Constructing the Commons

‘Constructing the Commons’ reflects upon the contemporary practices of architecture and urban design by probing into the figure and project of the commons. The term ‘commons’ today is widely and extensively discussed within economic, social, and political theory, as well as within the creative industries. Historically it refers to natural resources that we, the people, have in common. The project aims to reflect upon the multiple challenges that the commons pose today to the fields of architecture and urbanism.

‘Commons’ exhibition and conference, Bogota

The project included a series of workshops, research seminars and educational projects, organized in cooperation with visiting professors of Atelier Bow-Wow. The conference ‘Constructing the Commons’ on March 3rd and 4th 2016 brought together renowned academics and designers. Two exhibitions were held, one in Delft alongside the conference, and one in BogotĂĄ, Colombia, presenting the work of the graduation studio on the topic. 


Project duration:September 2016 - July 2018
TU Delft researchers:                Prof.dr. Tom Avermaete
Dr. Hans Teerds
Dr. Willemijn Wilms Floet
Dr. Jorge MejĂ­a HernĂĄndez
Dr. Klaske Havik
Oscar Andrade Castro

Project partners

Atelier Bow-Wow - Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto


Dr. Jorge MejĂ­a HernĂĄndez