baucircus is a network of hands-on architects and socially oriented craftspeople running a nomadic workshop. We share a common mission of addressing and implementing participatory projects through the connecting power of crafts. When in action, our workshop becomes a circus with on-stage tickets: an invitation for audience to become actors, a thinking- and coproducing part of an open process.

baucircus Manifesto

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In the process of handcrafting, the outcome of one's work is immediately perceived and experienced.
The work performed by the hands trains the body and mind in practical problem-solving skills, an invitation to think and act solution-oriented.

Collective work reinforces community feeling and fosters group dynamics.

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Each person contributes with individual skills, which become incremental in a community. In the plurality of skills, everyone learns from the others

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Through commoning, people appropriate spaces together. They create places by collectively and continuously negotiating their form, functions and modes of governance.

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The baucircus workshop is a place for open negotiation and collective action, not just production.

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Collective production is part of bringing people together and fostering social relationships for communal concerns.

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Conversation and interaction are the foundations of the process of collective designing and building.
Convivial gatherings, games, events and open discussions are means of internal communicaion, which nurture the commoning of spaces into collective places.

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Built results should break the barrier of unspoken questions in collective processes. Each built chapter is a question provoking answers from everyone, whether actively involved or not yet.

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Active participation in the process of spatial appropriation triggers a shift in one's perception of the (built) environment.
Agency over commons is introduced to break static dissatisfaction with the surrounding environment and conditions.

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The will to commoning should arise from the people concerned. baucircus is there to guide and support with planning and building skills in collective processes.

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Mobility of the baucircus workshop is central in order to decentralize access and work with people and communities, wherever they are.
It enables in situ presence over extended periods of time as well as return for more action.

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Commoning is an open process.
It should take place in an open space, so it can be visible and accessible for all.

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1.  Handcrafting and Hands-on Experience

In the process of handcrafting, the outcome of one’s work is immediately perceived and experienced. The work performed by the hands trains the body and mind in practical problem-solving skills, an invitation to think and act solution-oriented.

2. Collective Work and Individual Skills

Collective work reinforces community feeling and fosters group dynamics. Each person contributes with individual skills, which become incremental in a community. In the plurality of skills, every one learns from the others.

3. Spatial Appropriation to Commoning

Through commoning, people appropriate spaces together. They create places by collectively and continuously negotiating their form, functions and modes of governance. The process of negotiation is never complete. It should remain open for newcomers.

4. A Place for Collective Action

The baucircus workshop is a place for open negotiation and collective action, not just production. Handcraft is a means to shape up processes, not just products. Collective production is part of the process of bringing people together and fostering social relationships for communal concerns.

5. Social Interaction

Conversation and interaction are the foundations of the process of collective designing and building. Convivial gatherings, games, events and open discussions are means of internal and external communication, which nurture the commoning of spaces into collective places.

6. Building Unspoken Questions

Built results should break the barrier of unspoken questions in collective processes. Each built chapter is a question provoking answers from everyone, whether actively involved or not yet. The built appropriation should remain open, permeable and even reversible for following chapters, further participants and actions.

7. Changeability of the Static

Active participation in the process of spatial appropriation triggers a shift in one’s perception of the built environment. Agency over commons is introduced to break static dissatisfaction with the surrounding environment and conditions.

8. Supporting an Existing Will

The will to commoning should arise from the people concerned. baucircus is there to guide and support with planning and building skills in collective processes.

9. Mobility, Outreach and Return

Mobility of the baucircus workshop is central in order to decentralize access and be able to work with people and communities, wherever they are. It enables in situ presence over extended periods of time as well as return for more action. The circus tent is set as an announcement of a new building chapter.

10. Visibility and Accessibility

baucircus sets its tent on publicly accessible space as an open invitation for participation, to leave the audience seat and become an actor. Commoning is an open process. It should take place in an open space so it can be visible and accessible for all.

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