Andrea Mura co-edits openDemocracy guest week

By Lisa Pilgram · 24 September 2013

Andrea Mura co-edited a guest week, together with Dario Gentili, at openDemocracy, entitled ‘Introducing Teatro Valle – searching for a European commons’ for their front page from February 24 to February 28 2014.

Today’s Italian crisis is shaking the time-honoured cultural, social and political foundations of Italian society. In this precarious context, one term has re-emerged as indispensable, providing many with a new sense of direction, desire and sharing : this is ‘the commons’, the concept and political practice that also informed ­ – among many other ‘acts’ of ‘critical’ significance in these years – Spatial Struggles, an event organised in September 2013 at Teatro Valle in Rome, in collaboration with the Oecumene project. This guest feature tries to recount this experience of the commons.

When normal citizens, artist and and activists at Teatro Valle met the researchers of the Oecumene team for the first time, the sensation that they were all moving from a quasi ‘nothing-in-common’ to a practice of sharing and common creation was strong. Read more...

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About the author

  • Lisa Pilgram

    Project Manager & PhD student
    Lisa Pilgram
    The Open University
    Lisa Pilgram joined the Open University as Senior Project Manager of the Oecumene 'Citizenship after Orientalism' project in July 2010. In October 2010 she started her PhD which will be closely... Read more

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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