Convivial Ground

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Convivial Ground
Stories from collaborative spatial practices

the new book by Constructlab, published soon in spring 2023




“Together, we are improvising. Decisions become shared ones. We will have built this city together.”

Piece by piece Convivial Ground invites the reader to discover the work of the transdisciplinary European design-build network Constructlab. Taking Ivan Illich’s understanding of conviviality as a departure point, the essays, conversations, stories, and images in the book reflect on the specificities of collaborative practices as situated experiments, and on their possible roles in the creation of convivial societies. Exploring contemporary conditions of togetherness, learning, and working, the book is not a “how-to” guide, but an invitation to write new convivial narratives cooperatively.