I attended this residency in November:
The double-module Carving Out the Spaces for Our Commoned Life: A Training Ground takes different economic principles and workings at its core. In the two weeks we will explore whether we, as artists, designers or cultural practitioners can envision a novel mutually supportive economic ‘space’ for our lives and work. A daunting task, to which aid we will call some of the forerunners that have already started the transition. But equally a formidable challenge that demands we break down some of the assumptions and workings concerning the economy, delve into areas we usually experience as ‘outsiders’ and start re-creating them on our terms. Money, debt, insurance, time, servi
ces – to name a few.
The module consists of a five-day line of activities at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, from 14th to 18th of November, 2016), and a subsequent five-day line of activities at the Stoking House of City in the Making (from 21st to 25th of November, 2016).
The collective trip from Biella to Rotterdam marks the symbolic shift from Cittadellarte’s UNIDEE – University of Ideas, to City in the Making’s universe of enactment, where City in the Making re-imagines life and work, in a stock of former social housing for a period of 10 years.
For background on the fantastic Mentors I had on this residency –