Integrated Conference

As part of Evening Class, this dicsussion group/workshop was run at Integrated 2019 in Antwerp.

Don’t start a studio, start a ___

Utopia cannot be defined as a static, perfect place; it is the ongoing attempts, the fiction, the theory and the striving for the perfect existence’ – MFK

We have previously collected and documented our shared experiences of the lack of emotional well-being that can seem endemic to creative work, and self-organising. As a way to move beyond consciousness-raising, we are interested in researching and identifying functional models of sustainable practices that take into account the interdependence of emotional labour and creative practices.

In this discussion group, we will explore how co-operative models for organising work and life can be imagined, encouraged and formalised.