Commoning as collective reflex

Emerging creative practices, reinhabiting public spaces, resisting carceral societies

Keywords: commoning, Greece, pandemic, solidarity, expendability

Here Stavros Stavrides describes his observations and experience of the current pandemic in Athens and beyond, advocating for an urban politic of commoning.

Dr. Stavros Stavrides, architect and activist, is Professor at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he teaches graduate courses on housing design, as well as a postgraduate course on the meaning of metropolitan experience. He has published numerous articles on spatial theory and urban struggles. His books: The Symbolic Relation to Space, Advertising and the Meaning of Space, The Texture of Things, From the City-as-Screen to the City-as-Stage, Suspended Spaces of Alterity, and Towards the City of Thresholds. His research is currently focused on forms of emancipating spatial practices and urban commoning, characteristically developed in his last books Common Space: The City as Commons, and Common Spaces of Urban Emancipation. He has lectured in European and Latin American Universities on urban struggles and practices of urban commoning.

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