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P2P practices reshaping public space in Greece

Considering what Henri Lefebvre calls the “rhythmic character of the city”, we should heed the noises and voices of public space as unique expressions of Southern European spirit, through disruptive movements including Spain’s 15M, Greek and Italian street protests in 2011 and the Taksim Square and Gezi Park occupations in Istanbul. Movements which emerged rapidly and seemed ephemeral from outside reveal themselves to be widespread over local contexts. What once was underground has become commonplace, accepted: urban gardens, self-managed social centers, open schools, fablabs, squats, active urban squares, hacklabs, medialabs, makerspaces, connected by scores of networks.
We’re calling this Southern European phenomenon “P2P Plazas”: places where bottom-up initiatives connect actions among peers (citizens)
‘P2P Plazas: a Southern European Network’ is an ongoing research that aims to produce a cartography of this practices that are actually reshaping public space and cultural production and intervention. The workshop we suggest for CommonsFest15 calls the attention of the Greek community to help building a wider cartography of this experiences and collectives in Greece. The data collected will be published back in in open source formats for usability and replicability.

Organiser: Carmen Lozano Bright
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Next steps after the 3rd CommonsFest

1) Management of the assets of the CommonsFest (~20 minutes)
1a- Brainstorm on what we have. (site, video, contacts…)
1b-> Write down tasks on what we have to do about them.

2) Experiences and Impressions from past CommonsFest (~30 minutes)
2a- Brainstorm on our impressions. (from best to worst)
2b-> Write tasks. (How can we keep the best and improve the worst?)

3) Goals of the CommonsFest (~20 minutes)
3a- Brainstorm on what each individually has as goal for the CF.
3b-> See which goals are common goals that everyone agrees to.

4) Ideas for the future of the CommonsFest. (~20 minutes)
4a- Free propositions and ideas for the future of the CF.
(~2 minutes each idea: Present an idea to discuss later online.)

Open call: “Developing cooperation structures for the commons”

The Festival of the Commons (a.k.a. CommonsFest) will be present in Heraklion on April 17-18 as a “pre-festival event” of the main Festival, which for the first time will travel outside the island of Crete in order to be held in Athens on May 15-17.

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Screening of documentary: “Knowledge as a Common, Communities of production and sharing in Greece”


The Cinema Group from University of Crete who organizes screenings of documentaries and movies, is organizing the screening of a documentary on Thursday 8th of May as a pre-festival event:
“Knowledge as a Common, Communities of productiong and sharing in Greece”, from the director Ilias Marmaras.

The screening will start at 19:30 at the Social Place. A discussion will follow with the participation of the director. Free Entrance.

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