Nico Dockx is participating to the Swamp Pavillon, Venice Architecture Biennale 16

The Swamp Pavilion is a networked effort in creating new imaginary hybrid space for exercises in architectural and artistic practices, theory and pedagogy through various forms and formats of public interventions, field trips, workshops, lectures, discussions, chat channels and printed publications.

Nico Dockx will be one of the interlocutors for the Commonism (On Cohabitation) chapter with Pascal Gielen, sociologist (Belgium) on September 24-29, 2018.

Through contributions by theorists, designers, and artists, this chapter will interrogate the commons as an ideology—an aesthetic of the real—as a way of giving a form to society and our contemporary human condition. With an understanding of aesthetics as ”the art of thinking beautifully,“ as a way of seeing a better, more beautiful world, this chapter will learn from the reciprocating movements for the commons, asking questions: how is the commons constituted in society, how does it shape our reality of living together, and what strategies and what aesthetics do artistic commoners follow?

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