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Reminder: Army of Love & The Library of Unread Books opening, 25 Nov 2017

Exhibition-projects Army of Love and The Library of Unread Books, Saturday, 25 November 2017,
12:00 – 15:00.

If it’s not already in your diary, pull out your pencils — this Saturday we’re celebrating. Join us over lunch as we commence the exhibition period for Army of Love and The Library of Unread Books with a performance by Heman Chong called Words, They, Wrote at 12:30. This will be followed by a conversation facilitated by Prof. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes with the initiators of the Army of Love project-exhibition Dora García and Ingo Niermann, and Heman Chong and Renée Staal of The Library of Unread Books. Lunch will be served from 13:30 onwards. Read the full opening program here and find the event on Facebook here.

New titles at NY Art Book Fair!

We're pleased to be returning to the New York Art Book Fair this year with some brand new titles, hot off the press! Come by our booth (C09) for a copy and to say hi!  

365 Days of Invisible Work
Werker Collective
With contributions by: The Domestic Worker Photography Network
Binna Choi, Yolande van der Heide (Eds.)

Drawn In Drawn Out, Studying the Commons
With contributions by: Steyn Bergs, Joana Chicau, Binna Choi, Halbe Kuipers, Nicolas Muñoz Saldaña, and Whitney Stark
Steyn Bergs, Binna Choi (Eds.)

White Paper: On Land, Law and the Imaginary
With contributions by: E.C. Feiss, Adelita Husni-Bey, Ana Méndez de Andes, Mohammad Rabie, Emilio Santiago
Antonia Alampi, Binna Choi, Jens Maier-Rothe, Pablo Martinez (Eds.)

Check out more titles on offer at the fair or if you are unable to attend place an order via our online bookshop!

Irregular opening hours in September 2017

Irregular (office) opening hours & visits in September 2017

In the process of making our transition from Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory into Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, we are temporarily working behind closed doors. This “behind-the-scenes” work includes preparations for two upcoming projects. The Army of Love Training Camp workshop series with writer Ingo Niermann, artist Dora Garcia, and many others will take place 11-14 October 2017. The subsequent exhibition by and with Army of Love soldiers opens on 25 November 2017. On the same date, we will also see the opening of The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Renée Staal.

In the meantime, a few publications are also on their way: Drawn In Drawn Out: Studying the Commons, conceived and written by the study group formed on the occasion of the exhibition and study program We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (WTM); 365 Days of Invisible Work, developed with Werker Collective; and Site for Unlearning (Art Organization), with artist and long-time Casco collaborator Annette Krauss. Official launch events for these long-awaited books are in the works, too!

Importantly, we are also working on a new organizational structure and recruiting new members to join our team.

During this period - limited to the month of September - we have decided to operate Casco a bit more nomadically. This means that our headquarters at the beautiful Abraham Dolehof are not always opened and we do not stick to the regular office hours.

If you would like to drop by the office to meet one of us, or to visit our research library and bookshop, please make sure to contact us in advance by sending an e-mail to, or call +31(0)30 231 99 95.

And please save the dates for the occasions mentioned above: further announcements will follow soon!

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"Words from the Land," Erfgoed at Hof ter Weyde, 22 July 2017

“Words from the Land” at the farmhouse Hof ter Weyde, as part of Erfgoed, 22 July 2017