The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is an ongoing “living research” project initiated by Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht as a multi-faceted exploration of the domestic sphere.
Inspired by US late nineteenth-century “material feminist” movements that experimented with communal solutions to domestic life and work in order to connect it to the public domain. The GDR involves artists, designers, writers, researchers, activists, domestic workers and others in collaboratively experimenting with and re-articulating the domestic sphere, and exercising notions of the social, the public and the commons.
At The Showroom, The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON, exhibition of contemporary and historical artworks and a diverse and growing reference library, will form a base for workshops and events that will develop the GDR further. Exhibited works employ a wide range of methodologies to playfully problematise domestic issues and questions of labour, and range from the satirical to social critique and activist actions.
September 12 – October 27, 2012
The Showroom, London