· Purpose: allowing disruptive ideas to bloom
· Core activity: experimental art and cultural residences
· Governance model: grassroots
· Patterns of Commoning:
Konvent is a late XIX century nun’s convent and textile colony that has been converted into a multidisciplinary arts centre.
It is self-managed and open to any creative project without pre-established requisites nor limitations. Its unique location in the Pyrenees gives residents a space to explore disruptive and unfinished ideas...
Konvent is a place linked to art, but in a very broad way. Rouse, one of the coordinators, believes they give an opportunity to think about everything in another way, often together with a community.
Residents work around various topics: art, architecture, gardening, food
One of the residents were Ricard and Enric, who organized a co-creation weekend around the different dimension of food: culture and tradition, foodwaste, or changes because of globalization.
Both are acedemic researchers and experienced that universities are too "sterile" to experiment with disruptive ideas, such as they could in Konvent.
Maurizo as a design teacher argues that creative processes are much richer when they build for the common good. Communities can build together solutions to complex problems that affect them.
Hence the importance of creative places were people can interact outside the logic of institutions or markets.