Reclaiming urban ground through commoning
Horizonte Lecture Series Bauhaus, Weimar
June 22, 2021
Land ownership and the commons
- Ownership of land depends on relations of power
- Use of land as distinguished from the ownership of land. Any kind of rent, lease, access under certain conditions etc.) does not challenge the power of the owner.
- Appropriation is distinct from ownership. Lefebvre distinguishes between the appropriation, the re-appropriation (including diversion – détournement) and the creation of space (The Production of Space, p. 167-8.)
- Collective ownership of land/space may became a means not only to challenge market rules but also to develop communities of emancipatory commoning