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The Rich as a Minority Group, Rabbits Road Institute, London
28th April - 7th May 2016
Exhibition and event series, an Alternative School of Economics project with Little Ilford Secondary School, Manor Park, Newham.

Precariat Centre, Grand Union, Birmingham
Sunday 28th Feb, 2pm-4:30pm
Alternative School of Economics workshop looking at the definition and understanding of the ‘precariat class’.

ICA Text2Speech, Reading event for ICA Student Forum
25th February 2016
Reading session at the ICA Studio on Ivan Illich's 1978 book: "The Right to Useful Unemployment", focusing on Chapter 1 in this text, entitled 'Disabling Market Intensity'.
In response to archival display of ICA exhibition, Art into Society - Society into Art: Seven German Artists (29 October - 24 November 1974).

A Future Library with OOMK Open School East, London
21st January 2016
Talk at A Future Library event hosted by OOMK, with other invited artists and art library specialists Leila Kassir, and Nicholas Brown. Organised and supported by Bookworks and Arts Council England.

Rabbits Road Institute update
January 2016
Since May last year the Alternative School of Economics has been working on a number of projects in Manor Park, Newham. In November we moved into Rabbits Road Institute space in the Old Manor Park Library, and began our programme of events, talks, workshops and film screenings.
New website: http://oldmanorparklibrary.org/rri.

Rabbits Road Institute
April 2015-September 2016
The Alternative School of Economics is embarking on a new 18 month project in Manor Park, Newham. A partnership with Newham Libraries, we are developing a series of projects with local community groups and setting up the Rabbits Road Institute, a new space in the former Carnegie Manor Park Library on Romford Road. The Institute will be a space for study programmes, events, lectures, performances and social gatherings that reflect local knowledge and experience, and will carry on as a centre for self-education and research beyond our time there.
Rabbits Road Institute is a Create London project, supported by the Arts Council of England and London Borough of Newham.

A Labour of Love, Basic Mountain, 1A Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP.
21st February 2015
A Labour of Love is a public symposium stimulating discussions about the practical experiences of art working and the impact of post-crash economics on art and ideas. With contributors including artists Marianne Flotron, The Alternative School of Economics (Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) and Rehana Zaman this afternoon of presentations, films and discussion reflects on contemporary labour and how the work of the artist is tied to wider economic and political shifts.
Devised by Jenny Richards in association with Collective and supported through the public engagement programme for GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.

Talk at symposium "Economies of the Creative"
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Basel.
11th Feb 2015
Lecture about The Alternative School of Economics. The symposium is part of a research network at the University called 'Swiss Cultural Entrepreneurship', who are organising the conference "Economies of Aesthetics" in June 2015.

Talk at UCL Art Museum, London
15th January 2015
Talk with Lynette Cawthra Library Manager at The Working Class Movement Library about photographic work Spanish Civil war series (001-008), which won the UCL Art Museum prize in 2014, and is now part of the Museum's collection.

The Alternative School of Economics has a *new* Website!

The Fiction of Money, MirrorCity, Hayward Gallery, London.
Events Weekend 13th-16th February, 2015
An afternoon study session exploring the abstracted nature of money with a behind-the-scenes tour of J.P. Morgan's trading floor in Canary Wharf, and a discussion with guest speaker Nigel Dodd Professor of Sociology at London School of Economics.

Nominated for the Saatchi New Sensations Award

UCL Art Museum Prize
June 2014
Photographic installation Spanish Civil War series (001-008) awarded prize, and the work will go into the collections of the Art Museum.

MFA Degree Shows 2014, Slade School of Art, UCL, Gower Street, London, 12th June-18th June

Difference or Sociality, Woburn Research Centre, Slade School of Art, 27th-31st January 2014
Research project and exhibition with Adam Dembski-Bowden, Jesse Darling, Nuno Direitinho, Amy Feneck, Helena Hunter, Milou van der Maaden, Imran Perretta, Charlie Richardson, Cheryl Simmons, Xin Shen. Invited contributer to discussion - writer and critic Tom Snow.

The Politics of the Archive, Manchester School of Art
5th July 2013
Invited panel participant, hosted by Conway and Young.

Landmark Seizures / Aid and Abet, Cambridge.
2-25th May
Workshop, leading a discussion on 'usefulness' for exhibition Landmark Seizures. http://landmarkseizures.wordpress.com/

For the Love of It
May 15th 2013
Artquest Conference exploring the assumptions, expectations and myths of working as an artist today. Conducted workshop about 'Value' in collaboration with Neil Cummings and Sophie Hope.

The Alternative School of Economics
Now has a website, which (so far) features the fold-out pamphlet we made for the exhibition Now I Gotta Reason. The pamphlet is designed by An Endless Supply.

NOW I GOTTA REASON, Jerwood Space, London.
7 November - 9 December 2012.
Project curated by Grizedale Arts and Marcus Coates.
Other participants in the show include: Marcus Coates, Michael Davis, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Steve Ounanian, An Endless Supply, Kathrin Böhm and Grizedale Arts.
In collaboration with Ruth Beale we ran series of study groups titled "Money, Money, Money", unpicking the mystery of money for the individual negotiating day-to-day life in neoliberal capitalism. Participatory discussions used books loaned by the Working Class Movement Library in Salford and other research material.
We also ran a Skill Swap Bazaar every week in the gallery space.
At the closing party at the end of the project we launched The Alternative School of Economics
Here is a review of the exhibition by Ruth Hogan for thisistomorrow

Cove Park Residency
Awarded a one-to-one collaborative residency at Cove Park, Scotland, to develop a project at The Working Class Movement Library.

Working Class Movement Library research and development grant
A forthcoming project between myself and Ruth Beale at The Working Class Movement Library, Salford has just been awarded a research and development grant from Arts Council England.

Cura Magazine - artists project
Feb 2012
Arms Holding Flags in Cura Issue 10, a collaborative project with Caterina Riva, writer, curator and director of Art Space New Zealand.

A Guide to the New Monument Project
20th of December
Performance of A Guide to the New Monument Complex on Salford City Radio 94.4FM, www.salfordcityradio.org
Commission by SEVEN SITES, curated by Laura Mansfield and Swen Steinhauser.

All I Can See is the Management, Gasworks, London.
7th October - 11th December 2011
Group exhibition and programme of events that looks at how artists address the pervasiveness of managerial culture from the late 1970s to today.

Working Class Movement Library
July-September 17th 2011.
Versuche - Solo Exhibition of new work and research materials from The Working Class Movement Library collections.