Common in

Common in

Kunst en sociale transitie

Een gemeenschappelijke toekomst is mogelijk, gebaseerd op collectiviteit en zorgzaamheid. Om die mee te maken, hoef je alleen maar binnen te komen. 

Common In is een open manifestatie in Amsterdam op de intersectie van commons en kunst. Kunstenaars maken ruimte voor verandering en deelnemers maken mee. 

Art and social change

A common future is possible, based on collectivity and care. To experience it, all you have to do is come in.

Common In is an open manifestation in Amsterdam on the intersection of commons and art. Artists and designers create space for change and participants co-create.

Kunst en sociale transitie

Een gemeenschappelijke toekomst is mogelijk, gebaseerd op collectiviteit en zorgzaamheid. Om die mee te maken, hoef je alleen maar binnen te komen. 

Common In is een open manifestatie op de intersectie van commons en kunst. Kunstenaars maken ruimte voor verandering en deelnemers maken mee. 

Kom binnen!

Art and social change

A common future is possible, based on collectivity and care. To experience it, all you have to do is come in.

Common In is an open manifestation on the intersection of commons and art. Artists and designers create space for change and participants co-create.

Come on in!

Common in

Kunst en sociale transitie

Een gemeenschappelijke toekomst is mogelijk, gebaseerd op collectiviteit en zorgzaamheid. Om die mee te maken, hoef je alleen maar binnen te komen. 

Common In is een open manifestatie op de intersectie van commons en kunst. Kunstenaars maken ruimte voor verandering en deelnemers maken mee. 

Kom binnen!

Art and social change

A common future is possible, based on collectivity and care. To experience it, all you have to do is come in.

Common In is an open manifestation on the intersection of commons and art. Artists and designers create space for change and participants co-create.

Come on in!

Mujaawarah: on commoning and making time

A reflection on the Mujaawarah/Neighbouring conversation on 25 April

"It is quite a struggle to find the proper entrance of the Oude Kerk. The not-so-famous Church is located in the very heart of the city of Amsterdam right next to the not-so-not-famous Red Light District. Having been build around 1306, it is considered the oldest building in the whole of Amsterdam.
When I give the Church my first visit at the evening of the 25th of April, there’s a small note attached to its entrance door. 'Drop-In – It’s OK', it says.

I remember coming home afterwards struggling to describe what exactly the event had been about. The one thing I was certain of was that I would have loved it to last longer.

The evening starts off with a story by Isshaq Al-Barbary. He shares with us his experience growing up in a refugee camp in Palestine, and how that experience has shaped his work as an artist and researcher. Al-Barbary now focuses on the interactions happening between refugees and their lived spaces. As Al-Barbary puts it: 'When you become categorized as ‘stateless’, it has a massive impact on your identity. You don’t fit within the system, you are considered ‘unknown’. (…) For me, it unleashed a lot of political imagination. It allowed me for imagining different ways of being. Of relating to others, to the economic system and to concept of the nation state as a whole.'

A feeling of uncertainty often creates..."

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