Food Sovereignty in Zapatista territories: an exchange of stories and practices

23 October 2021, 14:30–17:30Access info regarding our building are to be found hereRead the house rules and COVID-policy belowRSVP via Part of Gathering for Life by Gira Holanda. We would like to ask if you can donate to support the movement if you have the means. Please visit The Zapatistas are coming to […]

School in Common: Cinema Olanda Film with Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Rolando Vázquez / CRIDE (Critical Decoloniality) organized with Centraal Museum

Image description: a view from below of a person standing on an outdoor spiral staircase encased by four cement pillars.

Saturday, 30 November, 14:00–16:30Centraal Museum (Agnietenstraat 1, Utrecht)Free but RSVP is necessary What are the (in)visible modes of speech involved in coalition building when navigating in and out normative powers of cultural and academic institutions?  There are so many different types of language used in art and activist communities. The language adopted for funding applications […]

School in Common with Jing Y. Ng, Song Yi, and Zoénie Liwen Deng

Image description: two adults and a child are busy in a room. One adult interacts with the child and the other is leaning over a table and painting.

with Jing Y. Ng, Song Yi, and Zoénie Liwen Deng Sunday, 1 September 2019, 15:00 – 17:30In conjunction with the symposium ChinaCreative at University of Amsterdam, 29 – 31 August 2019 How does art for and of commoning operate in a country like China where economic and social inequality and class segregation deepen, while freedom […]

2019–2020 DAI COOP study group: All about my mother

Image description: a walnut cake baked by Sepake Angiama as part of her residency at the Grand Domestic Revolutions apartment (18b) by Casco Art Institute, Winter/Spring 2010. Photo: BC.

1 December 2019–21 August 2020All about my mother from Month to Month & Chronicles What shall we cook together? With whom shall we share it and how? The word “cook” from the Latin cocus which comes from coquo [to cook, to think, to be unquiet, to worry (about), to mix], which most probably derives from […]

2018-2019 DAI COOP study group: Unmapping Eurasia

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1. Nam June Paik: You have often been talking about the Eurasian continent, the unfamiliar geographic concept? Joseph Beuys: Cuz there was no Gobi desert in the old days . . . There was thick forest instead. Perhaps it’s about 100,000 years ago when the division of Asia and Europe was made at the Gobi desert? Paik: Why […]

Rizvana Bradley & Affective Communities

Monday, 27 May 2019, 18:00 – 21:00  English, free A crucial part of lived sociality, interpersonal relations—at the levels of affective, social-economic, and material support and care—inform our work and well being, our personal and professional lives, revealing these to be constitutive rather than mutually exclusive horizons of experience. The fourth Study Meeting at Casco […]

Collective Pot? online course

Saturday, 18 September, 14:00 – 17:00 (CET)Online coursePlease register here 14:00 – 14:30 Welcome and Introduction to the project and the online course14:30 – 16:00 Four close workshops of the four tools16:00 – 17:00 Plenary session and Q&A Over the last decades, economic inequality and insecurity have only increased. There’s the financial capitalist economy as the […]

Pascal Gielen and Nico Dockx & “Commonism: A New Aesthetics of the Real”

Thursday, 30 November 2018, 19:00 – 21:00Free “Commonism,” as a “possible new, practice-based ideology of the commons?” What does art do for the commons? Are there particular art forms and aesthetics of the commons? “What artistic strategies and what aesthetics do commoners adopt”? Does the term commonism, as a “possible new, practice-based ideology of the […]

Money & Meaning with Our New Economy and Femke Herregraven

Image description: graphic that says “Volatility storms investment portfolio pays interest on investment to investor (steps in for protection) if numbers increases endangered species and its habitat; looses investment to government (backs off from protection) if numbers decline.

08 February 2019, 17:00–21:00Casco HQ If you would like to join the meeting, you can sign up via Erik Uitenbogaard. The evening is free to attend, but please bring a contribution to the potluck dinner. On Friday, 8 February, 17:00 – 21:00, we invite you to the first Study Meeting of the new year, organized […]

The future of Terwijde farmhouse

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 18:00–22:00English, RSVP required Inaugural Study Meeting on the future of Terwijde farmhouse; urban, rural and land commons; and ecological (un)learning! Centering around the question: A large farmhouse on the remaining plot of a once-vast farmland has been neglected for over a decade until recently. Located in the middle of a new urban-residential […]

Annual Assembly: We Owe Each Other Everything (2020)

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11–12 December 2020 / Casco HQ 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 […]

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 […]

Travelling Farm Museum Digital Depot

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An open source and collectively designed website functions as a digital depot of the Travelling Farm Museum. Because of corona restrictions hampering visits to the physical depot space, this online space came to life, where Leidsche Rijn neighbors are continuously invited to reflect on questions such as: Which skills and stories are rooted in this […]

Travelling Farm Museum Depot

Image Description: Three people are sitting on chairs outside the depot in the Terwijde Winkelcentrum, they are surrounded by plants and pots that come from the plant farm Stekkers, and that can be bought directly from the depot.

In the beginning of 2020 an opportunity arose to inhabit another location in the neighborhood. While the farmhouse was already sold to a commercial developer and we observed the first signs of its transformation, an empty store space in the shopping center of Terwijde winkelcentrum surrounding the farmhouse was offered to the Travelling Farm Museum […]

Artist-tenant meetings

As part of the Common Grounds temporary studio offer, we asked the artist tenants to look closely at the findings and outcomes of Common Grounds so far, and to imagine together with us the future-use of this place in light of commoning through collective online meetings. This meant thinking of the future of what a […]

Song / Value, Channel 2: Backstage at Casco

07 October–11 November 2020 / Casco HQReservations are required, please contact Making the Casco’s office into the stage for the live concert, the first-floor exhibition space is transformed into Casco’s “backstage” – the location of the team’s daily work and archival reorganization. Every Wednesday during this project at our headquarters, we invite you to […]