Berner Humangeographisches Kolloquium

4. April 2023

Prof. Dr. Miriam Tola: The Commons Reimagined

Once dismissed as a remnant of the past or a tragic form of resource management, over the last three decades the commons have been taken up in political theory and social practice as a form of self-governance that is neither public nor private. Drawing on feminist political ecologies, this lecture examines situated commons in Rome, Italy, that center place-making practices of reclaiming and repairing bodies, spaces and ecologies. It explores limits and possibilities of how bottom-up commoning projects can contribute to the decommodification of increasingly gentrified urban spaces.