School in Common: Cinema Olanda Film with Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Rolando Vázquez / CRIDE (Critical Decoloniality) organized with Centraal Museum

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Saturday, 30 November, 14:00 – 16:30Centraal Museum (Agnietenstraat 1, Utrecht)Free but RSVP is necessary What are the (in)visible modes of speech involved in coalition building when navigating in and out normative powers of cultural and academic institutions?  There are so many different types of language used in art and activist communities. The language adopted for funding […]

School in Common with Jing Y. Ng, Song Yi, and Zoénie Liwen Deng

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with Jing Y. Ng, Song Yi, and Zoénie Liwen Deng Sunday, 1 September 2019, 15:00 – 17:30In conjunction with the symposium ChinaCreative at University of Amsterdam, 29 – 31 August 2019 How does art for and of commoning operate in a country like China where economic and social inequality and class segregation deepen, while freedom […]

2019-2020 DAI COOP study group: All about my mother

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What shall we cook together? With whom shall we share it and how? The word “cook” from the Latin cocus which comes from coquo [to cook, to think, to be unquiet, to worry (about), to mix], which most probably derives from the Greek verb cycao/cacao [stir up, mix of dissimilar things, confusion, disorder]. The 2019-2020 […]

2018-2019 DAI COOP study group: Unmapping Eurasia

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1. Nam June Paik: You have often been talking about the Eurasian continent, the unfamiliar geographic concept? Joseph Beuys: Cuz there was no Gobi desert in the old days . . . There was thick forest instead. Perhaps it’s about 100,000 years ago when the division of Asia and Europe was made at the Gobi desert? Paik: Why […]

Rizvana Bradley & Affective Communities

Monday, 27 May 2019, 18:00 – 21:00  English, free A crucial part of lived sociality, interpersonal relations—at the levels of affective, social-economic, and material support and care—inform our work and well being, our personal and professional lives, revealing these to be constitutive rather than mutually exclusive horizons of experience. The fourth Study Meeting at Casco […]

Collective Pot? online course

Saturday, 18 September, 14:00 – 17:00 (CET)Online coursePlease register here 14:00 – 14:30 Welcome and Introduction to the project and the online course14:30 – 16:00 Four close workshops of the four tools16:00 – 17:00 Plenary session and Q&A Over the last decades, economic inequality and insecurity have only increased. There’s the financial capitalist economy as the […]

Pascal Gielen and Nico Dockx & “Commonism: A New Aesthetics of the Real”

Thursday, 30 November 2018, 19:00 – 21:00Free “Commonism,” as a “possible new, practice-based ideology of the commons?” What does art do for the commons? Are there particular art forms and aesthetics of the commons? “What artistic strategies and what aesthetics do commoners adopt”? Does the term commonism, as a “possible new, practice-based ideology of the […]

Money & Meaning with Our New Economy and Femke Herregraven

Image description: graphic that says “Volatility storms investment portfolio pays interest on investment to investor (steps in for protection) if numbers increases endangered species and its habitat; looses investment to government (backs off from protection) if numbers decline.

Friday, 8 February, 17:00 – 21:00Free but RSVP is necessary, please bring a contribution to the potluck dinnerEnglish and Dutch Our thinking is significantly influenced by an orientation towards money. The original function of money as a means of exchange has been replaced by money as a target in and of itself. There are many […]

The future of Terwijde farmhouse

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 18:00–22:00English, RSVP required Inaugural Study Meeting on the future of Terwijde farmhouse; urban, rural and land commons; and ecological (un)learning! Centering around the question: A large farmhouse on the remaining plot of a once-vast farmland has been neglected for over a decade until recently. Located in the middle of a new urban-residential […]

Annual Assembly: We Owe Each Other Everything (2020)

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When there is never enough time and survival is uncertain, how do collective art practices continue their ways of being together and shape art institutions working for the commons? (1) Our values must shift from individualism to community and collectivism, from hierarchy to sharing power and wealth, and from products and profits to people and […]