The Offer: Commons, Architects and Community Activism

The Offer

Commons, Architects and Community Activism

Wednesday, 29th April 2020
19:30 – 21:00 BST

Are the commons relevant to architects? – Join Dr Ioanni Delsante, Reader in Urban Design, School of Art, Design & Architecture at the University of Huddersfield/University of Pavia and the team behind Kirklees CDE for a discussion and participatory event.

Common-ing actions and practices are increasingly taking place in towns and cities all around the world. They usually unfold via self-constituted groups or communities who act through a variety of tactics including spontaneous interventions and un-solicited actions. What can architects learn from these on-going actions and their impact on cities? And how could we better shape architects’ education and skillsets to allow them to learn from and contribute to the emergence of these spaces?

The Offer and The Evening Offer are a response to the context of Coronavirus and the devastating impact it has had on our society, and not least on the creative and cultural community. It is a space for anyone involved in or interested in a cultural response to the climate and ecological emergency to gather, to question, to share, and to support each other.

They will be happening every Wednesday, initially through April 2020. The Offer at 11am for conversation-based sessions and The Evening Offer at 7.30pm for creative and regenerative sessions. If anyone is interested in making an offer and leading a session please do get in touch at or via our social media.

Presented as part of The Offer – a series of regular online events from Culture Declares Emergency. Discover upcoming events and watch any past events you’ve missed.
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