Media: Trade School 2011
Friday March 31, 6 pm, Keynote
Idea Lab: a resource-sharing practice
New York City can feel like a difficult place to make art, but often the resources we need to make our work are right in our community. The Idea Lab is a simple practice that helps connect artists, designers, and craftspeople to share ideas and resources. This Idea Lab will be facilitated by OurGoods.org co-founder Caroline Woolard.
What happens at the Idea Lab?
Artists and makers of all kinds meet at the Visible Futures Lab at SVA
We split into small groups
Each artist shares their challenge
The small group brainstorms resources and ideas to meet that challenge
The whole group comes together to address any unmet challenges
Whether you need help refining an idea, access to space or equipment, connections to experts in another field, or information about venues for your work, you can find it at an Idea Lab! You will leave with actionable ideas, a better understanding of your challenge, and a new support network.
Idea Labs start promptly - please arrive five minutes early!WHEN: Wednesday, April 12th from 3-5pm
WHERE: Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts
132 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 (7th Floor)
Caroline Woolard will be running a workshop at the Santuary for Independent Media and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the formation of resources sharing networks.
Caroline Woolard facilitates sessions for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s SEED and Artist as Activist grantees at the Residency campus in Captiva, Florida.
Caroline Woolard will present in Bolsena, Italy with Community Economies Research Network.
Caroline Woolard and Jodie Evans are writers in residence at the Mesa Refuge to work on their book, Growing a Local Peace Economy (Chelsea Green, 2017).
Caroline Woolard will be a session leader at Nomad9 at the University of Hartford
Caroline Woolard will give a presentation at Mildred's Lane during MILDRED ARCHAEOLOGY II. Mark Dion, J. Morgan Puett, with local and visiting historians and artists continue to study the site of The Mildred’s Lane Transhistorical Society and Museum, an ongoing project at the heart of the greater Mildred’s Lane project.
Caroline Woolard is a faculty mentor in this intensive studio residency, hosted by SVA’s MFA Fine Arts Department, which has been designed for artists working in cross-platform, non-disciplinary practices that aim for the intersection of art and ideas.
(March 2014) by Caroline Woolard
Artists Report Back used data about artists’ demographics, occupations, educational attainment, field of degree, and earnings as recorded by The Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) to make statements about the current conditions and contradictions of working artists and arts graduates.
from BFAMFAPhD (July 2014)
(Solidarity Economy Poster, 2010)
This is a guide to think through: (1) how a project communicates your intentions (2) how you can best learn and grow as an artist / designer.
(April 2014) by Caroline Woolard
Caroline Woolard a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program, located at 28 Liberty Street in Lower Manhattan.
Caroline Woolard co-creates projects and institutions for the solidarity economy. Her feminist, transdisciplinary method connects discrete objects to aligned contexts of circulation. For example, Woolard builds sculptures for barter only as she also co-creates international barter networks; she fabricates model Shaker housing and she also co-convenes organizers of community land trusts; she co-creates card games for the commons as she also directs a study center for group work.
Her multi-year, collaborative institutions include OurGoods.org (since 2008); TradeSchool.coop (since 2009); BFAMFAPhD.com (since 2014); NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (since 2015). Recent commissions include WOUND, Cooper Union, New York, NY (2016); and Capitoline Wolves, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2016), and Exchange Café, MoMA, New York, NY (2014).
Woolard's upcoming events, full bio, projects, institutions, writing, and past talks are below. Download a PDF of her career narrative here and critical writing about her work here. Email Caroline Woolard [at] gmail [dot] com to request more information.