ReadingRoom – Series Eight continues

4 October 2023, 17:30–19.30 / Casco HQ RSVP before 27 September via (max 20 people)Optional vegan dinner (contribution 10 euro per person) After a relaxing summer, ReadingRoom is set for another session of Series Eight. As promised, ReadingRoom will take its engagement with the work of the Club of Rome and the Earth4All initiative into the fall and […]

Commemorating Social Leaders

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 15:00–17:00 / Casco HQLanguage: SpanishRSVP via Part of the Public Program of If we remain silent. Organized by Ana Bravo Pérez and Joram Kraaijeveld in collaboration with Here We Draw The Line and La Pava Fundación. The day starts with a collective, ritual reading on some fragments of the testimonial […]

Mutual Support Platform 

9 & 10 September 2023, 12:00–18:00 / Casco HQ With Yuliia Elyas, Cara Farnan, Charli Herrington, Kexin Hong, Minsun Kim, Sinwah Lai, Lo Yuen Ming, Francisco Baquerizo Racines, Kristel Rigaud, Heekyung Ryu, Ying Yi Wu, Lin Chun Yao, and Jinxiao Zhou. Organized by Katayoon Barzegar with Lo Yuen Ming in the context of Uitfeest. ‎ […]

L’école d’été #1

Wooden dome installation by The Outsiders as part of their exhibition at 19, Crac.

3 June 2023, 11:00–13:00 / 19, Crac, Montbéliard (France)   In the framework of the exhibition La Ville En Jeux by The Outsiders. The Outsiders (the collective behind Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills) are currently exhibiting at 19, Crac as well as taking part in their commons-focused summer school. Here, they bring together various works testifying […]

Bodily Remembering

19 June 2023 / various locationsThe mingas have space for up to 12 participants. More information about dates and locations will be shared after sign-up. If you are interested in participating, please write a short motivation before 10 May to Call for Participation – Bodily Remembering: collective dance performance to honor Earth defenders Bodily […]

Embroidering For Our Sisters

Sunday 26 March, 14:00–18:00 / RotterdamLocation: WORM, Boomgaardstraat 71RSVP via Artistic solidarity meeting by Ana Bravo Pérez Embroidering For Our Sisters is a minga by artist and filmmaker Ana Bravo Pérez in collaboration with fashion designer Johana Molina, curator Joram Kraaijeveld and women from the Colombian diaspora in the Netherlands. Artists, designers, friends and […]

Resourcing for heritage preservation in Palestine with Hiba Omari (RIWAQ)

Image description: two children playing nearby a cultural heritage site in Palestine. Credit: RIWAQ.

19 January 2023 / Casco HQ 18:30 (walk-in), start 19:00 Language: English Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons warmly invites you to an evening with Hiba Omari, member of RIWAQ- Centre for Architectural Conservation in Ramallah, Palestine. Hiba Omari will present RIWAQ’s work on preserving Palestinian collective memory through projects that document and restore architectural heritage […]

Disobedient Art School

17 & 18 December 2022, 10:00–19:00 / Casco HQRSVP here. There is a capacity of 40 people.€32 (regular) / €45 (supporter) / €22 (supported). Prices include lunch/coffee/tea/snacks The Disobedient Art School is excited to invite you to a gathering full of workshops where we will explore and share embodied, spiritual, artistic, and activist practices that […]

Hku Mafa / temporary take_over

Image description: a collage of students and their works during the take_over and SYP events.

28 November–21 December 2022 / Casco HQOpen for public on 8, 15 and 20 December, 17:00–20:00Visit our access note when visiting our building The coming weeks HKU Master Fine Arts will inhabit our exhibition floors to experiment with how this temporary re-location from the HKU Loods to our space impacts, challenges and contributes to the students’ research processes, their […]

Travelling Farm Museum & Play the City: Food Game 2022

3 December 2022, 13:00 / Boer Goes (Groenedijk 8, De Meern)RSVP via tfmdepot@gmail.comLanguage: Dutch (English translation available) Our food system is complex. It is composed of different chains that often span large portions of the world. But what role do local parties such as the farmer around the corner and yourself play in this system? […]

Care Full: Leaving Traces & Dwelling in Uncertainty

Image description: the nomadic installation in the courtyard at Casco with a cat, a woven cloth, various fabrics and the artists cooking and preparing vegetables; as well as a close-up of a wooden piece leaning against the planatus with text written in Farsi. Credit: Chun Yao Lin, photos, 2021.

