Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ISSP (Infrastructuring SuStainable Playbour)
Reporting period: 2018-01-08 to 2020-01-07
To study this long-term sustainability, ISSP focused particularly on commoners and the conditions of alienation and detachment from their engagement in commons and commoning practices. ISSP had three specific objectives:
(1) to develop a conceptual understanding of the relationship between long term sustainability of engagement and the participants’ subjective dimension;
(2) to develop practical guidelines and recommendations to support the (co)design and implementation of more sustainable infrastructures for collaborative commons;
(3) to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda for further actions on supporting commoning and collaborative infrastructures.
Two publications in major international peer reviewed venues have been achieved during the project targeting design principles and considerations for commons-oriented platforms and infrastructures. Three other publications are expected to be published in the 12 months after the end of the project. These will include analysis of the subjective dimension of engaging in commoning and the challenges of maintaining such engagement over time. From the point of view of public engagement, the action has worked at different levels, such as collaborating in creating interdisciplinary networks of academics, practitioners and civil society, and creating opportunities for public debate on the issue. In particular, a full day final event was organized in the form of open seminar, or mini conference, with the purpose of disseminating to general audience the insights of this research. Furthermore, one press release was published to announce the beginning of the project, and the use of a simple project website with simple information about the developments of the project was used throughout the duration of the project.
Furthermore, the interdisciplinary approach taken by ISSP paved the way for future exploitation and research: by translating empirical observational knowledge grounded in STS epistemology and research into practical, actionable knowledge for fields such as participatory design and computer science, it will be possible trying to support the commons, and the commoners in particular, with concrete infrastructural interventions.