WTM is closed, but the blog is open!

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WTM is closed, but the blog is open!,


On Sunday 13 March we wished a warm goodbye to our exhibition and study program We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (WTM). We would like to extend our kindest thanks to everyone, individuals and communities alike, who contributed directly and indirectly to the different components of WTM, especially:

For the exhibition: David Bennewith with Bram van den Berg, Ruth Buchanan, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Rosie Eveleigh, Adelita Husni-Bey, Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik (Jesko Fezer and Andreas Müller with Peter Behrbohm), Annette Krauss, Aimée Zito Lema, Mattin, The Otolith Group, Rigo 23 with Zapatista artists, Tadasu Takamine, Terra Critica, Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni, and (Un)usual Business; for the forum series: Nick Aikens, Michel Bauwens, Annie Fletcher, Katherine Gibson, Aetzel Griffioen, Maria Lind, Martijn van der Linden, Sven Lütticken, Philippe Van Parijs, Andrea Phillips, Jorinde Seijdel, Stavros Stavrides, Nora Sternfeld, Marina Vishmidt, Manuela Zechner, and Arseny Zhilyaev; for the study program: WTM Study Group members Joana Chicau, Halbe Kuipers, Isabel Marcos, Nicolas Muñoz Saldaña, Mari Pitkanen, Whitney Stark, and Lindsay Weber as well as the many communities and individuals that took part including Ask Annabel 2.0, Mitchel Breed, Doorbraak, Roel Griffioen and Abel Heijkamp, Indonesian Migrant Workers Union NL, Lauren Parker, Perdu, Platform BK, Terra Critica, We Are Here and Here to Support, (Un)usual Business, and Merel Zwarts, and of course the numerous student groups from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, the Dutch Art Institute, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Piet Zwart Institute, Valand Academy, and Willem de Kooning Academie. The exhibition was also made possible with financial support from City Council of Utrecht, Mondriaan Fund, DOEN Foundation, European Union Culture Programme, and the K.F. Hein Fund. And to many more of you who actively engaged with the project:


Although the exhibition and study program are over, WTM-inspired “study” continues on our newly active blog: www.wearethetimemachines.org. Bonus: It includes the audio recordings of all four forums!

In the coming months, we are at work on a number of publications including Practice International, Werker Magazine 3, Site for Unlearning: Art Organization, INLAND Volume: Publishing Class V, Commonist Aesthetics, and artists’ books by Adelita Husni-Bey and Alex Martinis Roe. In June we’ll be back in the public eye co-organizing the INLAND Nederland Seminar with the Dutch Art Institute in Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem and Lekker Schuld Zonder Betalen [Have a Nice Debt]—a collaboration between Casco and Yogyakarta-based artist/cultural activist Wok The Rock—on the debt economy of art in the form of an eclectic music and performance project!

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