10 September–30 October 2022 / Abraham Dolehof, Casco HQLeaving Traces is open daily between 10:00 and 18:00Dwelling in Uncertainty takes place at Fridays and Sundays and requires RSVPPart of Kunstroute Care Full by Art Utrecht, visit their website for more information Our shared courtyard Abraham Dolehof will be one of the locations during the open […]

Rogue Game – Appendix to COHAB

11 September–2 October 2011 / Utrecht Game: 11 September, 12:00 Feedback time: 11 September, 17:00 Presentation: 11 September–2 October 2011  Rogue Game takes place at Sportcentrum Olympos, Uppsalalaan 3, Utrecht (De Uithof university campus) and then moves to Casco for refreshments and feedback time. Transport between the two locations will be provided. To participate, attend the game or […]

We Correspondents

15 January–5 June 2009 / Utrecht and Arnhem We Correspondents is designed to explore the possibilities of “correspondence” as a concept and a method for artistic agency through a series of group exercises, meetings and discussions. One session is built into another to form reflective strata for critically investigating existing and alternative modes of “correspondence.” […]

Travelling Farm Museum Grand Tour

Image description: people walking in a summery allotment garden. Credit: Merel Zwarts, photo, 2021.

2 July 2022, 12:00/14:00–17:00 / Casco HQ & Leidsche RijnRSVP via tfmdepot@gmail.comFor other forms of access, send an email to the TFM team On Utrecht’s open garden’s day, Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills takes you on a tour of the tours, namely a grand tour towards a selection of farm initiatives in Leidsche Rijn […]

Travelling Farm Museum Tours 2022

4 June–20 August 2022, starting 14:00 on Saturdays / Hof van Bern 33, Leidsche Rijn, UtrechtRSVP via (mention your name and the tour)For other forms of access towards the sites, send an email to the TFM team This summer, for the third year in a row, the Travelling Farm Museum will be touring Leidsche […]

COHAB: an assembly of spare parts

22 May–10 July 2011 / Casco HQ In recent years, the so-called genre of “public art” has undergone a dematerialisation process. As the public sphere has been understood increasingly in terms of a heterogeneous and agonistic discursive state, the emphasis has shifted to public art’s communicative and relational functions. In this course of development, public […]

Group Affinity open call

10–30 May 2011 / München We call for your participation in Group Affinity! Group Affinity – A summer school and exhibition dedicated to self-organized practice and the notion of affinity in cultural production.  The summer school includes faculties led by: Chicago Boys, Grand Openings, Cinenova, Andreas Müller & Susanne Pietsch, and Slavs and Tatars Organised by Kunstverein München […]

GDR GOES ON ACTION Turn-Key Home/Two in One

15–16 December 2010, 10:00–18:00 / Utrecht and Puttershoek Please note the change of the date due to the circumstances of the senior participants. For further information on participating in this ACTION, please contact Yolande van der Heide. Artist Katerina Šedá often collaborates with specific groups of people to create rules for games or instructions in order […]

Commoning Accessibility

Image description: A leaf-life shape filled with fluorescent green textile texture. A mountainous shape with a collage resembling mossy textures with a white haze painting over it. Above this shape floats a small pearl bubble. In the background there is an image of a brown hand touching someone's back who is wearing a green jacket, and has a pink plastic flower in their hair. On the other side there is an inverted black and white image of two hands gestures the sign *now" in Black American Sign Language.

