Re-drawing Workshops

Plausible Art and Plausible Economies

Thu 30 January 2020

Oxford Road
M15 6ER

The Whitworth Manchester

A workshop on visualising an alternative economy for the public museum, led by Centre of Plausible Economies.

“One of the simplest tools we have is a pen. With a pen we can redraw and reorganise the way people see things. At Centre for Plausible Economies we apply this way of thinking to economy. We believe that by mobilising our imagination and skills, we are able not only to shift economic perception but also change the way our everyday economies function.” (Kate Raworth)

Redrawing the Economy is conceived as an open research project that uses artistic methods to support economic investigations. It will use the Whitworth as a case study and will be conducted in collaboration with artists, economists, communities, local businesses, and cultural organisations. Together, we will investigate and visualise the everyday economies of the museum, its economic and artistic ecosystem, to facilitate better understanding of the economy as a public realm that can be collectively reclaimed.

This workshop will introduce different approaches to understanding a museum’s economy, with contributions from staff at The Whitworth and colleagues at Alliance Manchester Business School.

This event is part of Economics the Blockbuster, an action research project and exhibition that will take place at the Whitworth in autumn 2021, in partnership with Alliance Manchester Business School.