Casco Art Institute is in solidarity with the movement for Black lives worldwide, and continues to commit to embed equality and justice across all contexts: micro and macro, institutional and everyday.
Real change must happen on many levels, because oppression is institutionalized, ideological, interpersonal, and internalized. We at Casco Art Institute are committed to anti-racist work and recognize that this work is firmly embedded in the bigger task of challenging and undoing systems of white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy. This is work that we have taken on within our institution, and it is intrinsic to our path of “working for the commons.” Our ongoing commitment plays out across the realm of aesthetics and presentation as well as the often-unconscious or unnoticed practice of staffing, organizational structure, governance, culture and broad relationality (ie. ecosystem). Within this web of relations we seek diversity beyond representation, optics, and performativity.
Last but not least, as we march further into Pride month, we affirm the lives of queer, trans, and gender-diverse Black folks, Black women, and Black disabled folks; we want a future where your lives are not only about survival but joy, love, and celebration.
We will continue to commit to anti-racist work and share pertinent updates with you along the way.
Share your support for NL-based organizations and individuals who are committed to this intersectional, anti-racist work, including:
Black Queer Trans Resistance, consider joining their protest against anti-Black Queer and Trans violence on Saturday, 25 July in Amsterdam
Kick Out Zwarte Piet
The Black Archives