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.

Keywords:

Commons, Commoning, Culture, Infrastructuring

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From Rules in Use to Culture in Use – Commoning and Infrastructuring Practices in an Open Cultural Movement

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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