TransActing: Programme / Map

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#TransActing Programme: About

This is a page where we are collecting all the necessary content for the #TransActing: A Market of Values programme / map we will hand out at the market on the 11. July.

Amy and Metod had preliminary met on the 19. 5. 2015 to discuss this handout and came to the conclusion it is best if we create a map-like fold-out containing the basic information about the #TA and stall holders and their basic info about their work. The format of this programme shall be a folded A3 for easier handling.

Below is the collection of the information for this printed document:

#TransActing Programme: Short intro

Welcome to #TransActing: A Market of Values

While competitive markets distribute values that infiltrate all aspects of contemporary life, other values and economies exist, even flourish. #TransActing acts as a site to explore and evaluate these multiple exchanges and the values at play within them. To facilitate TransActions in this market, a currency is circulating with four denominations: Time, Knowledge, Wellbeing and Creativity.

How are shared evaluations, like good, generous, bargain or wasteful understood and agreed upon? Critical Practice understands value to be produced in communities of evaluation. In these interest groups, value is actively maintained or reformulated as a collective endeavour. #TransActing builds on Critical Practice's ongoing interest in distributive structures, especially public infrastructures and their self-organization. A comprehensive publication will follow the market.

TransActing stalls have been conceived by public works, built collaboratively by Critical Practice, referencing the designs of Enzo Mari.

Follow Critical Practice and #TransActing on Facebook and Twitter. For the programme and contributors, visit

Critical Practice is: Metod Blejec, Marsha Bradfield, Helen Brewer, Fangli Cheng, 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.

TransActing is organised by Critical Practice and designed in collaboration with public works. It is part of Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon (CCW) Graduate School’s public programme.


Critical Practice
#TransActing: A Market of Values
Saturday 11th July 2015, 12–5pm
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Arts

This bustling pop-up market features artists, designers, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and others exploring existing structures of evaluation and producing desirable alternatives. Organised by Critical Practice, #TransActing is taking place on the historic Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground and is showcasing -amongst others- a skillshare, a peoples bureau, organ donation, an economy of promises, commoners, a fablab, a bring your own BBQ, virtuous communities, a speakers’ corner—even a kiosk buying tears. Multiple currencies are circulating, not all of them monetary.

#TransActing is taking place in bespoke stalls built by Critical Practice, Public Works and other contributors. These stands are interspersed with spaces of assembly and exchange - a speakers' corner, and a social cinema, it's wealth beyond capital that is traded at this market.

Twitter @critprac

#TransActing: A Market of Values is part of Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon (CCW) Graduate School’s public programme.

Logos: Public Works, Critical Practice, UAL: CCW, Arts Council England (lottery funded)

#TransActing Programme: Stalls

Considering there will be 50+ stalls we are only able to include basic information:


Name Surname / Organisation (Nationality / based in)
Title / name of the stall
Description (max 1 sentence – 20-25 words)
Website or other
Logos (some will need to include additional funders logos)

Minor Compositions
The stall will showcase the research – theorizing – publishing project as part of a series of interventions and provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.

Ruth Maclennan (UK/USA)
Eden of the Dispossessed
Eden of the Dispossessed is the fifth Reading Aloud performance by the artist. The project seeks to reclaim public space for intellectual exchange through cultivating the pleasures of reading and listening to words read out loud.

Akiko Ban (Jp/UK)
Wearable Art
The stall will showcase 'wearable art’ -handmade perspex jewellery- which questions the value of art, its distribution and consumption.

Ruobing Wang (Sg)
Weighting Matter
Weight is a measurement of how much the force of gravity acts on a given amount of mass – weighing and balancing everyday objects.
Logo: Singapore International Fundation

Metod Blejec (Si/UK) and Taja Topolovec (Si)
OpenValues: Share your values and connect with the community
OpenValues is developing a platform for a worldwide community of individuals and organizations build on shared values, work ethics, beliefs and passions.

Dafne Louzioti (Gr/UK)
Invaluable Movement
A workshop exploring the value of moving together.

Rosalie Schweiker (Ger / UK)
Tarot Readings £5
Rosalie decided to make her own deck of tarot cards, which she now offers to read at art events but also in shops, in the streets and in markets.

