Letter to a Silk Road by Marjolijn Boterenbrood

7 September 2022, 19:00 / Casco HQ For the launch of the artist book Letter to a Silk Road there will be an outdoor installation/exhibition for one summery evening, as well as a presentation and discussion in our office. We will walk around the installation made of components of the book, and listen to the stories by its maker Marjolijn Boterenbrood regarding […]

Publishing Class II

26 September 2011–25 June 2012 / Casco HQ Publishing Class is a two year programme designed for the Dutch Art Institute MFA ArtEZ by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, delving into the act of publishing in critical art practice, both as a way to make things public – forming the publicness – […]

A Well Respected Woman or Room of Echoes book launch

13 May 2011 / AmsterdamBook launch for A Well Respected Man or Book of Echoes taking place in the framework of the program Books@Temporary Stedelijk 2 at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam)Reservation is required. This event marks the launch of the publication A Well Respected Man or Book of Echoes. The book, edited […]

seeing studies workshops and book release

19–22 January 2011 / Casco HQLanguage: English and Farsi (translations provided) Location: Casco (Nieuwekade 213-215) and the nearby Casco GDR apartment (Bemuurde Weerd oz 18 b, Utrecht) In order to attend, please make a reservation with Cindy. seeing studies Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Ashkan Sepahvand for the institute for incongruous translation  Casco invites you to four days […]

The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON

28 October–16 December 2010 / Utrecht CHECK IN: 28 & 29 October 19:00-21:00; 30 October 15:00–17:00 READ-IN: 30 October 18:00–21:00 HOME CINEMA: 31 October 14:00–18:00 FORUM: 21 November 14:00–18:00 ACTION: 15 & 16 December 10:00–18:00  Reservations are required for all events as space is limited, please contact Cindy van Rooijen. For ACTION, advanced inquiry on the terms of participation […]

Future Park II – Reproduction Direct from Nature

17 October–21 November 2010 / Casco HQOpening: Saturday 16 October 17:00–19:00 Future Park is a two-part project involving a series of events that explore the instrumentality of urban parks in relation to social policy and the shifting economic, political and cultural structure to imagine a post-capitalist city. Reproduction Direct from Nature, a project by Amsterdam […]

Publishing Class I

1 October–6 July 2011 / Casco HQ Publishing Class is a two year programme ­designed for the Dutch Art Institute / MFA ArtEZ by Casco ­Office for Art, Design and ­Theory, delving into the act of publishing through and within artistic practice in close examination of shifting artistic practice and its forms. Towards recognizing the […]

Come Alive! Case Reopened: Group Material

27 May 2010, 19:00–20:30 / UtrechtThis event takes place at Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht. Casco, along with Four Corners Books, invites you to take part in the second event in the series Come Alive!. We’re launching the book Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material, the first monograph on the New York based artists’ […]

User’s Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution in progress

3 October 2009–3 October 2011 / Casco HQ User’s Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is Casco’s long term “living research” project developed in partnership with Utrecht Manifest: Biennial for Social Design. The project explores the potential of the domestic sphere as a locus for creating “the commons,” a self-organized form of sharing both material […]

Publishing As Performance

21 June 2009, 14:00–18:00 / UtrechtBook launch of The Publications Project 2009 by the Dutch Art Institute Boat tours every 30 min. Limited seats. Reservation recommended (jakob@cascoprojects.org). For more information, please check our website or contact Delphine Bedel and Gabriëlle Schleijpen.  Succeeding the last year edition at Casco, we are happy to host the book launch event […]

A Possible Guide to Meeting Utrecht: (Self-Organized) Gathering Spots

25 February 2009 / Utrecht Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory is pleased to invite you to a presentation of a new map of the city of Utrecht and a tour, drawn from a critical interpretation of the urban culture by a group of students from HKU (Natascha Boel, Kim Eggens, Nelleke van […]

Our Economies

14 February–22 April 2009 / Casco HQ Public mapping workshops: Every Wednesday and Thursday from 18 February to 9 March 2009  12:30–13:30, 17:00–18:00  The workshops are free of charge and open to the public. You are very welcome to join the workshops or contribute a map at any time during the exhibition. For more information, please […]

An abstract plane for gatherings

6 February 2009, 19:00 / Casco HQ Processes of participation consist of a series of meetings or gatherings. How can the history of gatherings be written, and what are the specific modes of contemporary meeting practice? How do such meetings influence the present-day state of governance, and what kinds of gatherings can produce a setting […]

The Publications Project 2008

13 July 2008 / Casco HQ Book launch & public discussion 13 July 16:00–22:00 at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory  The Publications Project 2008 is a collaboration between the Dutch Art Institute in Enschede and the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, mediated by Emily Pethick (former director of Casco). Instead of the brief exposure […]

You can’t judge a book by its cover

6 October 2007, 14:00–18:00 / Casco HQSymposium and launch of Another Publication Another Publication is a book project around the manifold perspectives on otherness. Twelve writers were invited to write a preface to a possible book on the “other.” Together, these trace different identifications and applications of the term, such as collaboration, love, aesthetics, institutional […]

