Communal Knowledge is a programme of collaborative projects with local and international artists and designers that employs different forms of action and critical reflection towards building an accumulative shared body of knowledge. It was launched in January 2010 following a six-month research and development phase, following The Showroom’s move to the Church Street Neighbourhood.
For more information or to get involved please contact: email@example.com
or on 020 7724 4300.
Communal Knowledge projects aim to generate playful and experimental avenues for critical reflection on issues at stake in The Showroom’s neighbourhood, and ways to think about change on micro to macro levels. Projects challenge how certain norms, values or imposed categories of thought enter into one’s ways of approaching everyday life. The emphasis is on finding ways to re-think or ‘unlearn’ established norms, values, codes, roles and relations, and to produce alternative body of knowledge gained through activity and experience.
This includes temporarily mixing established groups, roles or relations through dialogue or role play; meetings between people who might not normally find themselves together; hybrid and heterogeneous modes of collectivity, identities, and codes of behaviour.