Days of Commoning

Each We are Commoners venue hosts Days of Commoning: events to explore the exhibition themes, through activities, talks and film. Each event looks at commoning from a different perspective such as fashion or nature.

Click on the links below to watch panel discussions with artists and experts and find resources to help you investigate further.


A marketplace of Colchester organisations
Blue Fashion Commons
Mapping Your Local Commons
Exhibition Talk and Tour
Craft in Common: Stitch Workshop with Alinah Azadeh online & in-person
Performance by Common Agency Projects
Artist Talk with Freddie Robins

Drop-in activities

Learn more about Colchester organisations and take part in free activities at the Marketplace.
Bring along blue items of clothing to exchange or repair at Blue Fashion Commons.
Explore spaces and resources that anyone can use at Mapping Local Commons.
Come along to find out more about We are Commoners with an exhibition tour at 10am with one of the curators of the exhibition.
Common Agency Project’s Performance of Commoning Action #15

Blackwater Polytechnic: Creative Commoning

A series of interviews with Blackwater Polytechnic members discussing their collective and its creative commoning to build community connections and claim spaces to help the community thrive.

A film by Deborah Suzanne including interviews with Ben Coode-Adams and Freddie Robins, Sara Impey and Simon Emery.

For subtitles click through to watch you YouTube video and select closed captions.

Healing and Repair at Hull Central Library

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th September

Drop-in activities

Bring along blue items of clothing to exchange or repair at Blue Fashion Commons.
Explore spaces and resources that anyone can use at Mapping Local Commons.
Celebrate local spaces important to you at Celebrating Common Ground.
Local Networking Meet others and discuss ‘What next?’ for Commoning in Hull.
Film Screening

Community and Co-operation at the Hub, Sleaford

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June

Panel Discussion

Including exhibitors Fourthland, Lise Bjørne Linnert and Ali Alzein, Founder of Bees and Refugees.

Film Screening

Films from We are Commoners exhibiting artists’ exploring community and / or collaborative acts of commoning.
Download the Day of Commoning Film Screening Guide.

Nature and commons at The Civic, Barnsley

Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th April

Resources from this event

Make jewellery from foraged materials with artist Rachael Colley.

Day of Commoning – Films

Day of Commoning Film Screening Guide. Watch the playlist below.

Artist & Panel Discussion – Connecting with Nature

Artist Panel Discussion facilitated by Emma Daker
Rachael Colley and Shane Waltener explore the topic of connecting with nature, how their work is influenced and inspired by the connection to nature

Fashion commons at MAKE Southwest

Saturday 13th November.
Looking at commoning on the theme of fashion with Amy Twigger Holroyd.

Celebrate the Blue Fashion Commons with Amy Twigger Holroyd.

Resources from the event

Commoning Marketplace: MEND Assembly, Fibreshed, Precious Plastic, Green Maker Initiative, S4S Project.

Watch the panel discussion below.

Care and repair at Midlands Arts Centre

Sunday 17th October 2021.
Looking at commoning on the theme of care and repair with Rachel Colley, Deirdre Nelson and Alinah Azedeh.

Learn how to make jewellery from waste food with Rachael Colley.
Take part in Alinah Azedah’s online Repair workshop.
Map your local commons with Deirdre Nelson.

Resources from the event

Watch the panel discussion below. (Unfortunately the sounds quality is poor.)

Where Next?

Fourthland: The new land we seek the new land we dream

Watch Fourthland’s new film.

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.

Commoning Action 20

Take part in this immersive connection with Nature created by CAP

A man wearing a denim shirt and jeans in a park leaning on yellow strings which are tied around a tree. A woman with brown hair is opposite the man in the park, holding onto one of the strings to support the man leaning.

Artist: Fourthland

Rituals of making.

A close up of the exhibit, two rustic bowls on black stands and a large hanging decorated with small bundles of straw.

Artist: Gelawesh Waledkhani and Lise Bjørne Linnert

Collaborating with undocumented migrants in Norway.


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