SPACEX Training Event 3: Behavioural Economics and Commoning Practices; From Cultural Value to Social Wealth

The third SPACEX training event will take place in Dublin from 2-3 March 2023. The focus will be on Behavioural Economics and Commoning Practices. It is being delivered by SPACEX researchers from the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) in conjunction with the Geary Institute, School of Economics at University College Dublin (UCD) and Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

This is a draft schedule which may change slightly, but starting and finishing times will remain the same.

Day 1: Thursday 2nd March

Locations: Estelle Solomons Room, Grace Gifford House, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8; and Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Registration and Coffee

SESSION 1: Basics of Behavioural Economics, hosted by Kevin Denny (SPACEX Researcher, UCD)

SESSION 2: World of Work, Cooperative Board Game, designed and hosted by Michelle Browne (SPACEX Researcher, NCAD)

Lunch around Our Table

SESSION 3: Behavioural Economics, Pro-social Behaviour and the Commons, co-hosted by Kevin Denny and Paul O’Neill (SPACEX Researchers, UCD)

Coffee Break

SESSION 4: Walking Tour of The Liberties led by Seoidín O’Sullivan (SPACEX Researcher, NCAD) and Anthony O’Brien

Curated dinner by Luncheonette 

: Exhibition tour of Being Horizontal at Project Arts Centre, hosted by Sara Greavu (SPACEX Researcher, Project Arts Centre)

: Performance of What Does He Need? at Project Arts Centre, which forms part of a long term collaborative project by Fiona Whelan (SPACEX Researcher, NCAD), Brokentalkers, Rialto Youth Project and a Dublin city network of individuals and organisations,  

Move to a local pub for drinks and conversation

Day 2: Friday 3rd March

Locations: Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre and NCAD Gallery, NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

SESSION 1: Theories of the Common, Speakers Stavros Stavrides (TBC); Casco Art Institute Working for the Commons (TBC), hosted by Emma Mahony (SPACEX Researcher, NCAD)

: Elevenses for the “Hungry Months”, hosted by Gareth Kennedy (SPACEX Researcher, NCAD) and NCAD FIELD students

: Performance Intervention by artist Irina Gheorghe in NCAD Gallery, hosted by Anne Kelly (SPACEX Researcher, NCAD)

.00-2.00pm: Curated Lunch for Hungry Souls by Luncheonette

: SESSION 2: Commoning as Care Practices in the Community, hosted by Michelle Browne (SPACEX researcher). Speakers include: Fiona Whelan; Rosie Lynch, Callan Workhouse Union; Siobhan Geoghegan, Common GroundEvelyn Broderick, A People’s Shed; Ellie Kisombe, Our Table

: SESSION 3: Trad Around Our Table: Closing Event in NCAD Gallery and Foyer with a live Trad music session led by Evelyn Broderick; and sustenance by Our Table run by Ellie Kisombe as a social enterprise which focuses on producing an inclusive community through food and campaigning to end direct provision in Ireland.

: Move to local pub for more Trad music, drinks and foot tapping conversation