Carnival of the Commons: Common Ground wrap-up

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Lars Lundqvist
Common Ground Visby Oct 3 2009, Oct 3, 2009

443 images made up the slideshow from the fantastic inaugural community-curated event, Common Ground; users voted for their favorites images from each of the (then) 27 Commons’ institutions.

Indicommons’ blog editor Stephanie Fysh exclaims,

The George Eastman House event was small but well-fed (Rochester has the best sandwich place *EVER*) and intimate in a good way. Loved meeting *so many* of the people who make GEH work!

Media Coverage

Photographs from various Common Ground events:

Live from Common Ground in Sweden – a write-up of the event by Johan Carlström of the Swedish National Heritage Board.
Saint Karin church ruin, Visby
We had terrible weather so we relocated to the courtyard cafe but the meetup was great. – Paula Bray, Powerhouse Museum.

Getting ready for Common Ground
But that didn’t stop people from having a good time with their cupcakes!
Great night, good to meet up with fellow minded photographers. – Sutto 007

Common Ground: thank you Flickr community – a blog post by Paula Bray of the Powerhouse Museum. Commons babycakes, by paulhagon
Commons babycakes
Flickr’s Dan Bogan showed up for their event – Nom Nom Nom! Listening, by wafer
The Brooklyn Museum and the New York Public Library held a joint meet-up for the New York City event!
Joe, NYPL, Common Ground 2009
The Common Ground event at The Brooklyn Museum was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed it!!! :-) And, it was great to meet Shelley! – nina kuriloff

Shelley, Brooklyn Museum, Common Ground 2009
Oregon State University Archives has a few sets of photos up about the event, including many pink and blue ball sightings! Dot head Doug next to the dots...
Dot head Doug next to the dots…

A huge shout-out to Ryan Donahue of George Eastman House for developing the voting application and creating the Powerpoint slideshow presentation for the event! Congratulations to all the institutions who hosted the first global community-curated Commons event and to all the supporters.

You can view the photographs selected for Common Grounds right here on our blog at the Common Ground 2009 page. You can also view the show directly on Flickr in full screen here.

Photos and videos from arkland_swe, Powerhouse Museum, sutto 007, Paul Hagon, waferbaby, Brooklyn Museum and the Oregon State University Archives.

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2 Responses to “Carnival of the Commons: Common Ground wrap-up”

  1. osu_archives » Blog Archive Says:

    [...] The Gazette-Times wrote a great article, “Projecting a Northwest Image,” and indicommons has a complete global debrief from ALL the Common Ground events Friday and Saturday nights. [...]

  2. Australian War Memorial Blog » Common Ground celebrates the Commons on Flickr Says:

    [...] missed the event, you can still see the images in this slide show on Flickr Commons and read the Common Ground wrap-up on the indicommons [...]

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