The activity took place in a period when the city was going to host mega events as the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Conflicts relating to housing evictions flourished in many areas. The so called "jornadas de Junho" protests emerged relating to the rise of pointed to the mobility as a common and the right to the city. This scenario opened an excellent opportunity for a political discussion on the urban commons.
The methodology and aims of the activity was the same one used in previous Mapping the Commons workshops in Athens and Istanbul. The workshop participants included undergraduate students, who worked in groups to produce a bunch of texts and videos on urban commons including topics such as Cinelandia square, mobility issues, grassroots assemblies and child imaginary.
This activity is supported with:
- Mapping the Commons of Rio de Janeiro videos.
- Course contents Networks, Games, Maps, School of Communication, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2013.