I'm working as part of Critical Practice to produce
#TransActing: A Market of Values
Saturday, 11th July 2015, 12 - 5pm
This bustling pop-up market will feature artists, designers, donorpreneurs, publishers, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and others who creatively explore existing structures of evaluation and actively produce new ones.
Organised by Critical Practice, #TransActing will take place on the historic Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, located between Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Arts. The flea-market like event will host skillshares, economists, a freegan juice-bar, an organ donation bank, expert and enthusiast knowledge, an Artists Union and other diverse communities of evaluation; values will be celebrated beyond the financial. Publics will roam between stalls, engaging in reciprocal, intimate, simultaneous and distributed conversations, discussions and exchanges.
#TransActing will be hosted in bespoke structures assembled by Critical Practice in collaboration with Public Works, and others. These market-stalls will be interspersed with other spaces of assembly and exchange: a speakers' corner, a social cinema, while multiple currencies will circulate, not all of them monetary
Whilst the values of competitive markets dominate contemporary life, including art and its education, other values can and do coexist. Some, like care and generosity even flourish, #TransActing will nurture and celebrate these values in a spectacular one-day event.
Critical Practice is currently: Metod Blejec, Marsha Bradfield, Neil Cummings, Neil Farnan, Angela Hodgson-Teal, Karem Ibrahim, Cinzia Cremona, Amy McDonnell, Claire Mokrauer-Madden, Eva Sajovic, Kuba Szreder, Sissu Tarka and many more besides.
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street