Shane Waltener (Bel / UK)
The Weave Exchange
This scheme for exchange, with a collection of objects originally made using natural plant materials found on location, will question the value of making and work, as well as locality, ecology and sustainability.

Tal Drori (Israel / UK) and Giovanni Innella (It)
Money Weaver
At the Money Weaver stall, the visitor will be able to give two banknotes of £5 and get them shredded and then woven into one banknote. The Money Weaver explores the relationship between three elements: the material value of the things we buy, the value of the labour required to turn materials into products, and the cultural context in which products are traded takes place.

Eva Sajovic (Slo/UK), Rebecca Davies (UK) and the People's Bureau community
People's Bureau
An artist led participatory project of exchange of skills and needs based in a dedicated shopping cart in Elephant&Castle will travel to Chelsea Parade to engage with the community of Transacting. #peoplesbureau

David Cross
Cornford and Cross
A critical engagement with the relationship between visual culture and the contested ideal of ‘sustainable’ development, with a focus on fossil energy dependency, climate breakdown and financial divestment.

Open School East
Open School East was founded in 2013 in response to spiralling tuition fees and student debt. It was instituted as a space for artistic learning and production that is experimental, versatile and highly collaborative.

Ian Drysdale/Goodgym
Virtuous communities - get fit do good. They’re a group of runners that combine regular exercise with helping communities.

Dr Angus Cameron
Angus Cameron
Is interested in the construction of 'xenospaces' - fictional but functional spaces of money, finance, boundaries, taxation, cartography and discourses of inclusion, exclusion and exception.

Textiles Environment Design (TED)
Over the last ten years TED has been developing a set of practice-based sustainable design strategies that assist designers in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment.

Carla Cruz and Antonio Contador
Carla Cruz and Antonio Contador
Antonio and Carla’s project Finding Money, London & Paris explores the social, political and creative repercussions related to the everyday occurrence of finding money on the street.

Prof. Ezio Manzini
Ezio Manzini
Design, service design, strategic design, sustainability, resilience, social innovation and theSLOC Scenario: small, local, open, connected.

Natalia Romik
Liquid Memory transacts in the substances of remembrance. As a prop to trigger memory exchange it will use liquors infused with the ambiences of places, people, situations.

Alicja Rogalska and Łukasz Surowiec
Tear Dealer is a pop-up stall where anyone can produce and sell their tears for cash. It creates a space for the collective experience of sadness as work.

management architecture research

mar interrogates the architecture of management structures in relation to ethical issues. mar focuses on institutions engaged in teaching and learning of art and design.

Elena Cologni
Lo Scarto (Touch) The space between people as residue and difference, and the knowledge of each other is embedded in objects produced in a process of visualisation through touch(prelinguistic.

Belle Tidswell
Emotional Baggage The Emotional Baggage Handling Service is about transacting Communication, Reflection and Emotions.

Julia Riddiough
Photographing Girls Archive imagery from pro-am photography manuals that utilise the male gaze and viewpoint to photograph women ... in order to sell products or just to consume women?

Sadie Hennessy
Stupid Club The fragility that defines rock/pop stars. The brevity of their lives paradoxically ensured the enduring nature of their (posthumous) careers.

Promoting legislation which would mean all parties have to put forward at least 50% women candidates in the Scottish Parliament and Council elections.

Mohammad Namazi
5 minutes art conversations
Individuals are invited discuss arts and the role of artists in the 21st century, generate experimental sounds and explore art in the lives of non-artists

Dr Dan Smith
Speculative values: Science Fiction Short Stories
Value is so often determined according to the social and economic conditions of a seemingly continuous present. To question accepted notions of value, I will read a selection of science fiction short stories at hourly intervals throughout the duration of the Market. The stories have been chosen for their sense of cognitive estrangement, and for their engagement with ideas related to value. Value is offered as something contingent, that can be imagined as otherwise, as a set of alternatives not determined by the social and economic conditions of the present. The readings will be offered to an audience, but not for free. In return, the audience must listen, think and engage, providing reciprocity through discussion. Details of the stories and schedule can be found here[1].

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