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Collective Practices Research Program

Cecilia Vicuña, El Paro / The Strike, 2018, after the lost original 1977. Oil on linen. 54 x 63.5 x 1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.
Cecilia Vicuña, El Paro / The Strike, 2018, after the lost original 1977. Oil on linen. 54 x 63.5 x 1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

Collective practices exist in all societies and have a rich but complex heritage in art, politics and the sciences. How does the current ecological and technological climate affect how we live, work, and think collectively? Which collective practices promote change, and a better understanding of social issues?

This program draws on current research, publications and projects that involve collective methods in the arts, sciences and society. In a transdisciplinary seminar, we gather specialists to address current controversies and experimentations in various fields. This repertoire includes attitudes, activities, tools and infrastructures that have been developed by individuals and organizations to reflect critically on the ownership, governance and division of disciplines, and to bring about a more inclusive and sustainable society.

The program serves as an practice-based research-collective, organized around principles of mutual learning. It consists of a gathering of joint practices which include group-readings, seminars and workshops, tutorials, lectures and field trips.

Collective Practices Research Program is led by Grégory Castéra, curator and co-director of Council (Paris) in collaboration with a faculty of artists and art collectives, curators, academics, and practitioners from other fields. Collective Practices Research Program is a Post-master by the Royal Institute of Art developed in collaboration with Council.

Practical information

Second cycle, 60 credits, 100%
Language: English
Course coordinator: Grégory Castéra
Starts: September 1, 2020
Ends: June 6, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Master’s degree in art, architecture or humanities or other related field
or
Prior learning gained through other relevant education and professional experience.

Selection

Letter of motivation, CV, portfolio of work samples, and interview. The letter should clearly state why the course is relevant to the applicant’s studies. The work samples should be related to the course’s theme. This course is intended for those who engage in the social, political and ecological dimensions of collective practice (anthropology, education, philosophy, linguistics, law, cultural studies, political science, history, activism, agriculture, engineering).

Registration

The last registration date was May 5, 2020.