Council for Arts and Social Practice (CASP) is delighted to be an official partner in India for 7000 HUMANS, a global community network that connects to 7000 Oaks, one of Joseph Beuys’ (a founder of Fluxus) most beloved social sculpture works.
A collaboration between social artist and cultural activist, Shelley Sacks, and permaculture designer, Ulrike Oemisch, 7000 HUMANS is an initiative of the global Social Sculpture Lab for New Knowledge and an Eco-Social Future.
It grew out of the Kassel21-Social Sculpture Lab curated by Shelley Sacks and hosted by the documenta Archive & the Neue Galerie for the Joseph Beuys 100 celebrations. Launched in September 2021, it coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the 7000 Oaks in Kassel, and is part of the zukunftsdorf22 linked to documenta 15, 2022.
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CASP has been an invited 7000 HUMANS participant from April this year and offers reflections from its collaborative project, ‘From Up There They Were Just Numbers’ (2019-Ongoing) in Navi Mumbai. As the India partner in this initiative, CASP offers its role as a ‘multiplier’ through local assemblies that engage with questions and commitments of future living explored in the global assemblies of 7000 HUMANS and other questions related to our own context. (https://casp-india.org/…/
Our association with Shelley Sacks began from our participation in two interconnected projects by the artist University of Trees (UoT) and Earth Forum in 2013. Over the years, our sharing of ideas has continued and it is an honour to join as a new partner of 7000 Humans responding to the Social Sculpture Lab’s “connective practice approach” and insights involving active listening, imaginal thinking-together processes and co-creating with a global community network.
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To know about the global assemblies, please visit: https://www.7000humans.com/working-with-questions