Creative Future Academy (CFA) is delighted to present a special online event centred on the work of internationally acclaimed art collectives as part of their events and talks programme.

Guest participants for this event will be ruangrupa, a Jakarta-based group founded by artists and curators, who in 2022 directed the documenta fifteen exhibition in Kassel, Germany, and Array Collective, a group of multidisciplinary artists located in Belfast and winners of the 2021 Turner Prize.

Hosted by the National College of Art and Design — one of the three partner institutions (along with IADT and UCD) collaborating to develop the Creative Futures Academy — this online discussion will present an opportunity to learn about the work of these pioneering collectives, offering insights into how they have learned to practice as independent groups in their specific local contexts and beyond.

The discussion will involve a spontaneous and on-the-spot ‘quick-fire’ session of questions – using models of knowledge exchange created as part of ruangrupa’s artists-led education workshop ‘Gudskul’. Gudskul is a public learning space that promotes the importance of critical and experimental dialogue through a sharing process and experience-based learning and is initiated by ruangrupa, Serrum and Grafis Huru Hara.

Join in on Saturday 21st January at 12pm (GMT) / 1pm (CET) for this exciting online event.

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