Lammas Land Haystack

Haystacks are a series of gatherings about rural undercurrents and practices in urban settings, set up by Kathrin in her home town London May 2013. Haystacks paused during the pandemic, and are restarting with the 2024 Lammas Land Haystack. Haystacks have no fixed location. Previous haystacks are listed here. /|\///|\\\///|||\\\\///\/\\//|\\\//|\\//\\||//|\\

New text in the library: As if it was a farm

We just added a new text to the website library: "As if it was a farm" was first written by Kathrin and Wapke from Myvillages in November 2023, and revised in January 2024, with input from Inez Dekker and Indra Gleizde, reflecting on questions and suggestions discussed during a Rural School of Economics gathering of friends, collaborators and comrades during the 20th anniversary weekend in Rotterdam in November 2023: “Looking back to the future we want”.

RSoE Writer in Residence - Kevser Güler

RURAL SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS WRITER IN RESIDENCE ROTTERDAM 2023 We are happy to announce a new activity of learning and reflection in our school - writers in residence. It is made in collaboration with Goethe Instituut Rotterdam. Kevser Güler - a Turkish curator - from 8 till 19 November will be a writer in residence for Rural School of Economics (RSoE), in our base - Rotterdam. She will meet our network and write about our birthday party.

Save the Date_17 November_Myvillages is 20

Looking back to the future we want – together celebrating and reflecting on 20 years of Myvillages 17 November 2023 in Rotterdam 11:00 - 16:00 Rural Rotterdam Trip 16:00 - 18:00 Gathering at TENT to connect and reconnect 18:00 - 20:00 DeUrbanising the Museum, panel and discussion at TENT 20:30 - 23:00 Party with good food and DJ Reza Afisina in Boerenzij Dear colleagues, friends, supporters and comrades of Myvillages

RSoE exhibition and event program at Radius, Delft

27 May – 20 August 2023Rural School of Economics takes part in show and program NATURECULTURES Chapter 2: THE GLASS CITY at the Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology - Radius, Delft (NL).For THE GLASS CITY, Rural School of Economics offers a temporary working space for the understanding of the rural beyond the binary with the urban. Instead, the rural is invoked as a place, a mindset, a memory, an amalgam of trans-local territories.

nonkrong 04 am Acker

nonkrong 04 auf dem Acker:Wie spreche ich mit meinem Dorf ?(Teil 2) A follow up conversation on how to initiate and communicate art and cultural projects in your rural community. After our last conversation at Wohnzimmer Alfter, we are meeting at the farm yard at Mandt, a local organic grower in Alfter. If it's sunny we'll be on the field. Mittwoch 19. April 2023 von 18.00 – 20.00 Uhr

nonkrong at Wohnzimmer Alfter on 22nd March at 18.30 CET

A third nonkrong in Alfter/Alanus University is taking place on Wednesday 22nd March at Wohnzimmer Alfter with the title "How to talk to my village?" - a question that came up in the previous nonkrong session after a discussion with Hey_Kompost on how to introduce new cultural initiatives to rural communities as a non-local, and how to connect so-called traditional practices with a feminist approach. Einladung an Alle nonkrong 03: Wie spreche ich mit meinem Dorf ?

Plans for 2023

In early December 2022 we launched "Lumbungsden" together with the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, to honour the enormous achievement and proposition made by ruangrupa during documenta fifteen, and to support the global call for #lumbungcontinues as a localised practice made by many. In the first half of 2023 the Rural School of Economics will be mainly active * in Lumsden with a summer school in early July* in Pushkino, with a trans-local visit from Zvizzchi in May* at Terrra in Brezoi, setting up a new permanent collective place initiated by aaa* and redrawing the economy with Master Business students and growers in Alfter * a year with new local research starting on "

COW CURRENCY Campaign by Rural School of Economics

Bazo wrote an autobiographical story about the Hamar people and Gele made drawings of his pastoral childhood memories. Lumbung Press at documenta fifteen was happy to print the unique material! And voilà! A publication about Hamar through their own perspective! The Hamar currency is cattle and all land is free to be used by anyone. The book is also a complicated story of a conflict between strict customs and demands for change.

Gemeinsam Ernte Feiern

DEUTSCHER TEXT: bitte scrollen ***************************************** Rural Undercurrents in and around KasselMeet and Greet, an Economic Summit, Lumbung Kios Market and Drawing Sessions 10 and 11 September 2022 Part of Meydan#3 Weekend at Lumbung Documenta fifteenOrganised by Rural School of Economics and partners Who holds land-based knowledge in a city and where does it become visible? Who are the women who run lasting economies? How can we share without talking?

