(C.U.) is a non-profit cultural co-op, working with artists and communities to co-create projects and common resources that unite and nurture artistic, communal & ecological renewal.
Through the power of various creative mediums, our immersive events are designed to popularise and apply permaculture values: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share, exploring potentials of a Post-Capitalist Society, founded on the common good.
Central to our work is the need to protect cultural spaces and work towards claiming community land, which both offer vital opportunities to thrive, in collective pursuit of a ‘Tangible Eutopia’, a place of ideal well-being.
The Commons SHIFT…
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - R. Buckminster Fuller
Like so many, we desire to turn away from Capitalist principles and dream of changing culture and society from the root upwards. Therefore, we have come to understand ‘The Commons’ as the system change we are all looking for!
This equitable, bottom-up system entails any group of people co-producing and co-governing resources in-line with their own values and in harmony with the planet - “enabling a shift towards a world of social justice, inclusion and environmental sustainability”.
Our projects explore what radical potential lays ahead when the Commons is applied to culture; music, art, festivals etc, guided by a Masters in Design for Cultural Commons.