Make something

Have a go at a making project and start commoning in your own life. Created by We are Commoners artists, these four activities encourage us to develop their ideas for ourselves using objects, information and stories that we have already within our own homes, localities and communities.

Share your act of commoning by posting a picture of your project using #WeAreCommoners and tag us on instagram, twitter or facebook. If you prefer, you can email a picture to us at [email protected] and we can share it for you.

a beautiful necklace made of dried fruit peel

Make a neckpiece with dried avocado

Activity designed by Rachael Colley

embroidery designs in blue thread on blue clothes.

Celebrate the Blue Fashion Commons

Activity designed by Amy Twigger Holroyd

An embroidered map of Glasgow.

Map your local commons

Activity designed by Deirdre Nelson

metal tokens

What space is precious to you?

Activity designed by Alice McLean and Justine Boussard



Where Next?

Artist: Gelawesh Waledkhani and Lise Bjørne Linnert

Collaborating with undocumented migrants in Norway.

Learning resource: Healing

Thinking about how artists use materials and skills.

A leaf has been decorated with embroidery stitches.

Become a commoner

Learn more about commons.

Rehearsing the dance. Two adults roll in the long grass, their legs and arms in the air.

Artist: Alice McLean and Justine Boussard

Campaigning to protect community assets.

A silver token, like a big coin.


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