In March and April 2023 Study Pattern Collective host an online discussion series with curators, academics and researchers Dr Frances C. Koya Vaka’uta, Larys Frogier, Elvira Espejo Ayca, Manuela Moscoso, Zena Cumpston and Dr Vanessa Machado de Oliveira Andreotti.
In this series of gatherings we shared some possibilities for epistemic shifts—some speculative and others involving very practical and concrete steps—towards undoing institutional working rituals. We share these conversations as a process of continuously composting knowledge that can contribute to our collective struggles. In this series we have invited people who have had an intimate impact on us as researchers and artists and in whose work we see references and possibilities for breathing, imagining, making and instituting otherwise.
Since 2021 our research gatherings have been composed of invisible and visible encounters as a need to learn with each other, and also from peers in intersecting fields who share the same concerns: collectively considering what are the pedagogies of transition (Rolando Vazquez, 2021) towards different modes of instituting? For us, instituting is closely connected to the curatorial, which we understand as a gesture of caring with others that would collectively lead us to more sustainable working methodologies. Study Pattern is committed to physical encounters as an occasion to learn with peers and places. We have been hosted by Centro de Acercamiento Rural (CAR) Inland in Madrid in July 2022, SOLAR (Tepotzlán, México) in March 2023, Cocina Colaboratorio (Xochimilco, Mexico) in March 2023.