Commoning Workshops
EASA COMMONS is not just one event, but a series of actions that seek to establish ongoing relationships with communities and form projects with enduring social impact. In addition to the main event in summer 2023, a series of precursory ‘commoning workshops’ will lay the groundwork for more embedded workshops and community infrastructure to emerge.

The commoning workshop programme will develop and share knowledge around the central themes of property rights and ‘the commons’, with participants acquiring implementable skills related to land acquisition and creating and managing projects in the ill-defined space between public and private property.


Not only concerned with common land, the event series seeks to further the discourse around newly-emerging commons such as social, knowledge, digital etc. and develop practical applications of this theory through workshops. By establishing a collective body of experimental work, EASA Commons aims to forge an alternative path to the production and practice of architecture.

Commoning Workshops
The second commoning workshop of EASA Commons is a weekend long event (8th-11th April) taking place in Sheffield, England. It will be an in-person event and is open for all members of the EASA network to attend.

Register interest for the next commoning workshop ︎︎︎here.︎︎︎

Why Commoning?
We recognise commoning to be an ongoing social process based on relationships built over time. The commoning workshops are a series of events that will enable the EASA community to progressively establish these relationships with people and context of the site for EASA 2023. These commoning workshops are not ITMs (Intermediate Tutor Meeting), they are ways for those interested to start expanding on the idea of commons and inform future workshop proposals. There will be an ITM, in a more traditional format, in the winter of 2022-23.

Upcoming Commoning Workshops
The programme for the upcoming commoning workshop will involve familiarising ourselves with the theme of ‘commons’, and surveying and cataloguing the abandoned buildings of Sheffield that can be engaged with in future events.

The cost of the event will be covered through donations and we will aim to find suitable accommodation for all attendants, however the cost of travel should be covered by the participants.

Register interest for the next commoning workshop ︎︎︎here.︎︎︎