The “enclosure of the commons” is a popular topic in political economics and philosophy of law. Discussions about open source and creative commons are just two examples that come to mind. In this seminar, we will attempt to describe what exactly it is that constitutes these “commons” for an urban context. What are the commons […]

Arts Collaboratory is a platform for transnational exchange and cooperation made up of over 20 arts organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The mission of Arts Collaboratory is to promote collaborative, inventive, and open visual arts practices that are socially engaging and transformative. As a Research assistant in CASCO (Utrecht), I was following the development […]

Concentrating on the idea of `museum as a forum of possibilities´, Museum of `Arte Útil´ as a Useful Institution. A democratic (?) Exhibiton Space focuses on the analyses of Museum of Arte Útil, which was an exhibition held until the 30th of March 2014 in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (Netherlands). Through examining a concrete institutional […]

In New Habits, CASCO (Utrecht) Andrea Fraser assures that “with each attempt to evade the limits of institutional determination, to embrace an outside, to redefine art or reintegrate it into everyday life […] we expand our frame and bring more of the world into it. But we never escape it.” (Fraser 2005, p.283) Thus, “it […]

A Revolution is not a bed of Roses is the title of my recent research study centered on the reflection of the social dimension of participation in art and the political implications of practices that depend on situation and locality to elaborate critique. For that matter, I was mainly using Tania Bruguera’s work “El susurro de Tatlin 6” (2009) as […]