Contemporary Commoning Practices in the Alps

At the opening of the final exhibiotn of the IBA Thüringen (DE), Bianca gave an invited presentation on our work in the Vallagarina and the Alps more widely titled Contemporary Commoning Practices in the Alps.

Her contribution was focused on how rural and urban commons need to be intertwined. She elaborated on how the steady weaving of commons can significantly contribute to create regional presents and futures that are preparing the ground for livelihoods that care for the interdependent well-being of human and more-than-human others.

The stay in Apolda and the visit to the Schwarzatal has been a wonderful occasion to deepen and complexify our work on the cultivation of urba-rural linkages that foster eco-social transformations.

StadtLand – from Thuringia to a planetary perspective
Welcome and Introduction
– Marta Doehler-Behzadi, Director, IBA Thüringen
– Bodo Ramelow, Minister President, State of Thuringia
– Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister BMWSB
Evening keynote
– Philipp Misselwitz, Bauhaus Earth, Berlin
– Remy Sietchiping, UN Habitat, Nairobi
Session 1: StadtLand
– Milica Topalovic, ETH Zürich
– Hillary Angelo, UC Santa Cruz
– Steffen Nijhuis, TU Delft
– Anke Hagemann, TU Berlin
Session 2: Strategies
– Marta Doehler-Behzadi, IBA Thüringen, Apolda
– Kelly Shannon, KU Leuven
– Maria Frölich-Kulik, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Lukas Pappert, TU Berlin
– Antje Stokman, HCU Hamburg
Session 3: Actions
– Yang Guiqing, Tongji University, Shanghai
– Bianca Elzenbaumer, Brave New Alps, Rovereto
– Kenneth Anders, Bad Freienwalde
– Sigrun Langner, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
See the full conference programme here.
Thanks to the Urban Rural Assembly project team for the invitation.