About

Lara Garcia Diaz is a cultural activist and PHD researcher at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA). Since 2016, and thanks to the prestigious Odysseus Grant of the Flemish Scientific Fund (FWO), she is investigating cultural practices whose way of doing experiment with the Commons. Her main interest focuses on analysing practices of Commoning in which Caring and Reproductive activities are placed in its core. She is part of the Culture Commons Quest Office (CCQO), an interdisciplinary team directed by sociologist Pascal Gielen. Lara has published in Academic journals such as Frame: Journal of Literary Studies (2017) or Art and Identity Politics (2018). She has moreover contributed in books such as What’s the Use (Valiz, 2016), It is the microorganisms that will have the last word (La Capella, 2018), Exploring Commonism (Valiz, 2018) or Prekariart (Universidad del País Vasco, 2018). She often collaborates in exhibitions and conferences as lecturer/researcher such as Prekariart (Bilbao, 2018) The reBirth of Marx(ism): Haunting the Future (Dublin, 2018) Wellness Center Future Proof (Antwerp, 2018), This is not a Love Song (Amsterdam, 2018), Commonism. On Cohabitation (Venice, 2018), Maintenance (Gent, 2019), Living Research: the Urgency of the Arts (London, 2019) or Culture for Solidarity (Seville, 2019).