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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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The Future of the New: An Interview with Boris Groys

The Future of the New: An Interview with Boris Groys

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the book Über das Neue, Thijs Lijster on behalf of Krisis – Journal for Contemporary Philosophy – asked philosopher, essayist, and art critic Boris Groys to reflect on the legacy of this book, on the contemporary meaning of notions such as creativity, originality and novelty, and on the future of the new. The interview with Boris Groys […]

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Terra-Terror-Territory on Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain

Terra-Terror-Territory on Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain

Terra – Terror – Territory — Re-Articulating the Territory by Putting Use Value above Exchange Value — While Blue Marble showed us the finity of the earth, of Terra, the current culture of grabbing sees territory as private property and exchange value. This can only be adjusted if we intervene at the structural level, says Pascal Gielen. We have to re-evaluate and upgrade the use value, […]

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CCQO at PrekariArt – Bilbao – January 25-26, 2018

CCQO at PrekariArt – Bilbao – January 25-26, 2018

Las industrias culturales y creativas (ICCs) conforman un auténtico sector productivo CCS (Creative and Cultural Sector), que ha sido reconocido como clave en Europa para el crecimiento económico, la innovación social y tecnológica, y la generación de empleo, y que es aceptado como tal por la ONU, la UNESCO y la Unión Europea. Sin embargo un gran número de artistas se pregunta por qué la […]

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Groot maar niet meeslepend

Groot maar niet meeslepend

Met het bouwen van prestigieuze theaters laten gemeenten zich leiden door economische argumenten. Ze gaan daarmee voorbij aan de ware rol die kunst in de samenleving vervult: bouwen aan een rijke stedelijke cultuur. Bovendien kun je je afvragen of het verstandig is nog grote theaterzalen te plannen in een markt die verzadigd lijkt. Om dat te weten te komen, vergeleek Hanka Otte voor Theatermaker vijf […]

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