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Collecting Commons pre-launch dinner party

Thursday 18 October, 5–8pm
Free, suitable for ages 18+
Venu: Milton Keynes Arts Centre

In exchange for locally sourced beer and pizza (on us!), we'd like your help up-cycling shopping trolleys.

We'd also like to take the opportunity to tell you more about the project, and ask if you would like to take part in our knowledge-map of Milton Keynes - adding your favourite places, spaces or special stories to a visual layout of our growing city.

Book your free ticket here

What is Collecting Commons?

Collecting Commons is the development of a project designed by Milo, exploring how a physical object can be used as a tool to develop social bonds within a community. 

This October, Milo will bring to Milton Keynes a process of collecting material through door-to-door conversations and pop-up events. Asking residents to donate scrap material, used to create a free and accessible community resource – similar to the Clapton Commons community table. Built with the community, for the community, and is now host to dinner parties, social events and parish meetings.  

Full disclosure: the outcome of this project relies entirely on the materials collected and will be shaped by a need in the community helping to build it. Keep scrolling to see how you can help shape this project.

Collecting Commons is part of Milton Keynes Arts Centre year-round programme of free workshops, talks, family events and exhibition. Supported by public funding from Arts Council England.