Becoming-common[10 – 11 April 2015, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid] Slowly cooking the dish. This seminar, compiled by Ana Méndez de Andés [Observatorio Metropolitano] and hosted at the Museum Reina Sofia (MNRS) in Madrid, generously allowed time to explore some of the intrinsically more complex sides of urban commons and commoning. In the company of a/o Maria Grazia Giannichedda [Fondazione Basaglia], Francisco Lara, Laia Forné [La Hidra], and Francesca Bria [D-cent] the enclosure of public resources through the act of commoning, the relation between citizens’ movements and emerging political parties, as well as the (degree of) necessity of a public backbone to society have been put to the fore. Needless to mention that on neither of these aspects conclusive positions can be taken in a subject so much under formation as the commons. However, to make the potential of the commons movement more tangible, a roadmap of sorts (what do we expect to achieve through our in initiatives in the next 1, 5, 10 years?) is one of the pressing and both exciting undertakings to be made right now…

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