Collective Practices: Collective Practices I: Mutual Learning (2020-2021)

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.

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

Guest teachers

May Adadol Ingawanij
Nasim Aghili
Emanuel Almborg
La Buse
Alice Chauchat
Wu Chuan Lun
Valentina Desideri
Annie Goh
Johanna Hedva
Elof Hellström
Every Ocean Hugues
Catalina Insignares
April Lin
Carolina Mendonça
Museum of Capitalism
The School of Poetic Computation
Rojava Film Commune
Trojan Horse (Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen)
Benoît Verjat
David Zilber


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.