The project Experts of the Undercommons is a public program that during 2023 takes form around the discussion and enactment of counter-infrastructures of knowledge, art, and expertise.
In a series of workshops, talks, and readings groups with artists, theorists, and activists, the public program seeks to question what happens underneath today’s knowledge economy; how new forms of transversal knowledge, skills, and literacies can be nurtured and socialized in the undercommon worlds inhabited by precarious cultural and cognitive workers.
Against the backdrop of the vast implementation and construction of technoscientific infrastructures and the equally vast contestation of established knowledge authorities, the project investigates experimental and antagonistic formats of distributing and socializing expertise. How can we exploit the conflicts prompted by so-called “post-truth” forces and the related “crisis of expertise” for more emancipatory agendas? How might we be able to organize and facilitate conditions on which a “riotous epistemology” can evolve? Find ways to conspire together otherwise?
The project is a collaboration between Kunsthal Aarhus and researcher, critic, and editor Tobias Dias. It is funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation