The Politics of Commoning and Designing

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From rules in use to culture in use — Commoning and infrastructuring practices in an open cultural movement

sanna Marttila

Aalto University

sanna.marttila@aalto.fi

Keywords: Commons, Commoning, Culture, Infrastructuring

Abstract

This paper explores how design and commoning practices can contribute to sustaining open cultural commons and guarding against enclosure. Based on a long- term engagement with a cultural movement, the author examines how design activities can strengthen interaction and participation in commons-like frameworks, and describes commoning and instrastructuring practices that can support commons culture. By critically reflecting on the development of a local Finnish chapter of the OpenGLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) movement, the paper contributes to the ongoing discussion of design as infrastructuring in complex and open-ended socio-technical settings.

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Cite this paper: Marttila, S. (2016) From rules in use to culture in use — Commoning and infrastructuring practices in an open cultural movement. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016.

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