* Justin Sacks

Doctoral researcher

postcapitalist economics, commons governance, distributed manufacturing

Research interests

I use design research to articulate post-capitalist futures. My research focus is the development of a theory and practice of “commonized design”: an approach to addressing collective action problems based on the commons and commoning literature that is accessible to diverse communities. My research draws on design research to address both how communities imagine a world built on commons/commoning as well as engage in social practices that actualise this alternative economic imaginary. Research profiles on Lancaster University and Google Scholar.


  • B.A. magna cum laude, Architecture, Yale University
  • M.Sc. merit, Economic History, London School of Economics


  • International Association for the Study of the Commons