Tools in Common see publication as the act of public-making. With that in mind, it’s fair to call us a publishing house focused on social craft and how creativity and politics intersect within our day-to-day lives. Tools in Common conceives, supports, and consults on projects that foster spaces for inquiry across experience aimed at imagining more equitable cities and social relations.

Whether conceptualizing and implementing aesthetic interventions into the social landscape or advising on issues of urban associations and institutional structures, Tools in Common centers the knowledge of people in proximity as the building blocks for more democratic neighborhoods.