Public luxury

“Public luxury is not simply a utopia or a narrative, but a concrete counter-proposal that aims to create economic security for all and to open up new horizons for political action: the possibilities of collectively and democratically shaping the economy and society.”

communia – Public Luxury: a Promising Future

Unconditional access to the goods that make our lives possible and beautiful – for everyone: that is public luxury! From public transportation that makes cars superfluous to a public space in which no one is excluded or has to fear the police. From reliable services and good work in education and health to good and affordable housing and renewable energy for all. All of this is possible!

The book Öffentlicher Luxus by communia and BUNDjugend was published by Karl Dietz Verlag on 01.11.2023. It is available from the publisher and in bookshops. The book is also available as an open access PDF for everyone to download free of charge.

With contributions by Nancy Fraser, communia, George Monbiot, BUNDjugend, Barbara Fried & Alex Wischnewski, Simin Jawabreh, Gesine Langlotz & Anne Klingenmeier, Astrid Schöggl and Eva von Redecker.

Öffentlicher Luxus für Bremen

Öffentlicher Luxus für Bremen

"Öffentlicher Luxus ist nicht einfach nur eine Utopie oder ein Narrativ, sondern ein konkreter Gegenentwurf, der ökonomische Sicherheit für alle schaffen will und neue Horizonte politischen Handelns eröffnet: die Möglichkeiten der kollektiven, demokratischen...

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Öffentlicher Luxus in den Medien

Es ist Zeit, darüber zu sprechen, wie Zukunft wieder zur Verheißung werden kann. Und das haben wir in den vergangenen Wochen zum Erscheinen unseres Buchs Öffentlicher Luxus in unterschiedlichen Formaten getan. Hier präsentieren wir euch einige Highlights! Übrigens:...


Book launch: November 01, 2023.

Accompanying events and workshops: November 01, 2023 to spring 2024


This project is co-financed by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, which we would like to thank.