News from the world of commons

Zeal Summer School Open Day

Open call for student-participants! Next Tuesday 15 November there will be an open day for the Zeal Summer School about the pathways towards future diverse

Salwa: Homemade Seeds

Following after their second gathering held at Casco, the third and final iteration of the 2022 SALWA Gatherings is nearly upon us. Happening at Framer

Singapore Biennale 2022: Natasha

This week Singapore Biennale 2022 kicks off under the name Natasha. Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons is honored to share that our director Binna

DAI Friends & Alumni Grant

The DAI Friends & Alumni Grant recognises that many privileges and opportunities can be traced to the structural wealth generated during the colonial reign of

Boca A Boca

Boca A Boca (en: “word of mouth”) is an online editorial project by foodculture days. Following a seasonal rhythm, Boca A Boca grows organically as a living archive and

lumbung statement

As core members of Arts Collaboratory (one of the many participating lumbing artists) we stand in solidarity and hereby reverberate the statement released by the lumbung

Letter to a Silk Road

We wish to highlight last week’s book launch ‘Letter to a Silk Road ‘by Marjolijn Boterenbrood. Mapping is inherent to a world governance. Marjolijn abstracted

Rondje Singel

This weekend marks the Uitfeest – the annual opening of the cultural season in our city of residence Utrecht. For the occasion, we will be present alongside

AFIELD: Let’s Share!

Our partner AFIELD Study will host their third network study program and public workshop titled Let’s Share! this Saturday from 14:00–19:00 in Kassel, Germany. The day gathers a group of

Organising Social Impact

We would like to celebrate the beginning of Organising Social Impact, a new master program at Utrecht University set up by our friends and collaborators

You fed me when I was hungry

During the annual COOP Summit by Dutch Art Institute, we concluded and celebrated the DAI Co-Op 2021–2022 study group You fed me when I was hungry: Food

Landmarks

Theater makers Espen Hjort and Mees Borgman have been working together since 2021 under the name Landmarks. Based on ecological issues, they create performances in

Ik neem vrij op 1 juli!

On 1 July, Keti Koti or Dia di Abolishon, we commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1863 in Suriname and the former Antilles and we celebrate

Later Later Academy Awards at Casco

Later Later Academy Awards (happening this Sunday 16:00–18:00 at Casco) is an annual award by No More Later to evaluate the Dutch art academies based on their followers feedback about

Descartes Centre Summer Colloquium

Where are the crossovers between artistic and scientific knowledges? How can humanities scholarship  help to mediate the gap between them? What is scientific knowledge anyway?

De Nieuwe Meent Crowdfunding Event

13 May 2022 / AmsterdamLocation: Jungle Amsterdam, Tweede van Swindenstraat 26, 7:30 pm Nieuwe Meent are celebrating their crowdfunding success with a festive event. Come

Onze stad, ons canvas – 18 & 19 May

Stadslab RAUM in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger, Stipo, European Placemaking Network and Casco will organize the first edition of Onze stad, ons canvas on

Temporary website bug

Some browsers experience bugs on the frontpage and this will be repaired soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

First SALWA Gathering at Goethe-Institut

11–13 March 2022 Location: Goethe-Institut Niederlande, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam  The first SALWA Gathering that will take place at the Goethe Institut centers themes such as

History of slavery in Utrecht, gathering

On 23 February the gathering ‘Slavernijverleden Utrecht: onderzoek, doorwerking en toekomst’ will take place – elaborating on the stories and history of slavery and effects

Closing our exhibitions

After a short but joyful exhibition period with shows by Family Connection, Ola Hassanain, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) and Mariëlle Videler, we

Casco x DEN archive trajectory

In this article you can read about the experiences of six participants in the archive trajectory of autumn 2021: Toneelgroep Oostpool (Arnhem), ICK Amsterdam (Amsterdam)

Winter recess

Please note that this weekend is the last occasion to visit Mariëlle Videler’s 365 PLANTS at the Travelling Farm Museum depot (Hof van Bern 33, Leidsche Rijn).

Open call: communications intern

We are looking for a communication intern, focusing on the technical and developing side of the website and its digital archive. Please find the vacancy here and

Quinsy Gario for Mister Motley

An impressive interview with Quinsy Gario just launched on Mister Motley. The interview was conducted by Jeanine van Berkel, who was also one of the

WeArePublic Curatortour

WeArePublic is organizing a curator tour for their members to visit our exhibitions on 15 December – hosted by our Staci Bu Shea and Leana

Binna Choi at CIMAM 2021

Rewatch Binna Choi’s lecture at CIMAM 2021 – covering the role of museums, artists and society alike in the climate crisis, and how we should re-envision the idea

Mariëlle Videler in NRC

365 PLANTS has been finely covered in newspaper NRC recently. You can visit the exhibition in Leidsche Rijn until 19 December.

10 Years of KOZP

As Sinterklaas weekend is approaching, we would like to highlight 10 years of Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP). Co-initiated by Quinsy Gario – member of

Remembering Silke Helfrich

We have been informed that Silke Helfrich has passed away. Helfrich was a long time commons-think and co-author with David Bollier on the book Free,

Ansuya Blom at Club Solo

Ansuya Blom, a dear earlier collaborator and presented artist at Casco during Het is of de stenen spreken (silence is a commons) will do a

CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference

Binna Choi, our director of Casco Art Institute will be speaking at the CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference taking place in Poland early November. It’s titled

Launching AndersUtrecht Podcast Series

The AndersUtrecht network, which Casco is a part of, has launched a new podcast series that brings together scholars and grassroots organizations. AndersUtrecht is a

I have a scream by Babi Badalov

Babi Badalov, a dear artist with whom we have started working closely since our 2019 exhibition program Het is of de stenen spreken (silence is a

Sites of Memory in Utrecht

Sites of Memory presents Future for the Past: a journey through time to show “hidden” stories from the colonial past. Artists from South Africa and

documenta fifteen

Casco congratulates and wishes the very best for the documenta fifteen artistic team, its lumbung members and participating artists many of whom we have been

Email addresses, update

We would like to put to your attention that from now on we are only reachable through our [name]@casco.art email addresses. In the past our

Ateliers Kersenboomgaard

Some of the members of the Travelling Farm Museum are the artists at Ateliers Kersenboomgaard which will have the Open Day and Atelierroute on Saturday

COOP Summit 2021

Five COOP study groups are at the heart of the Dutch Art Institute (DAI)’s curriculum: Casco has been a long-term partner of DAI for “curating”

Post-Precarity Autumn Camp

From September 27th until October 1st, the Institute of Network Cultures, Hotel Maria Kapel (Hoorn), and Platform BK organize an autumn camp for young art

Summer break

Casco Art Institute will close her office and slow down daily operations from 1 to 21 August 2021.  During our summer break, our office remains

HKU MA Fine Art Graduation Project

Casco is one of the locations alongside AG, Moira and The Creative Playground / LDD that will host the graduation exhibitions of HKU MA Fine

Soft launch: new website

We are very happy to announce this new digital platform to communicate our activities and projects with you. This website has been developed by Utrecht

Summer URLs

Casco’s doors are closed for our summer break until 16 August. During this period we will rejuvenate while ruminating over Casco’s future: the coming years

March with us on International Women’s Day

In many places, International Women’s Day has taken on characteristics similar to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, with women traditionally receiving a rose from their

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