Study Days

Community Economies: an exchange between practices

7 – 9 June 2019

Organised by Brave New Alps

During this gathering we want to explore how practitioners from art and design backgrounds activate practices of community economies (J.K.Gibson-Graham) in a particular local context.

Translocally, this will be an occasion to bring together practitioners and theorists to work through concrete case studies, to support several projects in strengthening their community economies approach and to connect translocal projects to experiment with issues of scale.

Some keywords:

Interdependence; more than human community economies (J.K. Gibson-Graham, Miller)

Undoing imperial ways of life and practice (Brand)

Issues of scale  – patches, fungi with extracellular digestion, common rights (Tsing)

Commons systems (De Angelis)

Ecologies of practice (Stengers)

Matters of care (Puig de la Bellacasa)

Infrastructuring for commons and community economies


A report and details from the workshops and conversations will be published soon afterwards.