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11th July, 2015

#TransActing: A Market of Values

Event Details

11th July, 2015
12.00 to 17.00
Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, SW1P4JU
Free, open to all, no booking required

This bustling pop-up market will feature artists, designers, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and other minds exploring existing structures of evaluation and producing desirable alternatives. Organised by Critical Practice#TransActing is taking place on the historic Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground and will showcase skillshares, repair hubs, hacklabs, an auction, blood and food donation banks, expert and enthusiast knowledge, an estate agent, freegan food and other resources. These diverse forms of value production will animate economies beyond the financial one that dominates contemporary life. 

#TransActing will take place in bespoke stalls built by Critical Practice, Public Works and other contributors. These stands will be interspersed with spaces of assembly and exchange – a speakers’ corner, a social cinema – with multiple currencies circulating. It’s a wealth beyond capital that will be traded at this market.

Whilst the values of competitive markets dominate contemporary life, including art and its education, other kinds can and do coexist. Some even flourish in alternative communities of evaluation. #TransActing will nurture and celebrate these value relations in a spectacular one-day event.

#TransActing is presented by Critical Practice and forms part of CCW Graduate School’s Public Programme

Critical Practice is: a cluster of individual artists, designers, curators and other researchers. Through our Aims we intend to support critical practice within art, the field of culture and organisation.

Critical Practice is formed by: Metod Blejec, Marsha Bradfield, Neil Cummings, Neil Farnan, Angela Hodgson-Teal, Karem Ibrahim, Catherine Long, Amy McDonnell, Claire Mokrauer-Madden, Eva Sajovic, Kuba Szreder, Sissu Tarka and many more besides.

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