Planetary Campus: The Factory 2017-2018


As an infrastructure Planetary Campus is the container for several activities initiated by the DAI, one of them is

The Factory 

In order to encourage and support the active participation and commitment of the students in and to the Roaming Assemblies, always on Sundays ( as part of DAI Weeks), the Factory offers a variety of workshops and seminars, always taking place on Saturday (again, as integral part of DAI Weeks). Occasionally The Factory will also offer autonomous worksessions with guests to further specific skills and knowledges. Team Planetary Campus is dedicated to facilitate preliminary seminars, workshops and other work meetings, led by guests: curators, speakers and performers as well as researchers, at a variety of locations.

The Planetary Campus is a compulsory curriculum component. Students are expected to engage with a minimum of three and a maximum of ten Factory workshops over the course of one academic year. Read about the creditpoints connected  in our Syllabus 2017 - 2018.

Please note that Nikos Doulos ( in March: Peter Sattler) needs to be informed about the workshop(s) you would like to participate per DAI-week. So you have to re-confirm your participation in ongoing workshops prior to the DAI-week.


Factory workshop: Alive and Otherwise

A workshop-assemblage in several chapters, led by Tania Adam, Quim Pujol  and Veronica Valentini

in preparation of ROAMING ASSEMBLY #21 in Barcelona

Saturday 17 March, Arnhem: Chapter 1 

Saturday 21 April, Barcelona: Chapter 2 & 3

Alive and Otherwise addresses 'presence', 'amplification' and 'shape-shifting', the notions that will inform Roaming Assembly #21 in Barcelona. Chapter 1, consists of an extensive meeting with the curator and will revolve around curatorial praxes that promote the production of social knowledge through projects and exhibitions based on the informal setting of distributed and situated learning processes. The meeting will furthermore explore the other (absent) body experimenting with other ways of being alive. The two chapters in Barcelona will be workshops, one of them in the format of a radio program and the other in the form of somatic exercises. Both deal with forms of presence, with 'moving the center' and redistributing it and with quick-change skills: transforming ourselves without necessarily changing our appearance.


& make sure to register with Nikos Doulos

Factory workshop: Eurasian Steps

The first itinerant movement of Unmapping Eruasia led by Binna Choi and Mi You in preparation of ROAMING ASSEMBLY #22 in Athens

Saturday 21 April, Barcelona

To paraphrase French anarchist-geographer Élisée Reclus, How can humanity’s collective self-awareness form one body with the planet itself?

Eurasia, in its most simplistic term, is a landmass that embraces a space between a Western end of Europe and an Eastern end of Asia. Taking this notion of Eurasia, however, promises an exploratory, open-ended journey into one of the most complex thinkings which questions existing borders and distinctions in all dimensions such as the geographical, cultural, political, social ones– and in turn calls for new connections and pathways including the cosmic, geologic and spiritual dimensions. Unmapping Eurasia is a long-term trans-cultural project initiated at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons that takes an itinerant approach by evolving in several itinerant movements each involving several stopovers where encounters, studies, discoveries, speculation and imagination over other kinds of movements, institutions, infrastructures, resources, and culture will take place in collective forms.  Each movement will leave the traces and pathways to be shared in forms of artworks, maps and/or texts. Unmapping Eurasia is envisioned to be a warm, welcoming gesture to open up one of largest fields for commoning practice and invite other institutional and non-institutional partners on board to be co-initiators, researchers and cartographers to (un)map Eurasia together.

READ MORE and make sure to register with Nikos Doulos



Factory workshop: The Potential for Awakening

Saturday March 17, Arnhem. 

A workshop led by Haytham el-Wardany in preparation of  


What differs sleep from coma or death radically is the potential for awakening. Only sleep can activate this potential, and opens the door for a new start or a new birth. The workshop is an invitation to reflect on sleep and awakening not as two poles in a duality, but rather as two moments in the process of changing the reality.

To awake is to realize that reality should not continue further the way it is. To awake is to recognize that a situation is not a situation anymore but a dead end. Can you recall being awake or being a part of something that is awakening? Can you recall something that awoke in you?
Participants are kindly asked to bring with them something as an answer for one or both questions. All mediums are welcome. it can be something to see, something to hear or something to read. Or anything else.

Max 10 participants. Make sure to register with Peter Sattler.


Factory workshop: The Potential for Awakening

Factory workshop: Happy Writing! (Writing as Research) 

Factory workshop: The Third Reich of Dreams

Factory workshop: The actions and values of artistic practice 

Factory workshop: Friends of the Ex-slave, Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association

Factory workshop: City Walks ~ Syndromes of the Present 

Factory workshop: Syndromes of the Present 

Factory workshop: What, how and for whom of institutional negotiations 

Factory workshop: Colognealism  

Factory workshop: Mad Tea Party 

Factory workshop: On Guesting