Storefront in September

6 July–30 September 2013 / Casco HQ

In the midst of the lively hustle and bustle of the Utrecht Voorstraat, Casco Storefront offers a variety of usual and unusual things, including but not limited to a highly skilled translation service, a special piece of furniture designed by an international artist, but also books, tips and unusual experiences. 

Since April 2013, the Storefront has seen various projects and products on offer, from a translation service and photographs of all the shop windows in Voorstraat, to a play bench, space for thought and rest, self brewed beer, home made soap and locally made bread by artist Christian Nyampeta. 

Every month, we announce what we have for sale in the shop, so please keep an eye on this website and your email inbox. Sometimes you find “free” stuff to be exchanged for something other than money. For everything else, prices are negotiable. Any profit from the shop is put toward other (Un)usual Business and Casco activities. We value good relations with our customers and offer potential consignments for products, services or skills you bring to the shop. See below examples of the assortments.

Available in September: 

* Play bench by artist Christian Nyampeta  
* Translation service from English to Dutch and vice versa  
* Photographs of all the shop windows on Voorstraat (concept: Casco, photos by Jasmijn van Es)   * * Photographs of certain “freeshops” in Utrecht (concept: Casco after Superflex, photos by Jasmijn van Es)  
* Rietveld crate chairs (concept: ‘Zitten is een Werkwoord – Rietveld for (Un)usual Business’ by artist Aimee Zito Lema)  

Available in December:

From December 2013 to March 2014, the Storefront offers a new “wealth” of things and actions. With The Wealth of the Voorstraat, a research project by an interdisciplinary group of students from the Utrecht art academy HKU, commissioned by Casco and (Un)usual Business, we explore the many “community economies” that exist within the Voorstraat. 

Products and “things” with their own “community economies” transactions attached. By HKU students, in the framework of The Wealth of the Voorstraat

* Silk screen print by Isabelle Tzaraf, in exchange for a gift certificate 
* Post cards by Rosa Immers, with the “order” to seasonally make someone happy with a card 
* Personal illustration or necklace by Penelope Groenen, in exchange for website programming support 
* Vintage interior design by Marielle van der Paauw, in exchange for website programming support/money 
* Formal study of a rocking bed and two booklets on color and movement by Merel Schotten, in exchange for photographs of movement and color 
* Wallet by Dorien Bolhuis, in exchange for another wallet 
* Interior products made from rest materials by Ricky Langeveld, in exchange for groceries 
* Sweater for men (size M) by Eva Pool 

Still on offer: 

* Play bench by artist Christian Nyampeta 
* Homemade beer and soap (from the project How to Live Together by Christian Nyampeta, in collaboration with van de Streek bier and Werfzeep) 
* Translation service from English to Dutch and vice versa 
* Casco books 
* Casco library corner to read and stay 
* Coffee and tea 
* Meeting and study space 

Although each product comes with a specific type of transaction, negotiations and propositions are welcomed!  

Casco HQ


Casco storefront is run in the framework of (Un)usual Business, a long term collaboration with Kritische Studenten Utrecht that explores so-called “community economies.”

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