This bustling pop-up market featured artists, designers,
economists, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists
and others who creatively explore existing structures of evaluation
and actively produce new ones.
Organised by Critical Practice, #TransActing took place on the
historic Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, located between Tate
Britain and Chelsea College of Arts. The Market showcased a
skillshare, a peoples bureau, organ donation, an economy of
promises, commoners, a fablab, a bring your own BBQ, virtuous
communities, a speakers’ corner - even a kiosk buying tears.
Multiple currencies were circulating during the market day, not all
of them monetary.
For #TransActing public works developed a series of bespoke
stalls, designed to adapt to the market needs following the open
source Autoprogettazione building system developed by
italian designer Enzo Mari.
The stalls were built collaboratively over a construction week
prior the market day by Critical Practice, public works and other
These stands were interspersed with spaces of assembly and
exchange - a speakers’ corner, a social cinema.
Critical Practice is: Metod Blejec, Marsha Bradfield, Cinzia
Cremona, Neil Cummings, Neil Farnan, Angela Hodgson-Teal, Kar- em
Ibrahim, Catherine Long, Amy McDon- nell, Claire Mokrauer-Madden,
Eva Sajovic, Kuba Szreder, Sissu Tarka and many more besides.
#TransActing was organised by Critical Practice and designed in
collaboration with public works. It was part of Camberwell, Chelsea
& Wimbledon (CCW) Graduate School’s public programme.
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