The Goose and the Common; the collective production of a common wealth.

Talk and Workshop
Facilitated by Fiona Woods

Limited to 25 participants*

This talk and workshop will explore The Commons, an emerging movement that has the potential to build social forms that can resist the attack of capitalist relations. Rather than proposing a revolution in the future, everyday life is the site of transformation for the commons. The idea of ‘common wealth’ combines social justice principles, feminist economics and ecological justice and is always collective rather than invididual. 

As part of the workshop, the group will produce a set of zines/pamphlets that can function as a knowledge commons, which constitutes a ‘common wealth’.

Fiona Woods works with aesthetics and critical spatial practice, often in a co-productive capacity with others. She employs social, public and institutional circuits to explore ideas of what we have ‘in common’. Fiona lectures at Limerick School of Art & Design, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, working across theory and practice. She has been a contributing lecturer on the MA in Social Practice, LSAD (2013 – 15); the MA in Socially Engaged Art at NCAD, Dublin (2017); a visiting lecturer at BAVA Sherkin, (DIT); the University of Newcastle (AUS) and the University of Flensburg (DE). She is currently a PhD researcher at TU Dublin, a recipient of the 2015 Fiosraigh scholarship.
Free*Space | Laboratory of Common Interest

Friday 28th Feb 2020
1pm – 5pm
Tea, Coffee and snacks will be available.

This event is free but booking is required.
Places are limited to 25 persons.

This event is free, however if you earn a living wage or above, we would ask you to purchase a ticket to help us cover the wages of cultural workers on our programme. Ireland’s Living Wage for 2019 was €12.30 per hour or a yearly salary equivalent of approx €25.2K.

This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with benches and stool adjacent to the gallery for breaks if needed.
We will have stools, standard canteen seating and benches. If you require more comfortable seating please let us know and we can let you know what additional options we have available.

Our bathrooms are gender neutral.
Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. They are located  on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may also be inaccessible for people with movement impairments.

Further Information:
About :We Only Want the Earth: Launch Series
About: We Only Want the Earth Programme 2020

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