Sustainable Creativity in the Post-Fordist Condition
Working Conference

Discussions and workshops around self-organization
Symposium: 04.09. – 05.09.2014
Location: Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen

Sustainable Creativity

During the two day symposium Sustainable Creativity in the Post-Fordist Condition at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Katrien Reist will conduct one of the workshops around the topic of self-organization in the arts. The Working Conference is organized by Pascal Gielen, BAM and the VTi. The discussions and workshops taking place at the symposium add to the previous dialogue started by Jubilee at Art Brussels 2013 titled The Value of Our Love.

The Value of Our Love

This platform at Art Brussels 2013 was an initiative of Jubilee in collaboration with Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, editor of the Manifesta Journal and free lance curator, and Andrea Phillips, Director of the Doctoral Research Programmes of Goldsmiths University, London. The debate at Art Brussels opened the floor to a wide selection of artists and other experts in the field that spoke and thought about the impact of the current economic system on the modes of artistic production.

Working Conference

Sustainable Creativity invites a similar dialogue concerning the strategies artists and other cultural producers develop to create their work in contemporary economic and political conditions. How can they organize themselves in a world in which they need to be more and more mobile and flexible?

During the two-day event, theoretical insights are mixed with hands-on practices and examples of self-organization. Learning to reflect on and to deal with the contemporary creative working conditions and thinking processes are the main ambition of the symposium.

The event is sponsored by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Groningen Institute for the Research of Culture (ICOG) and the Research Cluster Sustainable Society.

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Keynote lectures take place in the ‘Marie Loke’ Hall of the Harmony Building
Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 26, 9712 EK Groningen, the Netherlands