Stavros Stavrides

Stavros Stavrides

2021 Reclaiming Urban Ground through Commoning

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