School in Common is an Stockholm-based self-organised school initiated in 2017 by Alen Ksoll and Rosa Paardenkooper. Combining ideas from critical pedagogy with the core values of commoning, they set out to create an environment for discussing, learning and being in common, fostering collaboration, mutual recognition and support. Their curriculum is realised through art, gatherings, workshops, walks, talks, collective cooking and publications.
They think of commoning as social relations that reflect solidarity, friendship and care—taking. It motivates them in shaping concrete alternatives – albeit small – to capitalist and patriarchal hegemony, in continuous dialogue with feminist, queer and decolonial thought.
School in Common is registered as a non-for-profit community in Sweden currently supported by the Swedish Art Council and the City of Stockholm.