Hogeschool van Amsterdam

U!REKA Urban Commons School: Commoning the Post-Covid City

6-9 October 2021, Frankfurt


You're invited to join us at the Urban Commons School: Commoning the Post-Covid City, this fall.

During this three-day event we'll look at these questions together: What are urban commons? Why do we need community based cooperatives? How can we shape urban-living-together in a social, democratic and sustainable way, in order to create a better future for everyone? These are the questions we seek to discuss, negotiate and maybe even find solutions for together with our U!REKA partners, and others, during the Urban Commons School.

Join us as we work in interdisciplinary teams bridging architecture, urban planning, social work and arts. Co-create the knowledge we need in the post-covid cities of the future!

The programme

We have prepared a diverse program with research panels, student workshops, exhibitions and a varied evening program. In the research panels, experts will give insights on different Urban Commons themes and will work together with students on current issues that arise in these fields. We also want to bring the commons spirit to the event with student initiatives.

Highlights include...

  • Research panels on "community and governing", "urban planning, housing & technology", "culture and arts"
  • Excursion on commoning architecture in Frankfurt
  • Lectures on fascinating projects
  • Dance and music performances

Click here to see the full programme

Hybrid event

The Urban Commons school is planned as a hybrid event with both visiting international speakers and students and online participation. If the pandemic situation permits, we would be glad to welcome many students and lecturers and other interested persons in Frankfurt.

For a limited number of students and faculty members from our U!REKA partner universities, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences will cover accommodation and travel costs. We will contact you regarding this after registration.

We will keep you updated and are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Frankfurt!

Register now!

In Frankfurt

Please register via the link below by 15 September, if you want to attend the event in-person in Frankfurt:

Register for the Urban Commons School

Virtual participation

If you want to participate online, please send us an email with your name and institution to ureka(at)io.fra-uas.de


The Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA) is a consortium of eight European universities of applied sciences in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Ghent, Helsinki, Oslo, Ostrava and Lisbon. The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is one of the founding members. We collaborate in various ways to educate, shape and empower the European professionals of tomorrow.

More information on U!REKA: www.ureka.eu

7 September 2021
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Start date 06 Oct
End date 09 Oct