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A kultúra közjó
Culture as Commons

Author(s): Virág Buka, Kristóf Nagy
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Architecture, Visual Arts, Sociology, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Adult Education, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Radical sociology , Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Art, History of Art
Published by: Fordulat
Keywords: commons; culture; art; socially engaged art; art and social change; commoning culture; digital commons;urban commons;

Summary/Abstract: This article focuses on the emergence of the paradigm of solidarity economy and of the commons in the field of professional cultural production. We unfold the possible mutual cooperation of cultural producers and commoning social movements by examining the case studies of the Resonate music streaming co-op and of the Dutch Stad in de Maak housing-initiative. The case of the Resonate exemplifies how cultural producers can reorganize their industry in a cooperative way to hinder capitalist value extraction. Another type of encounter takes place between culture and commons when cultural producers utilize their knowledge and skills in various solidarity economy projects. We demonstrate this possibility through the case of the Rotterdam-based Stad in the Maak, where the artist-architect founders launched a long-term community housing initiative.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 119-140
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Hungarian