Culture and Commons is a statement by Connective Action for the Commons, a Europe-wide network of cultural organisations. It is inspired by the emergence of ‘commoning’ practices across Europe and beyond – as collective ventures of co-development and co-government – which have a potential to challenge the duopoly of the state and the market. This policy paper appraises culture as a key factor in terms of encouraging equality and experience, as well as accepting diversity and negotiating participation in these inclusive, collaborative and co-creating practices and urges European decision-makers to embed culture as an important perspective and practice contributing to the commons in their policy deliberations by presenting various good practices.
Cremer, M. and Mullenger, N. (eds.) (2016) Culture and the commons. Amsterdam: European Cultural Foundation.