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In Kassel, the collectives materialize under the common umbrella of Arts Collaboratory School (AC School), sharing the acquired practice and knowledges of the network and its members. AC School comprises an array of initiatives that unfold in ruruHaus, Trafohaus, and a range of spaces that otherwise spring to life for the purpose of different projects. Based on the idea of openness and exchange and bringing together a diversity of “times and spaces,” AC School has set up, among others, a radio station, a newsroom, a living room-library, as well as a presentation of printed materials across the city of Kassel and a series of meetings, including cooking sessions.


Arts Collaboratory’s tool for communicating content, known as the TAM-TAM, a hybrid newsletter and magazine, has been transformed into documentamtam, available online on the collective’s website. Several issues have been published before the 100 days of the exhibition connecting the experiences of the network to that of the lumbung members and artists on collectivity, collective pots, assemblying, shared political struggles, and artistic practice that is entangled with the social.

This is a collaborative publication made by the Arts Collaboratory Ecosystem’s AC School Working Group, as part of our participation in documenta fifteen.

We believe in the practice of collective listening, conversation and sharing as tools for learning and unlearning.

For the 100 days we will harvest collectively the reflections, feelings and affections that raise from our participation and sharings at documenta fifteen. 


«Itacate» (from Nahuatl itacatl) refers to the homemade food that accompanies us on a road or trip. In Mexico, it is a common word for take-out food that we prepare as an act of love, care and generosity.

Instead of dividing or differentiating, exhibition in AC School is a space to empower and define what makes our togetherness. We are thinking of an alternative exhibition that works like a collectively organized party. Someone is making a playlist while the others are cooking. The decorations are being prepared and the neighbors are involved too. The party theme is being developed as we are in constant dialogue between each other.

Code as Commons proposes an activation and reactivation of the idea of the commons through code-based experiences and a common involvement-participation.

Around the hosting artists group, try to build the necessary information and practical steps and strategies to invite people from our ecosystems to “study”, share and join us at documenta fifteen.

18/06 - 25/09 // 2022

11:00 | TrafoHaus Park + Radio Itinerante


Hosted by AC Radio
Live shows with interviews, improvisation and dj sets with the aim to activate the space through performance and sound. This series of activities will be regarding the question “Where is the art?” but also related reflections about: How does the art sound? Can the radio be a kind of art or is ti only a media? Does art need a space or could art be ubiquitous? Is art a question of space or a question of time? and When is the time for art? Does everything have to be record? What about the polution of memory? With the harvest of responses around documenta fifteen with partticipants of AC School @documenta, other artists form documenta and the public, we seek not only to dialogue and give feedback on the event, but also generating a memory of documenta through its voices, sounds and noises.


20:30 - 21:00 | TrafoHaus Park


Hosted by AC Radio, Ligas

Experimental Sound Performance

18/06 - 24/06 // 2022

20:00 - 22:00 | TrafoHaus Park


Hosted by AC Radio, Una Otra Resolución

Electronic Music session

06/07 - 08/07 // 2022

18:00 - 20:00 | TrafoHaus Park


Meta-Radio: Radio as a type of art

Live show performance by Radio Tropiezo and spontaneous guests with improvisation, mixes, juxtapositions, noises and spoken word.

07/07 - 09/07 // 2022

14:30 - 17:30 | Commons Library Space at Fridskul

Power to the commons assembly!

Hosted by Code As Commons

A perspective from the global south.


10:00 - 12:00 | TrafoHaus Park

Radio AC: narrative herbarium

Hosted by Itacateca

A series of interviews with plant beings.


18:00 - 19:00 | TrafoHaus Park

Parliament of things - non-human dialogues

Hosted by Code As Commons

Plants, rocks, wood, water, grains or others are the elements of this parliament, a non-human conversation and relationship that explores the principles of Good Living


18:00 - 19:00 | TrafoHaus Park

Low cost code system-Livecoding Performance

Hosted by Code As Common

Livecoding was born and has been developed in a hacker environment, where the philosophy of open source, transparency and community are structural.
The hacker culture (jaquer*) digital – multimedia, opens alternative spaces that allow infinite creative and artistic possibilities through co-creation, collaboration and knowledge exchange.


17:00 - 19:00 | TrafoHaus Park

Feminist economy and Political Imagination

Hosted by AC Radio

A conversation between Stefanía Acevedo and Cassie Thornton about economy and how does money affect our emotions and sense of value.


12:00 - 20:00 | RuruHaus

Feast: time to cook and share the harvest. Presentation of the Food and Climate Justice Assembly

Hosted by Itacateca.

We recognize food, tastes, recipes and ingredients as portals to our territories, cultures, diversities, stories, relationships and resistances. This event includes a radio broadcast with the Arts Collaboratory ecosystem.


10:00 - 14:00 | TrafoHaus Park

Seed embodiment

Hosted by Itacateca

Body practice for the disposition and activation of the sensoriality to listen to non-human languages. We will do a collective deriva and at the end we will share some food in Trafo Haus (in the park, if the weather is nice.

10/08 - 11/08 // 2022

18:00 - 19:20 | TrafoHaus Park + Radio Itinerante


Hosted by Theater 705 and Crater Invertido

It is a performative act (actos performáticos) which gathered it’s momentum from the comic book “Kuns by Return” by Crater Invertido that refers to their practice of collective imaginary-making through years.


10:00 - 14:00 | TrafoHaus Park

AC Territories LIVE presentation

Hosted by AC Radio