De Meent

(Dutch for ‘The Commons’) entailed the purchase of a small building through a crowd investment. In recent years, the tiny house was used by SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space) as an exhibition space. Due to budget cuts within the cultural sector, SKOR had to stop its activities. In response, we intended to purchase this 20m2 house with a large, heterogeneous group of participants, and subsequently run it democratically with all shared-owners. As part of the campaign a series of Open House days were organized. Lectures and workshops were offered about the value of creative commons-licenses, crowd investment and grass roots democracy.