Making Urban Commons

The Art Project of “Everyone’s East Lake”

  • Yimeng Yang


The urban commons is a public resource that citizens collectively manage and enjoy, but it is also a collective political experience beyond the state and the market (Huron, 2017). Thus, the urban commons is not just a thing, but a particular social relation and the struggle towards the urban commons is also an ongoing social practice that makes alternative relations (Harvey, 2012; Caffentzis and Federici, 2013; Tan, 2018). It is worth noting that the digital commons are emerging with the development of Internet technologies (Stalder, 2010). People in the digital world can access data, information, and knowledge at a lower cost and are more likely to produce based on the motivation of communication and sharing rather than on profit and exchange (Benkler, 2008).

How to Cite
Yang, Y. (2022). Making Urban Commons. UXUC - User Experience and Urban Creativity, 4(1), 83 - 87.