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Arts Council England.

OPEN CALL: #TransActing


We are working towards:

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Saturday, 11th July 2015, 12 - 5pm
This bustling pop-up market will feature artists, designers, publishers, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and others who creatively explore existing structures of evaluation and actively produce new ones.


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(1) #TransActing market stall workshop with Public Works on May 23rd, 10am -3pm White Building, Hackney Wick. Here is a rough session plan
(2) Here is the Agenda 2nd June 2015 of our next #TransActing working group at Chelsea College of Arts.
(3) See (coming soon) minutes from General Meeting on the 19th May 2015
(4) Some of us use Facebook as Critical Practice
(5) Others Twitter as @critprac please, like, follow, mention and share our activity far and wide off- and online.


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.

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We have a longstanding interest in public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original participatory events, like Parade an international series of events exploring the disagreeable, contentious, exhilarating, messy, efficient, live, improvisatory and provisional nature of Being in Public.

Critical Practice seeks to avoid the passive reproduction of art, and uncritical cultural production. Our research, projects, exhibitions, publications and funding, our very constitution and administration are legitimate subjects of critical enquiry. All art is organised, so we are trying to be sensitive to issues of governance. Governance emerges whenever there is a deliberate organisation of interactions between people, we are striving to be an 'open' organization, and to make all decisions, processes and production, accessible and transparent. We post all agendas, minutes, budget and decision-making processes online for public scrutiny.

The research elements pursued under the auspices of Critical Practice will engage with the various forces that are implicated in the making of art, and the increasingly devolved experience of art made available through art institutions to their audiences. We will explore new models for creative practice, and engage those models in appropriate public forums, both nationally and internationally; we envisage participation in exhibitions and the institutions of exhibition, seminar and unconferences, film, concert and other event programmes. We will work with archives and collections, publication, broadcast and other distributive media; while actively seeking to collaborate.

We are always in the process of defining our aims and objectives.

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