06.11.2022: After doing the math together, we feel happy to announce the date for the next Rural Commons Assembly 2023 taking place from Friday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 5th at La Foresta, located in the Italian town of Rovereto, heart of the Vallagarina valley. All former particpants are on board and new ones are about to join!
02.09.2022: Instead of gathering physically, we met for an online apéro to look back on the past year and strategise about possible futures. Stimulated by the first assembly, several of us had been visiting each other in the months after, starting small collaborations or offering each other guidance and support. As one particpant put it: "I feel inspired and more connected to my territory". Based on these shared experiences ever since, the commitement to meet again was renewed. Following a "no money, no problem" approach, participants decided to pool all resources available in order to improvise a next in-person gathering soon. The Rural "Punk" Assembly 2023 is about to take shape! More updates to follow.
30.06.2022: With great sadness we have to announce the cancellation of the Rural Commons Assembly 2022. Despite the joint efforts of many of us throughout the last months we did not succeed in raising sufficient funding for a 2022 edition. Whilst we all mourn this situation a lot, motivation to meet again is high. We are working on options...
29.10.2021: We are glad to share this little review by Bianca Elzenbaumer and the Rural Community Economies with you. It contains some images of the Rural Commons Assembly 2021. Make sure to check out Bianca‘s other blog posts as well! In addition, our website has become more colorful as well. Check-out some snippets of visual documentation – beautifully captured by photographer Verena Nagl during the first assembly. And for the ones in a hurry: the first assembly was a success (on its on terms)! Hooray!
23.08.2021: After months of preparations we have finally launched our micro-site. On here you will find relevant information about the first edition of the Rural Commons Assembly, its concept, program, participants and the related public forum. On the long run, we will also be able to share all tools and formats utilised during the program and more details on potential outcomes and continuations of the assembly.
We hope you find your way around. If you have got any feedback or questions, please let us know by getting in contact. For now we are left to thank Manuela Dasser and Veronica Martini of MarameoLab for the graphic design, coding and their great support!
28.07.2021: We are happy to announce that the list of participants is complete! For the first Rural Commons Assembly a total of 12 different initiatives, various individual practitioners as well as two partners from three countries and five regions including the EUREGIO (Tyrol, South Tyrol, Trentino) and the border areas of Switzerland (Engadin) and Slovenia (Friuli Venezia Giulia) will come together for the first time. Read more about all participants here and get to know their work.