ENCLOSURES is a playground-style group game for all ages to play in public space. It is a playful elegy for community assets lost to privatisation. Using a crowd-sourced list of enclosures of the commons (from land-grabs to sell-offs of public organisations and resources), players write the names of enclosed assets on the floor with chalk and then attempt to either encircle these names or defend them using whatever means necessary.
ENCLOSURES was devised as an artwork by Elizabeth Hudson.
The project is typeset in Libertinage, developed by Open Source Publishing.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You are free to use this work in any way you want to, as long as you attribute it to the author. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. Please get in touch and let us know how you are using ENCLOSURES.
If you would like to contribute to the crowd-sourced list of enclosures of the commons please fill in the form below.
Both enclosures and the commons can be thought of in their widest senses, so this encompasses all forms of privatisation and/or restriction of public access to land, intellectual rights, public good, public utilities or anything else held in communal or public ownership in any country. These will be used in gameplay and available for all to download.
Feel free to submit as many contributions as you like.