chair: Bianca Elzenbaumer
festival weekend: 28–30.05.2021
symposium day: 28.05.2021
Rural commons & community economies: a practice and theory exchange
In this track, we will explore how rural commons and rural community economies are being and can be mobilised in order to create irresistible futures for as many living beings as possible. We will especially focus on how feminist, decolonial and post-humanist thinking, and practice can nourish the ways in which rural spaces are (re)produced and lived. As rural places don’t stand for themselves, we will engage with the interdependencies between rural and urban spaces and how these can become empowering for actors working towards eco-social transformation along all the rural-urban continuum. This strand especially welcomes practitioners and researchers with an interest in feminist, decolonial and posthumanist approaches to commons, community economies and rural spaces.
The festival days in the Vallagarina valley also constitute the final public event of the research project Alpine Community Economies Lab. This research project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 795641.
chairs: Sara Favargiotti, Maddalena Ferretti
festival weekend: 4–6.06.2021
symposium day: 4.06.2021
Rural commons & HERITAGE REGENERATION: collective design approaches for new forms of habitat
The track will explore the effects of commoning practices on the built and natural heritage of rural settlements. In this line of argument, heritage is not meant as an extraordinary landscape, a listed building or a protected structure, but it also embeds ordinary architectures and common spatial resources that are part of the everyday life of the rural community. Through research findings, examples, and case studies we aim to shed a light on numerous collective practices, design approaches, and operative actions that are significantly transforming our territory, unveiling experiences of spatial transformation and dynamics of innovation in rural and mountain contexts that can perhaps suggest other ways to shape, manage, and enhance our habitats.