Collective Practices Research Course: Collective Practices I : Mutual Learning

Organised every month from September 2020 to June 2021 in different sites in and nearby Europe, Collective Practice Research Course (C.P.R.C.) is a trans-disciplinary Post-Master course based at the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm and developed in collaboration with Council.

Explicitly or not collective practices determine much of what we do. They are qualified by terms like participation, group, collectivity, ensemble, collaboration, community, cooperation, sharing, assembly, commons, networks. Collective practices exist in all societies and they have a rich yet complex heritage in arts, politics and sciences. Often considered as a strictly human activity, collective practices can also be performed with or by nonhuman entities, such as animals, plants or Artificial Intelligence. How does the current ecological and technological condition affect the way that we live, work and think collectively? Which collective practices foster better understandings and transformation of societal issues?

The post-master develops an extensive understanding of collective practices in the arts and across other domains and traditions, proposing an experimental method for mutual learning, based on the elaboration of a repertoire of collective practices.

C.P.R.C. is led by Grégory Castéra, guest professor at Royal Institute of Arts (Stockholm), curator and co-director of Council (Paris) in collaboration with a faculty of artists and art collectives, curators, academics, and practitioners from other fields. The course involves 17 international participants (Master degree or 4 year experience in visual arts, performing arts, social sciences and/or activism).

For practical information, please visit the website of the Royal Institute of Art.

A project by

KKH, the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm, in collaboration with Council

Programme director

Grégory Castéra


Imani Jacqueline Brown
Filipa Cesar & Sana N’Hada
Valentina Desideri
Fernando García-Dory
Mint (Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari)
Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona & Elizabeth Povinelli
Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga & Werker Collective


Jamie Allan
Björnsonova (Tamara Antonijević, Nik Timková and Zuzana Žabková)
Salomé Burstein
Nicolas Couturier
Margherita Huntley
Tony Karlsson Savci
Athanasios Kritsakis
Alen Ksoll
Ko-Fan Lin
Robertas Narkus
Paz Ponce Perez-Bustamante
Sina Ribak
Natalia Skoczylas
Sabina Enéa Téari
Troja (Emma Örn, Pao Zuccotti)

Cover and top image: 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.