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A tale of oral and aural knowledge

– A current project

Taking inspiration from historical happenings on the commons, such as dance, folk rituals, feasts and puppet shows, this project explores a new type of commons. The commons emerging in public spaces on London Estates, and a commons shaped by people from multi-ethnic backgrounds.

Harvesting The Commons brings together diverse cultures and traditions to celebrate the cross-cultural roots and the importance of cultural diversity in public space and participatory public art programmes. Exploring the potential for a new collective domesticity to nourish our social structures.

The project builds on 8 years of partnership working with the Wenlock Barn Estate and over a year of dialogue and development with PEER Gallery and Birkbeck University unpicking narratives on the role of public programmes to form new types of public space and “commons”.

Funded by Awards for All