05 May 2022 / OnlineLanguage: English and Dutch We are excited to share Commoning Accessibility – information and tips on grassroots, mixed-ability accessibility organizing, assembled and written by Staci Bu Shea (with many, many others), design and images by Lotte Lara Schröder. Find the full document (design and plain text) as well as audio-recordings on […]

Operational Play

16 May 2009, 14:00–17:00 / Casco HQSaturday 16 May 2009, 14:00–17:00 At Casco (departure point) and other locations On Saturday 16 May 2009 Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory presents a collaborative outdoor performance Operational Play initiated by artist Hwa-Yeon Nam. A group of participants who responded to an open call perform a minimal […]

Generale Staten Workshop & Game/Performance

20–23 November 2008 / Casco HQWorkshop: Thursday 20–Saturday 22 November 2008 at Casco Game/Performance: Sunday 23 November 2008, 15:00–17:00 at Babel (Oudenoord 275, Utrecht Generale Staten (General States) is a project by Dutch artist Mieke Van de Voort, developed in collaboration with Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The project […]

re-projecting (Utrecht) Event 9: samba and bbq

26 April 2008 / Utrecht At the sport park on Rio de Janeirodreef, a typical Rio de Janeiro atmosphere will be created with samba music and BBQ. Samba No one is sure where the term samba originated. Some say it comes from the word semba‚ a Congo/Angola expression used to describe a traditional African dance […]

re-projecting (Utrecht) Event 6: The Germ

22 April 2008 / Utrecht A live radio broadcast of Steve Rushton’s radio play, The Germ, which imagines the meeting of the ghosts of Louis Pasteur and Henriette Roland Holst, whom two streets on this site are named after.   Act One: Transmission – prayer and radio Act Two: Transmission – disease Act Three: Radio Utopia – flying  […]

re-projecting (Utrecht) Event 5: Would you like to participate…

21 April 2008 / Utrecht Would you like to participate in an artistic experience? A painted steel object from Ricardo Basbaum’s project NBP is hosted at a community garden by Marian Tang, who will document how it is used over the duration of the project. The project functions around an enameled steel object, which is […]

re-projecting (Utrecht) Event 3: Overvecht Zombiewalk

19 April 2008 / Overvecht Zombies spread from the Buurthuis Transit to the area of the Overvecht shopping center. This project is part of a residency that the artists are doing as part of In Overvecht. The zombie is kind of unglamorous, as far as characters from cinema go. Bereft of consciousness, personality and ambition, […]

re-projecting (Utrecht) Event 2: Generale Staten

18 April 2008 / Utrecht A game that imagines the spread of a virulent pandemic in an isolated town.  Dear inhabitants of Orania,   As you may have heard a virulent pandemic has rapidly spread throughout Europe. The yet unidentified virus is highly contagious and potentially deadly. In spite of precautions, outbreaks on the Netherlands’ main […]

re-projecting (Utrecht) Event 1: Word Play

17 April 2008, 20:00 / UtrechtWord play with slam poets Casper Fioole, Bart Bleijerveld, Gijs ter Haar … seven, eight, nine, ten… I will bring you back again!   Language on Banka Square. Words playing hide-and-seek. A poem on the swing. It’s whispering in the corner. For no one can sit still in the square. It’s […]

Intimacy without Proximity

24 April 2020 Dear all,  The “social > physical distancing” measures continue (to varying degrees), as does the uncertain, fragile, and unknown nature of our time. Like others, this has certainly affected the Casco program. Our building by the tranquil courtyard Abraham Dolehof is host to the first chapter of the exhibition Common Grounds: Story […]

Show and Tell

17–18 November 2007 / Casco HQ Show and tell was specially developed as an adaptable workspace for Hidden Curriculum, a project by Annette Krauss. Hidden Curriculum consists of a series of workshops with two groups of 16-18 year old students, looking at the unrecognized and unintended knowledge, values and beliefs that are part of the […]

Super-Utrecht: Maureen Mooren and Daniel van der Velden

27 November 2002–15 January 2003 / Leidsche RijnLocation: Vlinderbuurt, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht  Maureen Mooren & Daniël van der Velden (designer-collective based in Amsterdam) have developed a project examining the potentialities of focused communication in a particular neighborhood. “Family Anders” (Different), which is a fictional family, moves to the recently inhabited district Vlinderbuurt of the new […]


