What practices constitute the commons? What are the conditions of the situated processes of commoning? What and how do we thereby learn? What would constitute a new sense of sharing, distributing, partaking? And, how can we take the idea of relationality seriously and institute structures of reciprocity between art, academia, and activism? To address these questions the round table commoning/communing brings together three projects focusing on urban practices of commoning.
Ulrike Hamann is a postdoc researcher at the department “Diversity and Social Conflict” at the Institute for Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. She researches and teaches on questions of racism, migration and the city. She currently leads two larger research projects on conviviality, housing, refugees and neighborhoods, partly at the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research (BIM). In 2016 she published her book Prekäre koloniale Ordnung: Rassistische Konjunkturen im Widerspruch. Deutsches Kolonialregime 1884-1914. In 2018 she co-edited with Gökçe Yurdakul the Special Issue Refugees and the Re-Configuration of Migration Societies. As part of her activist work she co-founded the neighborhood initiative Kotti & Co in 2011, where she is still an active member.