Session 1: Sunday 9 July, 10.30am—5.30pm

The first session will take a concentrated look at cooperative working practice and principles, directly reflecting on the material context of arts organising as a collaborative practice.

This event is free though places are limited. Meals will be provided. Please email if you would like to attend.

Session 2: Sunday 16 July, 5pm—7pm

The second session will present research gathered during the previous week from meetings and conversation with local cooperative organisers, as well as reflections on the previous weeks session.

This event is free to attend, no booking is required.

Emma will also hold an additional session as part Collective’s week long summer school programme, Ground Meets Horizon. More information is available here.

Emma Hedditch is an artist and writer based in New York. Her work is engaged with the political and material realities of lived experience. She has often worked collaboratively with other artists and groups, such as The Copenhagen Free University (2001 – 2008), Cinenova (1999 – Present) and No Total (2015 – Present).

A Project on Cooperatives

Emma Hedditch

Sunday 16 July 2017, 5pm—7pm

Rhubaba is delighted to host a project led by Emma Hedditch on cooperative working models and the potential for their application within artistic practice and organisation.

Emma has been researching cooperative working models for the past two years and has recently developed a study course that offers a comprehensive introduction to the tenets of their practice and history, as well as self reflective critical assessment of contemporary conditions of working, producing and consuming. The course was first run at Artist Space in New York and Emma is currently working on an instructive publication generated from the material produced during these meetings.

Emma will lead two sessions at Rhubaba, introducing the values, beliefs and principles that are the basis for cooperative practice and looking closely at how these methodologies can be brought into a context of artistic production. The course is designed both as an active resistance to the impunities of capitalism and also in recognition of the difficulty of it’s immediate transformation. The two public sessions will bookend a period of research and conversation with local cooperatives and organisers.