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Creative Commons as a curatorial strategy for commoning?

The Adhocracy curatorial team had taken a step further by using a Creative Commons 4.0 license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) for the whole exhibition: curatorial selection, projects (which have to be open source), exhibition design, and graphic identity

“We are aware that one of the main constrains in the design and cultural world is related with the notion of ownership and how this notion has been controlled along the past decades by the use of traditional copyrights, patents, and trademarks. From the massive struggles about the privatization of universities around the world, to the fights of persons such as Aaron Swartz, who died claiming for the open access to academic papers; there is an urgent need from the cultural, design and architectural fields to really engage with this new model of transforming a noun into a verb: from commons to communing.”

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