Media | Practices | Commoning

International Conference, University of Konstanz
09.-11.10.2017

Organized by the DFG-Research Group “Media and Participation. Between Demand and Imposition” (University of Konstanz)

The international conference “Media – Practices – Commoning“ welcomes contributions that critically discuss concepts like commons, commoning and conviviality by situating them within the contemporary framework of digital technology and media. In a first line of inquiry, the conference seeks to explore the art of conviviality and recent forms of togetherness while relating them to technological configurations that condition their emergence. The second panel encourages a discussion of the relationship between practices of socio-economic commoning, the logic of ‘Teilhabe’ (participation) and a cosmopolitical thinking of resistance. By tackling the infrastructural and technological conditions of commoning, the third panel will scrutinize the question of mobile commons and communities as well as the problem of institutionalized practices.



Panel 1: The Art of Conviviality

Chair: Robert Stock (Konstanz)

Becoming One Humanity: The Relational Self and the Gift to the Distant Other
Elena Pulcini (Florence)

 

Condividuality and Subsistence
Gerald Raunig (Zurich)

(No recording available.)

 

These talks were performed and recorded on 09.10.2017 at the international conference “Media – Practices – Commoning“ in Konstanz, Germany. More information here.


Panel 2: Practices of Commoning

Chair: Anne Ganzert (Konstanz)

Participatory Authenticities, Boundaries and Conflicts: From Fan Communities to a Transfandom Commons?
Matt Hills (Huddersfield)

 

Commoning Contemporary Art: A Look Back at Lafayette Anticipation‘s Re-Source Project
Alexandre Monnin (Clermont-Ferrand)

 

Between Making a Living and Getting a Life: Commoning and the Abeyance of Postwork Imaginaries
Valeria Graziano (London)

 

These talks were performed and recorded on 09.10.2017 at the international conference “Media – Practices – Commoning“ in Konstanz, Germany. More information here.

Keynote Lecture

Platforms and Potency: What Does it Take to Achieve Collective Agency Today?
Jeremy Gilbert (London)

Chair: Isabell Otto (Konstanz)


Panel 3: Mobile Commons

Chair: Markus Spöhrer (Konstanz)

Networked Imaginations and Practices of ‘Good Life’ on Social Media
Özlem Savaş (Ankara/Konstanz)

 

Mobile Technologies and the Construction of Meaningful Social Relationships: Mobile Dating Applications and the Contrasted Cases of Grindr and Tinder
Christian Licoppe (Paris)

 

Mobile Commons and the Right to the City
Vassilis Tsianos (Hamburg)
& Dimitris Parsanoglou (Athens)

 

Footnotes on Migration
Nanna Heidenreich (Cologne)

 

These talks were performed and recorded on 10.10.2017 at the international conference “Media – Practices – Commoning“ in Konstanz, Germany. More information here.