The Showroom

The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON


The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is an ongoing ‘living research’ project initiated by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht as an exploration of the domestic sphere.

The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON is an extension of this project, commissioned by The Showroom to further develop the work of the GDR.

At The Showroom an exhibition of contemporary and historical artworks and an evolving reference library became the base for a series of activities that probed the ideas surrounding the GDR and drew connections between it and the work of The Showroom's Communal Knowledge programme.

The research generated by the original GDR project and its offshoots is documented in Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook, which was produced by Casco. A launch took place at The Showroom in late 2014.

The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON was realised in the framework of COHAB, a two-year project initiated by The Showroom, Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, supported by a Cooperation Measures grant from the European Commission Culture 2007–2013 Programme.

It was additionally supported by: Mondriaan Foundation, Arts Council England and Outset Contemporary Art Fund, as The Showroom’s Production Partner 2012.

  1. Event Read-in with Annette Krauss, Laura Pardo and Marina Stavrou

  2. Event GDR Reading Group

  3. Event Film screening with a women's organisation

  4. Event Workshop: Matthijs de Bruijne and Justice for Domestic Workers

  5. Event Presentation of Futures Plan

  6. Event Workshop: Quintin Kynaston school and Annette Krauss

  7. Event Church Street Neighbourhood Management Networking Lunch