‘#TransActing – A Market of Values’ event at Chelsea College of Arts, London

transacting market flyer

This bustling pop-up market on 11 July 2015 features 60+ stalls that creatively explore existing systems of evaluation and actively produce new ones: a skill-share, a people’s bureau, organ donation, an economy of promises, commoners, a fablab, a bring your own BBQ food, virtuous communities, a speakers’ corner—even a kiosk buying tears. Multiple currencies will circulate, not all of them monetary.

Whilst the values of competitive markets dominate contemporary life, including art and its education, other kinds can and do coexist. #TransActing will nurture and celebrate these other value relations in a spectacular one-day event.

PARTICIPATING from Critical Practice: Metod Blejec, Marsha Bradfield, Cinzia Cremona, Neil Cummings, Neil Farnan, Angela Hodgson-Teal, Karem Ibrahim, Catherine Long, Amy McDonnell, Claire Mokrauer-Madden, Eva Sajovic, Kuba Szreder, Sissu Tarka and many more besides.

More links and information:

  • Transacting – A Market of Values on Facebook – 11 July 2015 –  “It’s not a conference, not an art fair and definitely not an exhibition.”
  • Find out more about Critical Practice at Chelsea College of Arts, London – “Critical Practice is a cluster of individual artists, designers, curators and other researchers. Through our Aims we intend to support critical practice within art, the field of culture and organization.”
  • Interview with Marsha Bradfield by Charlotte Webb for FurtherAfield.org online – 28 July 2015  – “During my visit, I first encountered a neo-liberal zombie academic, haunting the market with laments over the demise of an expensive art-education system, which extracts maximum value from students, whilst encouraging them to sell their creativity back to the market.”

Event details: ‘Transacting – A Market of Values’ is located on Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground across from Tate Britain at Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street London, SW1P 4JU. Free admission.



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