A Life in Common looks at seven key aspects of urban life, and examines some of the breathtaking, daring or sometimes just provokingly pragmatic ways in which art and culture can re-define our city, in terms of how we live (housing), how we produce (economy), the resources we have at hand (food, energy, water…), the new civitas (citizens, migration), and the politics of the city (collective decision making) among others.

It has not kept itself at bay within the safety of the exhibition at Cittadelarte / Fondazione Pistoletto in 2012, but has stepped into conversation with each of these initiatives and organisations, resulting in a number of interviews to be found in this publication. With that this exploration may give a glimpse of what is to be done beyond tomorrow.

  • [editorial team ] Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited), Juan Esteban Sandoval
  • [interviews with ] Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Pravo na grad and MI2 (Zagreb), Stroom Den Haag (The Hague), MACAO (Milan), Row House Community Development Corporation (Houston), Atelier d’Achitecture Autogérée (Paris), Smári McCarthy and The Citizens Foundation (Reykjavík), EVENTO 2011 (Bordeaux), UNIDESCO
  • [graphic design ] Liudmila Ogryzko
  • [translation and proofreading ] Luca Furlan, Elena Pasquali, Margarita Vazquez Ponte
  • [photos of exhibition ] Enrico Amici, Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited)
  • [images and works by ] Tintin Wulia, Surasi Kusolwong, Petra Bauer and Annette Krauss, Roosje Klap and students Graphic Design – Royal Academy of Art – The Hague, Photomacao, Sam Durant, Project Row Houses, R-Urban, Brian Suda, Citizens Foundation, Pierre Planchenault, UNIDESCO
  • [timeline ] January 2012 – September 2013
  • [with the support of ] Regione Piemonte, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT Foundation, Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation, Mibac – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities