Designing the Urban Commons: the exhibition

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 12-5pm
15 June – 11 July 2015
LSE Atrium Gallery, Old Building, entrance via Clare Market WC2A
Free entry

This exhibition showcases the most stimulating and challenging responses to Theatrum Mundi’s 2015 ideas competition Designing the Urban Commons. A fantastic jury assembled and 2300 votes were cast resulting in 10 winners, shown here alongside the highlights of our 2014 New York competition Designing for Free Speech.

The competition this year invited anyone to re-imagine spaces in London as places for collaboration, sharing and collective ownership. In the context of increasing privatisation and with Britain’s history of common rights, London is the perfect place to test out commoning as an approach to the making of the city.

The submissions ranged from online platforms for finding and re-using spaces in the city, to schemes for collective building, playful interventions and theoretical perspectives. Along with the winning design boards, all entries will be shown on rotation on a screen.

Theatrum Mundi is delighted to present these ideas as a catalyst for further discussion about commoning, collective life and the ownership of urban space.

Due to the current building works at LSE the Old Building is entered via Clare Market.

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This project has been coordinated by Theatrum Mundi with the support of LSE Cities.

The exhibition is in partnership with LSE Arts and the London Festival of Architecture

Exhibition design by Villalba Lawson