The Common Man Study Program «Ruralidades, Feminismos e Comúns» (PEMAN) was born from the need to create a space for thought and analysis on how the community management model that the more than 2,900 Communities of Neighborhood Forests in Mano Común de Galicia carried out can be transferred to other areas.
This initiative has been promoted by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) through the HISTAGRA research group and the seven research groups that are part of the ReVOLTA network, coordinated by the contemporary creation collective Montenoso and the participation of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo (MARCO), and the Communities of mountains of Vincios (Gondomar) and O Carballo. And it had the support of the Franco-Spanish Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation.
The PEMAN was a space for the exchange and production of knowledge, becoming a peer-to-peer network promoted by different artistic groups, collectives and research entities, which came together to collaborate in the construction of new narratives and readings around the three epistemic axes: commons, ruralities and feminisms. The Study Program itself replicated / translated the management and governance mechanisms of the neighborhood forests in a common hand, allowing the participants in the same to self-manage the Program itself, guaranteeing good governance of the same, as well as the community members. They do it with a neighborhood mountain, The Program promoted a research and action community and different sessions were developed in it throughout 2016/2017.
The concept of self-management was a fundamental piece of the approach. The Communities of Neighborhood Forests in Common Hand are a manifestation of the capacity of citizens to manage an asset, an example of sustainable governance with an important social return, which can and should be transferred to other areas. With this program, what was analyzed was the keys to that communal management to replicate it to other spaces or projects and thus transform reality. It is therefore about generating agency.
In that edition the objects of study were: feminins, ruralities and commons.
Devices: walks, performitivization of exhibitions, workshops, performative conversations, theater of the oppressed, facilitation …
Temporality: 2016- 2017
With support: Fundación Daniel and Nina Carasso
Driven by: Montenoso, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, concello de Allariz, MARCO de Vigo, Comunidade Montes de O Carabllo (Friol), Comunidade de montes de Vincios (Gondomar), Alg-a Lab, Casa Colorida, Medialab Prado
With collaboration of: Ergosfera, citizenship of O Carballo, Santiago, Vincios, Allariz, Valadares, Bea Comendador, Louceiros de Bamio, Centro de Interpretación Ambiental de Compostela, Gustavo Hervella, Me llamo Sebastian & Sef, Ramón Grosfoguel, Centro social Caramoniña, Lourenzo Fernández Prieto, Matadoiro, Ultraalimento Ana Cabana, Histagra, Teatro Principal de Santiago de Compostela, Centro de maiores de Allariz, Centro de Promoción Económica de Allaríz, Colectivo Aldeas de Bogo, Bernardo Gutiérrez, Isabel Rodríguez Lola Dorrío, María Sánchez Martín Tereixa Otero, Alberto Covelo, Xosé Lois Vilar, Fundación Entre Tantos, Santiago Campos, Nuria Alonso, Silvia García, Emilio Carral, Patricia Larrondo, MediaLab Prado, Carlos Almela, MARCO de Vigo, Comba Campoy, Natalia Veiga, Mafé Moscoso, Anxela Caramés, Mariola Mourelo, Albergue de Sabucedo, Colectivo Agrocuir da Ulloa, Jesús García, Antia Cortiças Leira, Maria Esther Martínez Eiras
Photo by: Bartlebooth
Publicación: A través das marxes. Entrelanzo, comúns, ruralidades e feminismos. you can download HERE