We are Commoners

A Craftspace national touring exhibition

Touring exhibition

The tour has now ended.

This exhibition invites you to become or recognise yourself as a ‘commoner’. Featuring UK and international artists, the projects exhibited in this exhibition represent ideas and resources to inspire acts of commoning.

You can visit the exhibition as it tours the UK or take a virtual tour. We hope that you will feel encouraged by the examples of co-operative action, to seek out connections with people, objects, spaces and your environment.

Here you will find resources for schools, things to make at home and links to videos and extra resources.

Each We are Commoners venue hosts Days of Commoning: events to explore the exhibition themes, through activities, talks and film. Find out more and watch panel discussions with artists and experts.

We’ll be adding more resources and information as the exhibition continues.


a black and white photograph, exterior. Two large rocks with a person visible behind them holding up a bunch of grasses. The rocks are surrounded by trees.

The new land we seek the new land we dream

Watch Fourthland’s new film (until 30th June).

We are Commoners shop

Shop from our new range of We are Commoners merch, including the new exhibition catalogue.

A naïve drawing of two people in front of a simple house with basic birds, trees and plants.

Crafting the Commons

Visit the exhibition research blog, Crafting the Commons.

Virtual Tour

Visit the exhibition online!


A line of people carry a very large knitted piece on their shoulders.

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a row of 7 handmade fabric medals using various patterns and colours

Craft in Common

Free creative online workshops.

Where Next

a Black woman rests her elbows on a table in a studio and looks at the camera. There are spools of thread, a box of yarn and other textiles and tools around her.


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