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COMMONING PROPERTY IN THE CITY: the on-going work of making and remaking

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COMMONING PROPERTY IN THE CITY: the on-going work of making and remaking

Kruzynski, Anna (2020) COMMONING PROPERTY IN THE CITY: the on-going work of making and remaking. In: Handbook of Diverse Economies. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. ISBN 978 1 78811 995 5

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Abstract

I explore three sites that I was involved in commoning in a post-industrial working class neighbourhood in Montreal: a garden on a city-owned plot of land, a mural on a stock-corporation-owned viaduct and a community-owned industrial building “expropriated” from a capitalist developer after a 10-year grassroots campaign. In each of these sites new property relations were forged, ones where a commoning-community manages the space and benefits from how the space has been shaped. Each community is engaged in a continuous process of making and re-making as it is confronted with powerful forces that seek to enclose or uncommon the property it has taken responsibility for. Commoning is thus always about struggle-negotiation, and a commons is more durable if its commoning-community is able to adapt to changing contexts, to push-back against exploitative and oppressive forces, to build on historical commons and traditions and to make strategic yet ethical choices about enrolling a diversity of actors into its midst.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > School of Community and Public Affairs
Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Kruzynski, Anna
Date:6 February 2020
Projects:
  • Community economies for social and environmental justice in Québec: mapping diverse economic and political practices proliferating at the margins
Funders:
  • SSHRC
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.4337/9781788119962
Keywords:community, urban commons, property, Point St. Charles, power, direct action
ID Code:988043
Deposited By: ANNA KRUZYNSKI
Deposited On:19 Mar 2021 20:49
Last Modified:19 Mar 2021 20:49
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Additional Information:This is a draft chapter/article. The final version is available in The Handbook of Diverse Economies edited by J.K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski, published in 2020, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788119962
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