The Free Jazz Dancers from Nowhere

29 October 2005, 19:00 / Casco HQ Starship is not only an art magazine published since 1998 in Berlin and edited by artists Martin Ebner, Hans Christian Dany, and Ariane Muller. Starship understands itself as a dynamic process of definition and redefinition of what it means to publish in the field called art. To date […]

Publishing Class II – book kiosk & launch

26 September 2011–7 July 2012 / Arnhem The Publishing Class kiosk and book launch take place in the context of the Finissage (from 11:00 to 20:00) of the DAI academic year with a one-day exhibition with works by DAI students curated by Grant Watson as well as a group performance led by artist Ian White. […]

Commerce by Artists

15–16 February 2012, 19:00 / Casco HQDe Rooie Rat, Oudegracht 65, Utrecht (5 min away from Casco)  Casco organizes the book launch of Commerce by Artists published by Art Metropole, with editor and artist Luis Jacob. The book investigates the ways artists have been enacting commercial transactions through their work over the last few decades. […]

Publishing Class talk with Gwen Allen & picnic book launch

18 October 2013–19 October 2013 / UtrechtCasco office (Nieuwekade 213) and Casco Storefront (Voorstraat 88) Together with the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) MFA/Artez, we gladly invite you to join us for a talk with art historian Gwen Allen as well as a fall picnic book launch with Hanan Benammar, Aziza Harmel, Maja Hodošcek, Isabel Marcos, […]

Publishing in Process. Ownership in Question

30 November 2013, 14:00–17:00 / Casco HQFree entrance. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to Sanne Oorthuizen. Workshop and Undoing Property book launch with Marysia Lewandowska and Laurel Ptak  After Stockholm, London, and Berlin, Undoing Property?, a book and project by London-based artist Marysia Lewandowska and New York-based curator Laurel Ptak lands in Utrecht. The […]

Publishing Class V: INLAND

1 October 2014–1 July 2015 / Casco HQ Publishing Class V: INLAND invites Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and Werkplaats Typografie (WT) participants to engage with a para-institution [1] for the duration of one year with Spanish artist Fernando García-Dory as core tutor. Publishing Class V: INLAND aims to understand the formulation of post-capitalist ways of […]

The Commons Manifesto – lecture and book launch with Michel Bauwens

23 May 2019, 19:00–21:30 / UtrechtLanguage: EnglishLocation: University of Humanistic Studies (room 1.40), Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, Utrecht Peer to Peer makes public fifteen years of vision and research of the P2P Foundation. Across any field you work in, be it art or not, we are certain that the possibilities of P2P for the commons must […]

Unlearning Exercises book launch & DARK ENERGY

17 May 2019, 17:00 / ViennaXhibit, Academy of Fine Art Vienna, Eschenbachgasse 11, ViennaLanguage: English Unlearning Exercises, launches at Xhibit, the exhibition space of the Academy of Fine Art Vienna with two of the book co-editors Annette Krauss and Yolande van der Heide. Also on view is an installation of Site for Unlearning (Art Organization) […]

365 Days of Work Bilderkritik & Book launch

9 December 2017, 14:00–19:00 / Casco HQThe event is free but has limited capacity. If you would like to join, please contact us with a brief motivation. With the opening of Army of Love and The Library of Unread Books behind us – warm thanks to all those who came – we’ve organized a two-part event […]

Words From The Land (INLAND x Erfgoed)

22 July 2017, 10:00–18:00 / Leidsche Rijn On Saturday 22 July 2017 at Erfgoed we celebrate the launch of Words from the Land, a storytelling project that delves into the agrarian histories of Hof ter Weyde. “Currently the farmhouse sits empty, arrested in time between the past and present. You may wonder why this old-fashioned […]

(Un)usual Business Festival: Gat in de Markt

11 September 2016, 12:00–17:00 / Casco HQ Festival of alternative economies at Casco (Un)usual Business (UB) warmly invites you to their festival Gat in de Markt [“gap in the market”]. Gat in de Markt is a festival for and by commoners – people who have taken control over their daily lives and found ways to […]

INLAND Nederland Gathering

4 June 2016, 10:00–21:00 / Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem “on un/common ground” With contributions by Yvonne Billimore, artist at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire; Raphael Daibert, LGBT activist, Free Home University, Lecce and program coordinator of Lanchonete.org, Sao Paulo; Guus Geurts, a member of VoedselAnders and Platform Aarde Boer Consument, Nijmegen; Helen Kranstauber, curator of Agri Meets […]

Books of Change—GDR Handbook to We Are Here Cooking

14 February 2015, 19:00 / Casco HQ If you are interested in cooking and collectivity in relation to publishing, please join us! The event is free but reservations are highly recommended for the party. On the day of the event, the Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook will be available at a special price. The Grand Domestic […]

De Reizende Glijbaan publication

Image description: the Terwijde farmhouse and the slide (Glijbaan) on a sunny day.

De Reizende Glijbaan, a children’s book about a travelling slide in Leidsche Rijn! In 2018 a second-hand yellow slide landed in Leidsche Rijn, right over a hedge that separated the once-abandoned Terwijde farmhouse from a newly built shopping mall. It was brought to the place by the artist collective The Outsiders, as well as Casco […]