BECOME COMMON, 2009

Headlands Center for the Arts and various locations, Bolinas, CA

Becoming Commons was a gathering collaboratively produced with J. Morgan Puett, Allison Smith, and Brian Conley at Headlands Center for the Arts. This dinner and townhall-style discussion looked at historical models of communes, collectives, homesteads, experimental outposts, and other forms of collective barn raising, to better articulate a contemporary understanding of "becoming commons."

 

Following the townhall event, Become Common was designed as an experimental retreat in Bolinas, CA to continue the conversation in an atmosphere of intentional togetherness. Collaboratively produced with Jana Blankenship and Leif Hedendal, the retreat involved participants in preparing locally sourced meals, adventure walks, a fort-building exercise on the beach, a morning of harvest on a local organic farm, film screenings, live music, bonfires, conversations, and more.

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