Study Days

Decentralising Political Economies or DPE

19 – 23 November 2021

DPE is an open-source research platform
by The Whitworth (Manchester, UK)
Liverpool John Moore University’s School of Art and Design (Liverpool, UK)
and The Association of Arte Útil


This symposium is a research event with art professionals (artists, curators, and directors of cultural organisations), academics, researchers, constituencies and practitioners who apply art as a tool to be used as a resource for social, economic and political change.

The Icebergian Economies of Contemporary Art pamphlet edited by Kathrin Böhm and Luba Szreder as the Centre for Plausible Economies has been part of the CPE Librray for a while.

During the online symposium both Kuba and Kathrin will present ideas and contribute to discussions around art as economic practice:


05 November 2021 | 15:00-17:00 GMT | PANEL DISCUSSION: Decentralising Political Economies as Hacking Strategy with Manolo Callahan and Annie Paradise (USA), Kuba Szreder (PL), Sarah Lovell (UK), Alessandra Saviotti (IT/NL) and John Byrne (UK).


19 November 2021 | 14:30 – 16:30 GMT | PANEL DISCUSSION: Reclaim the Economy as a Social Activity by the Means of Art with Kathrin Böhm (UK), Laura Clarke (UK), Bahar Noorizadeh (IR/CA) and Poppy Bowers (UK)


To read the full programme click here.
To register click here .