4 June 2005, 1:30–3 pm / Amersfoort Where: Vathorst (Amersfoort) Start: Laakboulevard Free admission Route: Take the train to Amersfoort-Schothorst, 12.43 pm bus 5 direction Zielhorst, bus stop: Bergenboulevard. Take the A1, exit 13 (Amserfoort-Noord), park your car for free at the C1000-Bergenboulevard. On Saturday 4 June 2005, the Vinex-suburb Vathorst (large-scale new housing development) will host VATHORST GRAND PARADE, […]

Design Attitudes #2: Who’s Afraid Of Vinex?

19 February–20 March 2005 / Casco HQ At Casco, designer Neeltje ten Westenend presents her study Who’s Afraid of Vinex?. She spent two months living in Vinex Vathorst [1] near Amersfoort in order to gain insight into the identity of this new housing project and its inhabitants. Ten Westenend was primarily fascinated by the extent […]

Home Design Service

26 June 2001–08 July 2001 / Leidsche Rijn The Leidsche Rijn housing project is currently under construction in Utrecht. 30,000 houses are being built in what is the largest vinex-locatie (new housing development) in the Netherlands. The first buyers have already moved into their new homes, but Leidsche Rijn will take at least another ten […]

Salwa Gathering: Resilient Grounds, Nurturing Soils

Image description: many hands, filling plates, with a variety of greens, and pickled vegetables. Credit: Shailoh Phillips, photo, 2022

13 & 14 May 2022 / Casco HQAdmission is free. Please visit our access note. “The garden has taught me to live, to appreciate the times when things are fallow and when they’re not.” – Jamaica Kincaid  The second SALWA Gathering, titled Resilient grounds, nurturing soils, will take place at Casco! We are happy to […]

A Sense of Home

Image description: pans, plates, foods and related materials, poetically positioned on a table. Credit: Weaving Realities, photo, year unknown.

19–20 April 2022, Utrecht University Inner City Campus & Casco HQLanguage: English, RSVP via A Sense of Home is a symposium on Food, Migration and Belonging, hosted by Utrecht University Media and Culture Studies in the framework of the European partnership project FOOD2GATHER. Casco Art Institute joins the symposium with the keynote on Casco’s […]

COHAB Launch 

11 October 2013 / Various locations The project consists of a series of four “keynote” artists’ productions; local “action research” projects led by each organization involving artist’s projects that will be developed with the participation of communities who share the concerns of the project.   It also connects with the activities of Cluster, a wider network […]

Casco and Arts Collaboratory working together!

5 December 2013 / Worldwide It is our great pleasure to announce that Casco has joined the team as associate partner at Arts Collaboratory, a platform for transnational exchange and cooperation made up of over 20 arts organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The mission of Arts Collaboratory is to promote […]

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale 2013

29 May–30 June 2013 / Casco HQ Casco, e-flux and Kadist Art Foundation offer the possibility for artists and writers to travel to the 2013 Venice Biennale and to follow the Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale 2013, a project by artist Jonas Staal.  The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale is a free iPhone […]

Christian Nyampeta is Artist at Work

18 February–30 April 2013 / Casco HQ Artist at Work is a hosting structure for artists from abroad. It is organized by Casco in partnership with various residency programmes in the Netherlands. During each residency, the visiting artist shares his or her practice with communities affiliated with Casco’s programme and other partner organizations. The Artist […]

Aimée Zito Lema is Artist at Work

1 July 2013–1 May 2014 / Casco HQ From Spring 2013 to Summer 2014, Aimée Zito Lema is Casco’s second Artist at Work. Zito Lema lives and works in Amsterdam. Involving a local artist emphasized the Artist at Work program’s continued efforts to share an intensive working period together both within and beyond our national […]

