CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Fri 10 November


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RADIUS is a particular subterranean space. A place for art without windows, or any natural light coming in. In many ways it resembles a root cellar, a storage location that uses the natural cooling, insulating, and humidifying properties of the Earth. These intimate conditions, away from radiation, dark, are great for fermenting, not only food but perhaps also ideas and attitudes. 

As part of their participation in the exhibition RADICAL SYMBIOSIS: THE SOCIAL LIFE OF MICROBES, Escuela de Garaje is organising a series of events intrinsic to their curriculum and in conversation with the exhibition. This version of the garage school takes the form of an underground speakeasy, a place where they have been fermenting and distilling different wines and spirits, such as honey wine made with raw honey harvested in Delft, foraged black berry moonshine or malt wine.

Every Friday until the closure of the exhibition, Escuela de Garaje will host different collectives and collaborators for a two-hour happy-hour in their fermenting bar in the exhibition space. For this iteration of the school, they adopt the “underground”, in terms of the architectural aspects of RADIUS, but also metaphorically in connection to the invisible, the unseen, the illegal, or the informal.

The curriculum of the school is made up of some long-term collaborators of Escuela de Garaje, all of them working one way or another with the underground. The collectives will host a happy-hour in the bar, after RADIUS closes to the public, from 17:00 – 19:00.


Kate Price and Guillem S. Arquer are both artists based in Rotterdam. Their collaboration stems from a shared interest in composting practices, and how situated knowledges can offer insight into our entangled realities.

This event will be centred around the act of smelling and being around compost. The idea of this session came up as a reaction to some of the posed questions in the introduction to Escuela de Garaje's Fermentreeeader (2023): Can we begin destabilizing vision from the top of the sensory pyramid? How to communicate with those (or that) which we cannot see?The event will address questions such as: Can noses be a way into an ecosystem, human and nonhuman agency? Can compost hold the specificities of collective human initiatives in its smell and scent?’

Kate Price and Guillem S. Arquer have recently been facilitating Shared Grounds, a garden-based project in collaboration with art space Rib in Rotterdam. The project aims to work in dialogue with their existing garden and its human and more-than-human inhabitants, users, and neighbours in attempts at developing alternative and experimental ways to relate and “manage” a green public space within the urban context of Rotterdam.

⌀ Number of sessions: 3 sessions, 120 minutes each
⌀ Dates: November 3, November 10, November 17
⌀ Start: 17:00
⌀ Duration: 17:00 – 19:00
⌀ Language: English
⌀ Ticket price: €0 / €5
⌀ Location: RADIUS CCA, Kalverbos 20, 2611 XW, Delft
⌀ Please note that the location is not wheelchair accessible
⌀ Please be at the reception of RADIUS five to ten minutes before 17:00. Once the event starts, it cannot be joined