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Mutual Restructure

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Company Drinks, Outdoor Bowls Pavilion

Barking Park, Longbridge Road

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Mutual Restructure: Community Governance, Participatory Decision-Making & Cooperative Practices

The White House and Create London invite you to join us for a series of exploratory conversations and practical workshops to examine the challenges we face in generating and supporting greater participatory control over resources and community life.

The day will bring together groups, organisations and individuals who demonstrate different processes of mutuality, cooperative working and participatory governance. Together we will explore different models, approaches and challenges to decentralise decision-making across social, cultural, economic and political spheres and systems.

The day will:

- Explore different community governance models and approaches to understand where we are now and where we need to be;

- Explore current participatory and cooperative decision-making within an arts and heritage context;

- Undertake practical learning to develop collective and sustainable strategies.

Event Contributors:
Tom Crawford (Cubitt) / Hilary Jennings (Happy Museum Project) / Siôn Whellens / Stephanie Gamauf / Kathrin Böhm (The Centre for Plausible Economies) / Denise Bowler (Whitworth Art Gallery / Constituent Museum) / Verity-Jane Keefe and others

Cubitt: Tom Crawford
Cubitt is an artist-led co-operative based in Islington, London. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit gallery, 32 artist studios and a locally-focused education programme.

Tom Crawford is a Cubitt Artist and Co-chair of the Public Programmes Committee. Tom Crawford works with moving image, painting, print and installation to explore the politics of urbanism and the class antagonisms that go hand in hand. His video work draws on methods of abstraction, using found and original footage to construct narratives that consider nostalgia and its role in distorting the imaginable future. He completed an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ University in 2011 and has since contributed to exhibitions and projects with Syndicate, Tenderpixel, Art Night, Southwark Park Galleries, South Kiosk, Bloc Projects, and g39.

Happy Museum Project: Hilary Jennings
Hilary Jennings is Director of the Happy Museum Project supports museums, and other cultural institutions to experiment with practice which supports the wellbeing of people, place and planet. She is Co-Chair of the Transition Network, a charitable organisation supporting a global movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world - the organisation has recently moved to a shared governance model using consensual decision making. She is also a trustee of Bioregional (founder of One Planet Living) and an active member of a local Neighbourhood Forum, Healthy Streets group and Transition initiative in Tooting SW London.

Siôn Whellens
Siôn Whellens works for Calverts, a worker coop in East London doing creative design and print. He moonlights as a cooperative organiser, working with new and established groups, taking a coop approach to securing work, housing and space. He has worked with several collectives of artists, arts graduates and activists. Siôn also co-designed SolidFund (the Worker Coop Solidarity Fund), a resource for worker coop education, co-mentoring, skills development and organisation

Stephanie Gamauf
Stephanie Gamauf is a Community Organiser based in Brixton. Her background is in international development and participatory democracy. In the past she has been involved in community capacity building projects with NGOs and UN programmes in Mexico and Kenya.

The Centre for Plausible Economies: Kathrin Böhm
Everybody is exposed to economic forces, but nobody seems to be in control. Responding to this frustration with upbeat pragmatism, the Centre for Plausible Economies brings together artistic action and critical thinking to reclaim the economy. It is as a new platform for mapping and reimagining economic systems, in the arts and beyond. The Centre for Plausible Economies was initiated by Kathrin Böhm and Kuba Szreder and opened on 08 June 2018.

Kathrin Böhm is a London based artist whose collaborative work focuses on the collective (re-)production of public space, trade as public realm and the everyday as a starting point for culture.
Kathrin is a founding member of the international artist group Myvillages (Myv), the artist initiative Keep it Complex - Make it Clear (KIC), art and architecture collective Public Works (pw), and the Centre for Plausible Economies. She set up the Haystacks series in 2013 and arts enterprise Company Drinks in 2014.

Verity-Jane Keefe
Verity-Jane Keefe is a visual artist working predominantly in the public realm to explore the complex relationship between people and place. Her work encompasses working with moving image, text, installation and utilises archival and research methodologies.

She is interested in the role of the artist within urban regeneration and how experiential practice can touch upon and raise ambitions of existing communities. She has an ongoing, accidental love affair with Outer London and has been working in Barking and Dagenham for over 10 years on self-initiated commissions, including The Mobile Museum, and in partnership with the borough’s Heritage, Planning Policy and Regeneration departments. Her practice celebrates the everyday qualities of places, uncovering and celebrating, documenting, archiving and responding to changes within the built environment and setting up platforms to share experiences of these changes.

Verity-Jane Keefe is currently carrying out a year-long residency with Create London & The White House, taking place across Dagenham’s Becontree Estate through 2019, as part of Living Together.

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Part of Living Together, a project by artist Verity-Jane Keefe and Create London celebrating the centenary of Dagenham’s Becontree Estate in 2021. Living Togetheris being developed over 2019 through a year-long residency at The White House.


Part of Mutual Restructure, a programme of research and activity to explore The White House’s structure; interrogating its model, governance systems, decision-making processes, how it operates and cooperates, to move towards a new model of independence.Mutual Restructurewill see us work with our communities to undertake a process of collective learning, to test out and generate a new model that is reflective of our ethos and representative of our community; spanning programme, governance and operation.

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In partnership with and hosted by The Centre for Plausible Economies at Company Drinks.

This event is supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


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