European Art Research Network Conference


European Art Research Network | 2018 Conference at DIT Grangegorman

Key-Note speakers include:

Dawn Weleski, Conflict Kitchen, Pittsburgh
Bernard Stiegler, Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation, Paris
Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation

Other participants include: Louise Adkins, Alistair Alexander / Tactical Tech, Lonnie Van Brummelen, David Capener, Katarzyna Depta-Garapich, Ram Krishna Ranjam, Rafal Morusiewicz, Stephanie Misa, Vukasin Nedeljkovic / Asylum Archive, Fiona Woods, Connell Vaughan & Mick O’Hara, Tommie Soro.

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Contributory economies are those exchange networks and peer 2 peer (P2P) communities that seek to challenge the dominant value system inherent to the nation-state. This two-day conference addresses these economies through artistic research.

Since the 2008 financial crisis, alternative economies have been increasingly explored through digital platforms, and artistic and activist practices that transgress traditional links between nation and economy.

Digital networks have the potential to challenge traditional concepts of sovereignty and geo-politics. Central to these networks and platforms is a broad understanding of ‘technology’ beyond technical devices to include praxis-oriented processes and applied knowledges, inherent to artistic forms of research. Due to the aesthetic function of the nation, artistic researchers are critically placed to engage with the multiple registers at play within this conference. The guiding concept of the conference ‘Inter-Nation’ comes from the work of anthropologist Marcel Mauss (‘A Different Approach to Nationhood’, 1920), proposed an original understanding of both concepts that opposes traditional definitions of State and Nationalism. More recently, Michel Bauwens argues for inquiry into the idea of the commons in this context. While, Bernard Stiegler has revisited this definition of the ‘Inter-Nation’ as a broader concept in support of contributory economies emerging in digital culture.

Developed at a crucial time on the island of Ireland, when Brexit is set to redefine relations. The conference engages key thematics emerging out of this situation, such as: digital aesthetics and exchange, network cultures and peer communities, the geo-politics of centre and margin.

The conference will be hosted across three locations within the city centre; Wood Quay Venue for main key-note and PhD researcher presentations; Studio 6 at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios for an evening performance event, and Smithfield Market where a screeing event is hosted at Lighthouse Cinema.

Complimentary lunch and refreshments by Luncheonette / Jennie Moran is provided for all registered attendees.


Schedule Outline:

DAY ONE: Thursday 18 October 10.00 - 17:30

10.00 - 10.30 Conference Registration

Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Location


EVENING PERFORMANCE EVENT 18:00 Thursday 18th October

Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Louise Adkins: Notes for a Performance – (Re)visioning a Smoky Meeting.

(Please note numbers for this venue are limited. )


DAY TWO: Friday 19th October

10.00 - 12.00: SCREENING EVENT Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Market, Dublin 7. Location

STONES HAVE LAWS (2018) A film Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan with co-director Tolin Alexander. (Preview Screening)

Admission is free, but a separate booking required for this screening event : Please reserve your place at

12.30 -17.00 Conference continues at Wood Quay Venue.

Organised by:

European Artistic Research Network (EARN)

Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media (GradCAM)

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Dublin School of Creative Arts, DIT

With additional support from CREATE - Ireland’s National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts



Wood Quay Venue

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Lighthouse Cinema


Image Credit: House of Ferment ArtBoom Festival, Kraków, Poland, 2015 by Kasia Depta-Garapich