Community Economies, a practice exchange: 7-8-9 June 2019, Vallagarina Italy

Bianca Elzenbaumer

During a three-day gathering in the Italian Alps in 2019, we wanted to explore how practices of community economies are being activated by people coming from an art and design background in a variety of local contexts. This practice exchange was an occasion to bring together practitioners and theorists to work together on concrete case studies of artist and designers activating community economies in diverse places across Europe. Another objective was to support several local projects in developing or strengthening their community economies approach. A core question of the gathering was how community economies practitioners deal with issues of scale, as often these practitioners find their work’s validity challenged along lines of argumentation that claim that only what is scalable and effectively scales has potential for transformation.

Through this Snapshot Journal I give an insight into the topics we discussed, the methods we used to support our collective thinking and the thinking that has been produced.

Suggested citation

Elzenbaumer, Bianca. 2020. Community Economies, a Practice Exchange: 7-8-9 June 2019, Vallagarina Italy. Vol. Snapshot Journal 1. Alpine Community Economies Laboratory. Berlin: Agents of Alternatives e.V.