Spatial Practices in Art and ArChitecture for Empathetic EXchange (SPACEX) is a transdisciplinary research action that utilizes secondments between academic institutions and third cultural organizations—including Casco Art Institute—in order to scope and map European spatial practices. At the start of July we welcome Seoidín O’Sullivan and Emma Mahony, both active at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland.
Seoidín is a contemporary artist with a socially engaged practice. Her participatory and collaborative art projects focus on the mobilization towards protecting or developing ecological and multispecies commons.
Emma is a researcher focusing on the cross-sections between art, society, and activism. Her research examines practices and principles of commoning engendered by marginalised groups and how those can proactively shape institutional programmes, structures, and archives.