COMMONSense now available in PDF form

COMMONSense, a celebration of the commons produced by Access Space in collaboration with Dougald Hine of the Dark Mountain Project and Anne Marie-Culhane, is now available as a free PDF download. See the release from Access Space in its July 2010 newsletter below:COMMONSense flier

COMMONSense apazine now available as a free pdf.
Our 62 page publication of writing, art and photographs is now available to download.

What is COMMONSense?

It is a magazine created from submissions to a call for pieces which reflect a theme connecting the activities of Access Space to the wider world, “the commons”. We asked for prose (stories, thoughts, book reviews, bibliographies…), poetry, photographs, cartoons, drawings or graphics.

People sent us material relating to green issues, land ownership, social relations, the internet, copyright, software and a whole host of other subjects.

COMMONSense was edited by Dougald Hine, with art direction by Anne-Marie Culhane.

The publication is being made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial license

Dougald Hine of describes it like this:

The theme of the issue is < COMMONSense >. Not so long ago, the only people who talked about “the commons” were historians; today, the language of the commons is central to debates around intellectual property, environmental protection, and resistance to globalisation.

These international debates find their echoes here in South Yorkshire – in the activities of Access Space, recycling waste technology and promoting Open Source software, or in Grow Sheffield’s efforts to build local food networks and seed city centre wasteland. Can talk of “the commons” help us find common ground between these kinds of projects? Does using the same words mean we’ve found a common language – or can it disguise different meanings and intentions.

Download a free pdf copy here:

If you’d like a hardcopy, COMMONSense is avilable from Access Space for £4.00.
Email jake [at] access [hyphen] space [dot] org or ring 0114 249 5522

ISBN: 9780955009143

This publication was made possible by the Arts Council of England, Yorkshire, through its support of the arts programme at Access Space.

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