Artist and organizer Caroline Woolard presents two approaches to low-cost furniture making: freegan and open access. Topics of discussion include her work with The Museum of Modern Art (New York), her "Manifesto for Making" and the opportunities and challenges of both one-off, freegan furniture and batch-produced, open-access furniture.
Woolard, a Rhode Island native and Cooper Union graduate, holds strong commitments to the solidarity economy movement and to conceptual art. In 2009, she co-founded three systems for cultural production: a studio space, a barter network and Trade School, a "barter for instruction" endeavor. These experimental systems of mutual aid inform and enable her short-term projects. Her recent projects include "Exchange Cafe," at MoMA; "The Economy of We," at University of Massachusetts Amherst; and a "barricade to bed" toolkit for a cyberfeminist event at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. Woolard is a resident in the Queens Museum Studio Program, teaches at The New School and is currently working towards a community land trust for a coalition of artists, internet activists and community organizers.
Presented by the Visible Futures Lab.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Free and open to the public
Visible Futures Lab
132 West 21st Street