November 27, 2014 - Arts Collaboratory - Tent at 31st São Paulo Biennial
November 27, 2014

Tent at 31st São Paulo Biennial

Image from ongoing Arts Collaboratory Tent at 31st São Paulo Biennial, 26 November 2014.

Arts Collaboratory Tent at 31st São Paulo Biennial
26–29 November 2014

Open research evening: Thursday 27 November, 9–11:30pm 
Dinner, presentation, performance and discussion

Casa Do Povo
Rua Três Rios, 252
Bom Retiro
São Paulo

www.artscollaboratory.org

Arts Collaboratory, a platform for transnational exchange and collaboration comprised of over 20 art organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East that focus on social innovation through art, holds a “Tent” alongside the 31st São Paulo Biennial. Tent is a temporary gathering of Arts Collaboratory participants taking place at large-scale international events that also open the platform to a broader public. 

Tent invites the public to an Open Research Evening hosted by Casa Do Povo on Thursday 27 November, from 9 to 11:30pm with dinner, presentations, a performance, and discussion, to share two strands of research from the collaborative projects by Arts Collaboratory organizations. The first presents case studies from Arts Schoolaboratory, a program centered on the development of alternative pedagogical modules based on the practice of organizations in Arts Collaboratory. The second, Minga – Exploring Utopia, is the collective exploration of concepts of utopia articulated in a variety of localities, as a means to recover social and political imaginaries. The new collective manifesto of Minga – Exploring Utopia is launched with a performance and discussion on forms of articulating utopia in translocal contexts. 

The evening includes participation from Arts Collaboratory participating organizations, Al-ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem; Casa Tres Patios, Medellín; Cráter Invertido, Mexico City; Más Arte Más Acción, Chocó; Platohedro, Medellín; Picha, Lubumbashi; RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, Senegal; and ruangrupa, Jakarta. 

Arts Collaboratory
Arts Collaboratory is a platform for art organizations in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America, with a focus on arts and social innovation. Through Arts Collaboratory diverse communities, share knowledge across regions, borders, and languages, as well as develop collaborative works together. 

Arts Collaboratory was co-initiated in 2007 by DOEN Foundation and Hivos, two Dutch foundations, and joined in 2013 by the facilitating partner, Casco — Office for Art, Design and Theory, the Utrecht-based organization for artistic research and experimentation. Arts Collaboratory is a unique transnational network for art and organizational practices that experiment with different collaborative structures.

For more information, contact jason [​at​] cascoprojects.org.

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