Revolution at Point Zero

31 January–1 February 2013 / Casco HQ and Amsterdam While the Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON at Contemporary Art Centre, Derry~London Derry, we explore one of the underlying concepts of the GDR, “the commons” in the two-day event entitled Revolution at Point Zero. The notion of “the commons” is Casco’s leitmotif for the 2013-2014 programme […]

Cultivate or Revolutionize? Life between Apartment and Farmland

25 October 2014–27 October 2014, 10:00–17:00 / Guangzhou Saturday–Monday, 25–27 October, 10:00–12:30 & 14:00–17:00 Guangdong Times MuseumTimes Rose Garden III, Huang Bian Bei Road, Baiyun AvenueGuangzhou, China See program below. Today’s accelerated urbanization process in Asia has seen vertical living—that is, living in high-rise apartments—become an endemic and defining form of collective life. Distinct from the […]

The Right to the Future City

10 November 2019, 13:00–14:30 / Casco HQ “In urban social movements there is the potential to reshape the city in a different image from that put forward by its developers.” – David Harvey (2008) Utrecht is developing at a dizzying pace and therefore facing urban issues such as rapid gentrification and (economic) segregation, as are […]

Within and Against the Academy: Study, Rehearsal and Improvisation

23 November 2018, 14:00–16:00 / Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Auditorium FedLev building), Amsterdam Studium Generale Rietveld presents a series of events on expanded notions of “study,” “rehearsal” and “improvisation” in relation to the art academy, art making and social life. In this context, Joy Mariama Smith presents Quadrant, a situational performance followed by an after-talk with […]

Acting Sideways

7 May 2016, 14:30–16:30 / Utrecht In Cruel Optimism (2011), Lauren Berlant coined the term “lateral agency:” a way of acting that interrupts the reproduction of everyday life in times of crisis and which “can produce an experience of self-abeyance, of floating sideways” adding up to “usually a sense of well-being that spreads out for […]

Refugees and Migrant Workers Are Here

19 december 2015, 18:00–22:30 / Casco HQ We Are Here Cooperative (WAH), the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU), Doorbraak and Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory present Refugees and Migrant Workers Are Here. On Saturday 19 December, we invite you to this benefit and event where we shed light on two amazing projects […]

Philosophical Perspectives on the Commons

11 September 2015, 19:30–21:30 / Casco HQ Casco is happy to host a special roundtable with philosophers on the commons where we will rethink the political – and cultural – means to posit anew the problem of commons and collective organization in a time of “neoliberal onslaught.” Two major questions will be addressed during this […]

Warm farewell to WTM

7 March, 10:00–13 March 2016, 18:00 The final week of the We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (WTM) exhibition and study program is full of common (when public, noted below) moments for study and other activities in concert with the last energized sixteen weeks. Please have a glimpse – “we are […]