Monday, 22 February 2010

Come to our booklaunch on Thursday!

COMMONSense is a small book I edited a couple of years ago exploring themes around "the commons" and "common sense". It was an Arts Council-funded project, organised by Access Space, Sheffield.

The wheels of publishing grind slowly, but the collection is now in print and we're having a London launch this Thursday evening at SPACE studios, Mare Street, Hackney. Please come and join us for what should be a fun evening!

Here's what I wrote for the back cover:

"Not so long ago, the only people who talked about "the commons" were historians; today, the language of the commons is central to debates around intellectual property, environmental protection, and resistance to globalisation. These international debates find their echoes here in South Yorkshire - in the activities of Access Space, recycling waste technology and promoting Open Source software, or in Grow Sheffield's efforts to build local food networks and seed city centre wasteland. Can talk of "the commons" help us find common ground between these kinds of projects? Does using the same words mean we've found a common language - or can it disguise different meanings and intentions?"

It's happening 6 till 8pm - and here's a map to help you find SPACE. Nearest transport options are London Fields overground station (two stops from Liverpool Street) or a short bus ride from Bethnal Green tube or Hackney Central overground (254, 106 and D6 run between the two stations).

1 comment:

Term paper said...

I shall forward this to bookworms. I also will come.

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