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Recent publishing & special holiday offers

Below you’ll find some of our new publications, with special design and in diverse formats, and released in collaboration with Valiz and Spector Books. We’ve deducted 20 percent for the holiday season; place your order through our online bookshop here!

Also, don’t forget to visit the project-exhibitions Army of Love and The Library of Unread Books, the latter of which will receive book donations throughout its exhibition period in exchange for life-long library membership. Both projects are open until Sunday, 25 February 2018.

365 Days of Invisible Work
A compendium and calendar of political representations of domestic work collected by the Domestic Worker Photographer Network, an online community of amateur photographers made up of migrant workers, gardeners, dishwashers, artists, teachers, and many more!
Editors: Binna Choi, Yolande van der Heide, Werker Collective
Contributors: Domestic Worker Photographer Network, Lisa Jeschke, Marina Vishmidt
Designer: Werker Collective
Publishers: Casco, Spector Books, Werker Collective
ISBN: 9783959051569

Drawn In Drawn Out, Studying the Commons
A small yet dynamic book that diagrams various topics around the commons and (art) institutions and includes a forest of annotations. The booklet was conceived and written by the study group formed on the occasion of  We  Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning, an exhibition and study program that ran at Casco (2015–16) and investigated how an exhibition might work towards building and sustaining the commons.
Editors: Steyn Bergs, Binna Choi
Contributors: Steyn Bergs, Joana Chicau, Binna Choi, Halbe Kuipers, Nicolas Muñoz Saldaña, Whitney Stark
Designer: Paul Gangloff
Publisher: Casco
ISBN: 9789082414127

White Paper: On Land, Law and the Imaginary
The compendium to the White Paper project series developed by artist Adelita Husni-Bey in collaboration with several organizations and groups, addressing the relationship between legislation, property, and agency vis-á-vis the right to housing in Egypt, the Netherlands, and Spain.
Editors: Antonia Alampi, Binna Choi, Jens Maier-Rothe, Pablo Martínez
Contributors: E.C. Feiss, Adelita Husni-Bey, Ana Méndez de Andes, Mohammad Rabie, Emilio Santiago
Designer: Bart de Baets
ISBN: 9789492095275
Publishers: Beirut, Casco, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Valiz

Parasite Lottery
Music and comics on a double 7″ vinyl record with gatefold cover released for the Parasite Lottery project initiated by artist and cultural activist Wok The Rock, and developed with the Casco team as a pilot collective lottery system for art organizations, and their communities, in the Netherlands.
Producers: Casco and Wok The Rock
Music and lyrics: Frau (Leilani Hermiasih) and Wok The Rock
Artwork: Wok The Rock
Liner notes: Steyn Bergs

2017 interviews on Casco's institutional changes

Casco is happy to share with you recent interviews we did about our institutional changes, one by art historian and critic Vivian Sky Rehberg published in Frieze and another in Temporary Art Review by artist, curator, and critic James McAnally.

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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