Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future at New Lab, Terreform ONE

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017

Imminent Commons: The Debates Part I

Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Beatriz Colomina, David Benjamin, Jesse Le Cavelier, Keller Easterling, Laura Kurgan, Maider Llaguno, Mark Wigley, Martino Stierli, Mitchell Joachim and more.

Within the scope of the Seoul Biennale of architecture and urbanism 2017, co-directed by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Hyungmin Pai, Actar publishers and urbanNext are going to promote the publication "Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future”, three months before the international conferences and exhibitions. 

Seoul Biennale proposes a set of basic commons—an evolving network of agencies, resources, and technologies—as the critical issue in the move towards a sustainable and just urbanism. As an alternative to the modern city, the Seoul Biennale proposes 9 commons—four resources of air, water, energy, and earth, and five commonalities of connecting, making, moving, recycling, sensing—as the foundation of a new urban cosmopolitan. The Seoul Biennale presents these intertwined commons as technologies, practices, and spaces that traverse institutional and market mechanisms. 

Mitchell Joachim and Christian Hubert. "The End of Waste? Towards a Socio-Ecological Commons," Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near FutureAlejandro Zaera-Polo and Hyungmin Pai (eds.), Actar, 2017, pp. 318 - 333.

Wednesday, June 28th, 6:30-8:30 PM @ New Lab Event Space

Join Terreform ONE and urbanNext for the launch of the book “Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future” in NY. There will be a roundtable discussion led by Alejandro Zaera-Polo, with speakers such as Mitchell Joachim, Maider Llaguno and Keller Easterling. The roundtable discussion will be followed by Q+A and a reception. 
Please RSVP to press@actar-d.com.