Harvest Weekend in Kassel in August

(Please scroll down for English version) Die Rural School of EconomicsGemeinsam die bisherige Ernte FeiernWochenende 12. - 14. August 2022 Liebe Freund:innen und Partner:innen der Rural School of Economics Wir kennen uns nun seit einiger Zeit. Wir haben über das Ländliche nachgedacht, gezeichnet und sinniert. Das Wie und Warum unserer Arbeit verglichen. Was uns gemeinsam ist, ist die Freude am Tun, und Räume zu schaffen, in denen unsere Werte gelebt und wahrgenommen werden.

July in Kassel and elsewhere

July: Rural School of Economics in Kassel and elsewhere Our three spaces at Lumbung documenta in Kassel are in good use: the Drawing and Harvesting Room at Hafenstraße, the Rural Undercurrent Vending Machines at Hübner, and our mobile Plein-Air Kit. Drawing and trading are the two constants that weave together rural undercurrents and localrealities, and individual stories with collective histories. We keep harvesting and redistributing across the various ecosistems we are connected with.

Geological tour

Sunday 20 June from 13.00 – 14.00 CET Geological Tour Meet at Friedrichsplatz, in front of Fridericianum Guided walk to the Erdkilometer, a permanent art work by Walter de Maria for documenta 6 in 1977, which was inserted across the geological layers without honouring them. Together with Ottoneum based geologist Dr. Conny Kurz. Wapke made a geological animation of the site and you can watch it here.

4 Days of Public Events - and Sunday 26 June a Happy Hour

Tuesdays 21 June from 13.00 – 16.00 CET Noting at the New Rural Agenda Summit, a planetary conference by Lumbung member Jatiwangi art Factory. We bring banners - and one states the Rural School of Economics motto: How we see the rural is how want to relate to it. Wednesday 22 June from 14.00 – 15.00 CET Instagram live stream Reflecting on five years of collaborative Re-drawing the Economy in order to "

June dates in Kassel

If you are in Kassel this summer we cordially invite you to join the drawing sessions both within and outside of documenta venues, and some will be online. We have equipped a Composting Knowledge Drawing Room on the 3rd floor at Hafenstraße 76, and we have a mobile Plein Air Drawing Kit to set up sessions anywhere, for example at ruruHaus, at Lumbung Kios or in the Fulda Aue. Here is what's planned so far in June:

Sketching Trade Systems and Book Presentation

Friday 17 June from 14.30 -16.00 CET Local Undercurrent Automaten, Lumbung Kiosk at Hübner Areal Sketching Trade Systems and Book Presentation Describing and speculating on formats for trade systems that exist all around us, and alongside the mainstream retail logic: from donations to swaps, Happy Hours to for free. The idea of interdependent economies in the arts will be introduced by Kuba Szreder, author of The ABC of the projectariat: living and working in a precarious art world”, published by Manchester University Press and The Whitworth.

Wednesday 25 May Mini MAJELIS at ruruHaus and online

Mini-MAJELISRural School of EconomicsDrawing towards Cultural Resilienceand Future-Past EconomiesWednesday 25th May 2022from 12.00 - 20.00 CETat ruruHaus and in Kassel or join us on Zoom Plans for the day: 12.00Welcome by Myvillages and ruruHaus. (all English)Introducing the Rural School of Economics, local partners and learning together in and around Kassel. With Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages. Introducing the programme for the day & moderator Amira El Ah.

Plein Air in Nordstadtpark Kassel

Plein Air Come over to Kassel / komm auch nach Nordstadtpark Kassel -Samstag, 14.5. und Sonntag, 15.5.Zeichenaktion mit Myvillages, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, und Theresa Marx, Wapke Feenstra, Gerrit Retterath, Nicola Anna Dubiel und viele anderen… 12–17:30 Uhr. Beim Zeichnen unter freiem Himmel wird die Natur des Nordstadtparks genauer in den Blick genommen. Die Ergebnisse des Workshops werden Teil des Documenta-Programms. Das Angebot wird der Auftakt eines Zeichen-Sommers. Plein Air in Nordstadtpark KasselDrawing with Myvillages, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, and Theresa Marx, Wapke Feenstra, Gerrit Retterath, Nicola Anna Dubiel and many others…12–5.