The Uncommons is a research and development project within the Blueprint programme supported by the Without Walls consortium. Our research and development explores the “Commons” defined as “the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, these resources are held in common instead of owned privately.” We seek to apply this to the digital landscape. We ask what does it mean for those of us who already feel marginalised by “normal” society to be constrained to the margins of our public spaces and how can we go about re-owning and creatively reimagining them? Public spaces are increasingly likely to be imbued with, or reactive to, digital content. Can we design our technological or information based commons alongside our physical one? Can we creatively reimagine greener, more meaningfully sustainable urban ecosystems within our local communities?

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