We Owe Each Other Everything~FINAL CALL~ Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons hosts the third annual Assembly for commoning art institutions. Join DAI alumni 2020 Sepideh Behrouzian, Matthew Wang, Francisco Mojica, DAI student Mia van den Bos and many other wonderful practitioners online on 11 and 12 December, 2020

* opening times are different due to the pandemic. we are now only open by appointment.


We Owe Each Other Everything

Final call to join the third Casco Art Institute annual Assembly for commoning art institutions

Friday 11 December: 14.00–17.00 CET 
Saturday 12 December: 14.00–16.00 CET

Registration is necessary and can be done via this form until Thursday 10 December 14.00 CET. 

Upon confirmation, you shall receive a document containing more information, the Zoom link and the pre-Assembly essential reading ( “C-words for the Commons”). Please find out more about this year’s Assembly via our website, here.

With contributions by Yin Aiwen / Re-Union Network / Commons.art; AndersUtrecht; anonymous; Teesa Bahana (32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, Arts Collaboratory); Sepideh Behrouzian / Belly Button Conference / Eurasia Underground Library / DAI COOP 2018-2019 study group; Belly Button Conference / Eurasia Underground Library; Kathrin Böhm/ Company Drinks / Centre for Plausible Economies / Interdependence / Community Economy Research Network (CERN); Mia van den Bos / All about my mother / DAI COOP 2019-2020 study group; Heman Chong and Renée Staal / The Library of Unread Books; Wapke Feenstra / Myvillages; Nuraini Juliastuti, KUNCI / Arts Collaboratory; Katherine MacBride / Climate Justice Code working group; Francisco Mojica / Eurasia Underground Library; Yuchen Li / Weaving Realities; Rosa Paardenkooper, School in Common; Amy Pekal / Climate Justice Code working group; Platohedro, Arts Collaboratory; Read-in, in conversation with KUNCI (Arts Collaboratory) and with graphic design by Natasha Tontey; Sina Ribak & Raquel Schwartz / KIOSKO / Arts Collaboratory; Sharon Rwakatungu / 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust; Staci Bu Shea / Casco Art Institute; Whitney Stark; Valentina Vella / Climate Justice Code working group; Hodan Warsame; Matthew Wang / Eurasia Underground Library; Caroline Woolard; Merel Zwarts, Asia Komarova, Txell Blanco / The Outsiders / Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills and more

If there are any remaining questions, please reach out to assembly@casco.art

The Assembly question is inspired by the work “Haunted Bookshelves for Catalogue No.3” by Display Distribute, Kunci and Read-in at Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018, which was inspired by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing who in turn was inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin with regards to storytelling.

The Assembly title is from the book The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study (2013) by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, as well as its many echoes in social movements.

Image description: the question of this year's Assembly ''When there is never enough time and survival is uncertain, how do collective art practices continue their ways of being together and shape art institutions working for the commons?'' is encapsulated by a broken circle and small circles.

Credit: "We Owe Each Other Everything" 2020 Assembly identity design, by David Bennewith (colophon.info).