After half a century of neoliberalism, the contours of a new, radical, practice-oriented ideology become visible: commonism, with an o in the middle. Commonists assume that social relationships can replace money-based (contract) relationships. They advocate solidarity and they believe that peer-to-peer relationships will spawn new modes of production and new relationships of production.
Commonism maps out this new ideological body of thought. How do the commons work, and what are their aesthetics? How does commonism shape the reality of our coexistence? Is a different, fairer future possible through the commons? What strategies do followers of commonism employ? This book explores this new political belief system through theoretical analysis, wild artistic speculation, inspiring examples from the arts, near-empirical observations and critical reflection.
Editors: Nico Dockx, Pascal Gielen
Contributions: Walter van Andel, Michel Bauwens, Giuliana Ciancio, Maria Francesca De Tullio, Nico Dockx, Futurefarmers, Lara Garcia, Harry Gamboa Jr., Pascal Gielen, Liam Gillick, Eric Kluitenberg, Rudi Laermans, the Land Foundation, Sonja Lavaert, Peter Linebaugh, Matteo Lucchetti, Pat McCarthy, Antonio Negri, Hanka Otte, Recetas Urbanas, Jörn Schafaff, Stavros Stavrides, Evi Swinnen, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Louis Volont, Judith Wielander
Series : Antennae2018, Valiz | supported by ARIA, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts, University of Antwerp , Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp / Artesis Plantijn , Culture Commons Quest Office, University of Antwerp | 448 pp. | 21 x 13.5 cm (hxw) | English | ISBN 978-94-92095-47-3