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

Part of the Public Program of the exhibition If we remain silent Sunday, 17 September 2023, 15:00–17:00 / Casco HQLanguage: SpanishRSVP via Organized by Ana Bravo Pérez and Joram Kraaijeveld in collaboration with Here We Draw The Line, La Pava Fundación and the team at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. The day […]

Read-in for Nina bell F. House Museum

23 August 2023, 18:00 & 23 June 2023, 15:00 / various locations in Utrecht We gather and depart from Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons (Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht) Registration is required, please email and With Read-in (Sven Engels, Annette Krauss, Laura Pardo), Dung Nguyen, and Casco Art Institute, in the framework […]

ReadingRoom – Series Eight

Wednesday 5 April 2023, 17.30–19.30 / Casco HQPlease sign up by 22 March by sending an email to (max 20 persons)Optional: a vegan dinner (contribution 10 euro per person) A new series of ReadingRoom at Casco Art Institute is nearly with us! After a long period of silence, ReadingRoom ready to start up again and hope […]


30 October 2010, 18:00–21:00 / UtrechtStarting location: Apartment next door to Rietveld Schröderhuis  With Annette Krauss, Hilde Tuinstra and other “Read-in”ers  This session marks a continuation of an ongoing activity at GDR called Read-in, an evolving experiment in group reading initiated and guided by artist Annette Krauss and theater maker Hilde Tuinstra. The participants (“Read-in”ers) invite […]

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, […]

Speculation & Fabulation – Critique in the SF mode

13 December 2014–26 May 2015 / Casco HQ The first series of ReadingRoom runs from December 2014 to May 2015, discussing speculation & fabulation – critique in the SF mode. We looked at the theory and diverse forms of science fiction, reinvesting in imagination and speculation as crucial affective-critical tools for our present. Session one: […]

Guattari & Sci-Fi Weekend

13–14 December 2014, 16:00–22:00 / Casco HQ Please register to participate by contacting Ying Que and receive the detailed program and reading materials. It’s free but seats are limited. Casco – Office for Art, Design & Theory invites you to join a weekend with the workshop—or seeance—UIQ in LOVE_A Love of UIQ: Between Translation and […]

It is time…

15 October 2019–21 January 2020 / Casco HQ The sixth series of ReadingRoom runs from October 2019 to January 2020. We had to stop the series due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The series title is It is time… continuing and connecting to our fifth series. The fifth series Reading Rosa, Pink & Other Colors looked […]

Reading Rosa, pink & other colors

31 October 2018–18 June 2019 / Casco HQ The fifth series of ReadingRoom runs from October 2018 to June 2019, engaging CPC: the interlocking systems of capitalism – patriarchy – colonialism. In a lecture that Boaventura de Sousa Santos gave in Utrecht in May 2018 and that resonated with our fourth ReadingRoom series, he emphasized […]

Un/learning: the p/re/distribution of knowledge

14 February–26 June 2018 / Casco HQ The fourth series of ReadingRoom runs from February to June 2018, discussing un/learning: the p/re/distribution of knowledge. This series asks how we host, organize, and maintain knowledge and, more broadly, takes up questions concerning access to, institutionalization of, and the distribution of knowledge in its many forms. For […]

Un/learning: the p/re/distribution of knowledge & The Joycean Society

14 February 2018, 17:00–20:00 / Casco HQ If you would like to sign up for ReadingRoom, please do so by Monday, 5 February, indicating also if you will join for the vegetarian dinner that follows the session. As in the past, we ask a contribution of €10 per person for the dinner. (Please know that […]

WHO CARES? – Politics and Poetics in the Affirmative

28 September 2016–26 April 2017 / Casco HQ The third series of ReadingRoom runs from September 2016 until May 2017, entitled WHO CARES? – Politics and Poetics in the Affirmative. The series explores affirmation as a poetico-political tool to pass from opposition and negation to space-opening refusal – a bending of powers in new ways […]

We Are the Time Machines Study Program

15 November 2015–13 March 2016 / Casco HQ Introduction “They’re building something in there, something down there, a different kind of speculation, a speculation called ‘study,’ a debt speculation, a speculative mutuality. Mutual debt, unpayable debt, unbounded debt, unconsolidated debt, debt to each other in a study group, to others in a nurses’ room, to […]

Going Viral; or What Just Happened?

Image description: various people reading and pondering in Casco's space during ReadingRoom. Credit: Terra Critica, photo, year unknown.

23 November 2021–9 March 2022 / Casco HQLanguage: EnglishRSVP necessary Visit the Terra Critica website Our current, seventh series is called Going Viral; or what just happened? ReadingRoom was interrupted by Covid-19 in March 2020. We are excited to finally return with a new series now, in the fall of 2021. Given the unprecedented circumstances […]