ORGANOLOGY – Art and Society

Footnotes Summer School Theme

ORGANOLOGY - Art and Society

ORGANOLOGY articulates questions and concerns around the role that art (schools) might play within society in 2045, if and how art (schools) could contribute to societal changes.

  • What role will art (schools) play within society in 2045?
  • How might art (schools) contribute to societal changes?
  • Where might they fall short?


ORGANOLOGY with Edwin Ramirez, Criptonite

About Criptonite

About Edwin Ramirez

ORGANOLOGY with Noor Abed & Lara Khaldi, School of Intrusions

About School of Intrusions

About Noor Abed

About Lara Khaldi

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ORGANOLOGY Working Group

At the Footnotes Summer School, a group of creative thinkers gathered to work, think and play around “Art and Society.” For this travelled to the year 2045 together.

Get to know their world and work…

Organology is an informal interterritorial network of co-conspirators, formed in Paris, France, in 2032. The group collectively operates from an activist standpoint, otherwise known as “Robin Hood mode”, creating advantageous diversions and interventions to strengthen the place of art in society. Their interests and interventions centre on social, political and economic interests. Organology’s initial focus began in exploring how classical music could be applied as a tool for building society. Now, in 2045, having worked together for over ten years, their membership and thus interests and activities have reached more broadly into arts, education, and culture in society. Collectively, Organology acknowledges that in today’s world artists have multiple and often contradictory professional identities and that their jobs are typically situation-specific, taking place in trans-professional contexts ranging from hospitality and well-being to education and organisation development. Their work and research is therefore responsive to these shifting social and economic contexts.

The key interest ORGANOLOGY brought to the 2045 Footnotes Conference was to identify the central conditions from which artists and arts institutions operate safely and sustainably in society today. In doing so they endeavoured to source tools and frameworks to create conditions that could: 1) Grant equal access to arts educational institutions for all; 2) Highlight the need to critically scrutinise students and participants’ backgrounds, expectations, and needs; and 3) Investigate alternative operational models of art schools with attention to the inclusion of minority and marginalised groups, access to basic income and entrepreneurship possibilities, and accessibility.

ORGANOLOGY presented their manifesto at the Footnotes Summer School:


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