Hi all! I am in contact with Annemarie van den Berg. She is making a list of collectives (quite broad). She is curious about what Networked Collective is, does and researches and would like to hear more about it. Think of questions such as: is the process collective or is the end product also collective (and so we share the ownership of the final work)? What could the collective elements look like and how does it come to live?
Annemarie works together with Tara Karpinski (both part of the collective Pink Pony Express) at ArtEZ to see how students can work together more - especially in a system that is mainly focused on and set up for the individual. They talk a lot with students from different departments and it turns out that students have the desire to work more together/collectively, but they don't have an idea of a subject or theme they want to explore. Annemarie and Tara try to embrace this and from there they are looking with different collectives whether a teaching programme can be devised to practice (different ways of) working together.
Annemarie asked me if Networked Collective has experience in teaching at art schools and if we recognise ourselves in the things they experience.
That is why I am sharing it with you here! Perhaps it is something to see as a new starting point and to breathe new life into Networked Collective.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.