The Arts Collaboratory Covid-19 Solidarity Fund

16 April 2020 Since 2014, Casco Art Institute is an active member of Arts Collaboratory, a translocal network/ecosystem of 25 art organizations across the world. In response to the Covid-19 crisis the network decided to make an emergency fund drawn from the collective resource pot it has been co-managing. Each organization will distribute 5000 euros […]

Giving space to save lives

Dear all communities of Casco Art Institute, First and foremost, we hope you are holding up during this time. The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite paralysis, isolation and distance, makes us realize how interconnected we are and have been, how interconnected we want to be and need to be. This pandemic is something […]

(Not) Lost in Translation

14 September–9 November 2019 Casco, Coffee and Communication (CCC) is back in Utrecht! Stop by this roaming coffee mobile on a street of Utrecht for a cup of coffee and conversations on art, multilingualism, matters of (mis)understanding and alternative languages in everyday life with artists Merel Zwarts and the community of De Voorkamer in Lombok. […]

Climate strike & Space to contemplate

Detail of the installation *"The Waters that Move Within Me"* by Ama Josephine Budge, 2019. Photo: Martha Stroo

27 September 2019 Today is the second global climate strike, worldwide people are taking to the streets and some of us in the team will be in the Hague to join them (check out Klimaatstaking for more information on the march)! However, we are aware that strikes, big crowds and travelling to the Hague is […]

FAQs on the Commons & Art

9 June 2018Online Are you curious which “FAQs on the Commons & Art” formed the starting point for our roundtable and working sessions? Here are some of the FAQs gathered from our open call for the launch of Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons on 9 June 2018.  1 What do you mean by […]

Terwijde Farmhouse: open every weekend!

1 April–14 July 2018 / Leidsche Rijn Terwijde farmhouseLouis Armstrongboulevard 50, Utrecht(opposite Utrecht Terwijde Station, and in the middle of Terwijde shopping mall) Thursday – Saturday, 12:00–21:00Sunday, 12:00–18:00 The revitalization of the farmhouse is central to Erfgoed (Agricultural Heritage and Land Use). Erfgoed is the first project by Center for Ecological (Un)learning (CEU), a long-term […]

Army of Love Open Call

11–14 October 2017 / Utrecht Army of Love Army of Love, initiated by writer Ingo Niermann and further heralded by artist Dora García, is a project cum supergroup of diverse practitioners that aim for an intimate completion of justice. It’s because even in a society where there is access to basic needs, commodities, and structures, […]

Optic to Haptic Cinema (OH Cinema)

27 May–16 July 2017 / Casco HQ In the transition to Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, we imagine the social experience of “commoning” and the forms of practice it might take within an art institution. While embracing the commons as an active, living process, we ask what Casco can offer to inspire self-organization. […]

Army of Love Training Camp

11–14 October 2017 / Utrecht The four-day training camp includes workshops and discussions shaped by the workshop leaders, open-call participants, current Army of Love members, and some of the Casco team. Each workshop day includes morning exercises, 2 x two-hour workshop sessions, lunch, and an afternoon meditation/wind-down period. Our goal is twofold: we will investigate […]

A Score for Sharing Negativity

14 November 2015, 15:00 / Casco HQ Building the exhibition architecture for We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (15 November 2015–13 March 2016) has just begun. As the opening gets closer, the study and conversations around where, what, and how to common with art and its institutions gain in intensity. Today […]

Adopt a Rietveld Crate Chair

9 March 2016, 17:00–19:00 / Utrecht Since our move to Utrecht’s Museum Quarter in spring 2014, Casco has been interested in developing a long-term relationship with our neighbors and neighboring colleagues. As such we would like to invite you to a special gathering next Wednesday to “share” crate chairs – created by Gerrit Rietveld as […]

Song / Value, Channel 3: Letter by post with Dear,

21 October 2020–21 February 2021 Together with Dear, an artist-led initiative by Martha Jager and Sophie de Serière, Casco functions as a messenger between writer and reader and distributes a lyrical letter by post each month. Using the traditional reach of the written letter, Dear, seeks to connect readers with poets, writers, and artists, establishing […]