Annual Assembly: We Owe Each Other Everything (2020)

Image description: a screenshot of the Assembly videoconference with a large number of people behind their screens.

When there is never enough time and survival is uncertain, how do collective art practices continue their ways of being together and shape art institutions working for the commons? (1) Our values must shift from individualism to community and collectivism, from hierarchy to sharing power and wealth, and from products and profits to people and […]

Annual Assembly: Our House is on Fire (2019)

What practical measures will art and art institutions take to care for our planetary commons with the power of imagination? The urgent assertion that “our house is on fire” (1) inspired children and youth from all over the world to go on strike and advocate for “climate justice.” Yet this assertion meets some complication. Many […]

Annual Assembly: Elephants in the Room (2018)

The inaugural 2018 edition of the Assembly, entitled Elephants in the Room, focuses on processes of unlearning and on art organizations as sites for unlearning. The assembly will focus on the question: “Within the context of the commons, how does art institutional change relate to unlearning, particularly with regards to redistribution of power?”  The Assembly will draw from the […]