self-organized school for studying,

learning and being in common 

based in Stockholm (SWE) and Utrecht (NL)


We are a nomadic, self-organised school initiated in Stockholm in 2017 by friends and collaborators Alen Ksoll and Rosa Paardenkooper. Combining ideas from critical pedagogy with the core values of commoning, we set out to create an environment for discussing, learning and being in common, fostering collaboration, mutual recognition and support. We think of commoning as social relations that reflect solidarity, friendship and care-taking. It motivates us in shaping concrete alternatives - albeit small - to capitalist and patriarchal hegemony, in continuous dialogue with feminist, queer and de-colonial thought. These notions are explored through art, gatherings, workshops, walks, talks, collective cooking and publications. School in Common intends to make all material accessible to a wider audience. The activities are always free and open to everyone.


We are currently active in Stockholm, Sweden and Utrecht, the Netherlands, but always looking for new hosts. Please get in touch if you have questions, ideas, suggested readings, comments or want to collaborate!

For general inquiries:


Rosa, Utrecht, Netherlands:


Alen, Stockholm, Sweden:


in the past we collaborated with: 

Art + Feminism

Botkyrka Konsthall

c.off – site for interdisciplinary choreographies

Index - the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

Maria Guggenbichler

Stockholm University

Tjeckiska Centret Stockholm

Wikimedia Foundation


School in Common is registered as a non profit association (no. 8025186654). Our activities are funded through grants, scholarships, membership fees and donations. Currently we run a program with the generous support of Stockholm Stad and Kulturrådet.

We are always looking for new members. As a member you pay a yearly fee of 199 SEK (negotiable) which goes to supporting our activities. Members can initiate their own activities within the School in Common framework and take part in decision making. To apply for membership, please write to us on love@schoolincommon.nu

If you would like to make a donation to School in Common, please use the following bank details:

Account holder: School in Common Föreningen

Bank: Swedbank

IBAN: SE7480000832796942202091