-4


This book is one of the main Outputs of the European Cultural Creative Spaces and Cities (CCSC) project.  CCSC is a project in collaboration with which we have investigated, defended and promoted forms of active participation by the children's community in the cultural and educational spaces that we share. The conclusions we draw from this research and activities form part of a compendium of cultural policy recommendations that we presented in February 2021 to the European Commission.

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