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Un-co-nference | Talks during BoWB 2018

The Un-co-nference set in its core the new age of the Commons. Examples range from urban space to open-source technologies. Locals and visitors are invited to attend and differ, hopefully get inspired and enrich their collective imaginary.

Find info on the conditions to participate here. (closed)
See the analytical programme of the Un-co-nference here.


It seems that moving electrons around the world has a smaller ecological footprint than moving coal, iron, plastic and other materials. Towards that direction, during those last years makerspaces pop-up in cities around the world. In such spaces digital manufacturing is taking place.

Makers share their designs on-line creating a rich library accessible to anyone. What is shared worldwide, can be reproduced and be adapted to local needs and local resources, shared again on-line, be adapted to other local needs and other local resources and so on.

On the same time the traditional notions of intellectual property, copyright and  “black-boxed” data are constantly questioned. From wiki platforms to zines and creative commons licenses, we are witnessing an emergence of new forms of art in music, theater, literature, the fine and applied arts accordingly.

During a 3-day set of talks and workshops we  shall explore the recently much discussed notion and practice of the Commons. Both digital and non-digital. Un-Co-nference will take place in Mekkeion Boarding School and in the pavillions created for the main event “Patterns”.


Attend, question, dispute. You are invited to share your thoughts and experiences around commoning.

Explore cultural heritage and the urban commons. Stroll the city while practising urban foraging or indoors behind a laptop connected to a 3D printer.

Open Call
BoWB invites Balkan-based Commons explorers to become part of the Un-Co-nference. Through a lecture, a workshop or some other type of creations that fit in.