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The (re)Birth of Marx(ism): haunting the future

The (re)Birth of Marx(ism): haunting the future

This major international conference at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, near Dublin explores Marx and Engels’ far-reaching different contributions to analysis and political practice, the ways in which their lives and work helped shape history and culture around the world, the many different strands and meanings of “Marxism”, and how we can understand the legacy and ongoing relevance of Marx today, in a world […]

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Research Seminar ‘Canon in Context’

Research Seminar ‘Canon in Context’

“There is a nagging sensibility that we are living well beyond that authentic age of the orchestra and its repertoire” (Leon Botstein) The established musical canon has served as an implicit framework for aesthetic orientation and social identification throughout history. As the dominance of this regulative force influences (top-down) policy discourses and (bottom-up) public opinion alike, programmers, composers and performers feel increasingly obliged to adhere […]

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CCQO Exhibition – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

CCQO Exhibition – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts) develops and supervises research in, about and with the arts. For LODGERS (AIR and M HKA), the institute unfolds activities and presentations that demonstrate both the specificity of research and its wide range. Between March 31 and June 24, performances, lectures, discussions and public lectures are held in an artistic context that highlights the rather ‘speculative scholarly’ activities […]

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New York Book Launch The Art of Civil Action – May 1, The 8th Floor

New York Book Launch The Art of Civil Action – May 1, The 8th Floor

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation will co-host with East++, Institute for New Artistic Inquiry, Purchase College, a book launch and conversation for The Art of Civil Action: Political Space and Cultural Dissent, published by Valiz books. With contributions by social scientists, cultural theorists, activists and artists, The Art of Civil Action explores how arts and culture can offer the building blocks for a locally rooted civil society in a globally connected context. […]

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What space does the Art need?

What space does the Art need?

“What space does the Art need?” is a day to share and reflect on other models to exhibit, produce and manage art today. Hosted by the Maristany Art Center (Sant Cugat, Barcelona) and with the participation of José-Antonio Delgado, Lara Garcia Díaz (Cultural Commons Quest Office), Daniel Berenguer (Col·lectiu És-Fera), Jordina Puntí (Sant Cugat Museum), Jordi Antas (SWOT Projects), Ariadna Rodríguez (Nyamnyam) and Juan Canela […]

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CCQO visits Amsterdam on March 19 & 20

CCQO visits Amsterdam on March 19 & 20

On 19 and 20 March, we will visit some organizations of our interest in Amsterdam. We will start on Monday 19 March with a meeting with Sustainist Design Lab The Beach, located in New-West Amsterdam. The Beach, together with other persons and organizations, creates projects that make communities stronger. Values as sustainability, human scale and sharing are their compass. Designing new forms of relationships – […]

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Civil Action Between Crime and Creation – Bergen, Hordaland kunstsenter

Civil Action Between Crime and Creation – Bergen, Hordaland kunstsenter

Hordaland kunstsenter Thursday 19 April 2018 at 19:00.     In his lecture Pascal Gielen analyses the relationship between art, politics and the public space in the creative city. He looks at how artists and other creative ‘workers’ respond to contemporary neoliberal policy by taking civil action in the grey zone between creativity and criminality. The lecture is based on research Gielen did for the […]

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How to make our artistic and creative practices sustainable in Berlin?

How to make our artistic and creative practices sustainable in Berlin?

On February 21 and 22, the Culture Commons Quest Office organizes a research trip to Berlin, to meet with several cultural organizations and research groups to discuss the specific local situation. In this visit, the Belgian embassy in Berlin hosts an evening program in which a discussion will be held – together with policymakers, curators, programmers, and artists – on how Berlin shapes its creative […]

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Precarity as an Artistic Laboratory

Precarity as an Artistic Laboratory

In Frame – Journal of Literary Studies –  Lara Garcia Diaz and Pascal Gielen discuss Precarity as an Artistic Laboratory for Counter-Hegemonic Labour Organization.   Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, the concept of precarity has emerged as a central point of reference in economic, philosophical, and sociological discourse, and has become a rallying cry for contemporary resistance movements. Precarity refers to the structural financial and […]

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Business Models in the Fashion Industry

Business Models in the Fashion Industry

CCQO’s Walter van Andel and Annick Schramme wrote the introductory chapter in the new book entitled: “Mode & Recht” (book in Dutch). This publication discusses new business models in the fashion industry, as well as the most important legal topics and issues that are critical to the startup and expansion of a fashion company. For more information on the book, please visit the publisher’s website.

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