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 +
 +=== questions from:  texts/RADMIN_READER_2020.txt ===
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What is radical admin? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +A group of around
 +20 academics, artists and policy-makers gathered to discuss questions
 +including these ones: How is art regulated in and by participatory and/
 +or collaborative research? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How does art itself (its aesthetics, institutions, funding, infrastructures) regulate the collaborative research in which it participates? 
 +
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How might art participate in productive critiques of
 +regulatory systems and infrastructures? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +KR to contact the designer and
 +contributors, does AP want to be cc’d in? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT CAN ARTISTS
 +DO FOR BUSINESS? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Is it any wonder this is the same moment we become
 +less peeved by our systems, structures and formats and more proud of them? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +The very ones we love to hate? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Perhaps it was a case of perception being
 +mistaken for reality? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +But who, I have to ask, will
 +assume the role that Steveni created and held historically of Artist Placement
 +Group’s uber administrator? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Could
 +we in Education Working Group or Incidental Unit again find ourselves in a
 +situation like the dynamic described above? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +This is to say: feminised labour
 +opens up opportunities (placements and others) but is precluded from taking
 +advantage of these because doing administration, maintenance and other care
 +work disqualifies this feminised labour from either being taken seriously as
 +artistic practice or from pursuing other ways to make art? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +And who is this ‘us’? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +This begins with enquiring about open
 +to whom and, vitally, by whom? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +DO YOU REALLY PUT ALL OF
 +YOUR INCOME IN THE COMMON
 +WALLET ACCOUNT? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +DO YOU REALLY DO ALL OF
 +YOUR SPENDINGS FROM THE
 +COMMON WALLET ACCOUNT? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +HOW LONG HAVE YOU
 +BEEN DOING THIS? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +HOW MUCH DO YOU EARN ALL
 +TOGETHER ON AVERAGE? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +YOU MUST ALL HAVE VERY
 +SIMILAR LIVES THEN? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +HOW DO YOU MAKE IT WORK? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHO KEEPS TRACK OF WHO IS
 +SPENDING WHAT? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT IF ONE OF YOU SPENDS
 +MORE THEN THEY BRING IN? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +If we would all
 +be spending exactly what we bring in, then
 +what is the point of making our money a
 +commons? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT IF YOU DISAGREE ON
 +WHAT SOMEONE IS SPENDING
 +THEIR MONEY ON? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT DO YOU DO
 +WITH SAVINGS? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +This however
 +brings in a whole new level of complexity
 +and negotiation: Do we collectively save
 +for individual goals and what if we have to
 +select between goals? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do we collectively
 +save for collective goals? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How do we
 +decide on those goals? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT HAPPENS IF IT
 +GOES WRONG? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT IF SOMEONE DECIDES
 +TO BUY A FERRARI? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do we have enough money on the
 +current account to buy a Ferrari? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU ARE
 +ALL GOOD FRIENDS, RIGHT? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +HAS THE COMMON WALLET
 +SOLVED YOUR MONEY PROBLEMS? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +WHAT IF YOU WANT OUT? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +CAN OTHER PEOPLE JOIN? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +The questions I ask myself are
 +rather: do I trust myself enough? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do I believe I deserve the others’ trust? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +And am I doing enough? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Am I, in
 +other words, a good provider to the group? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +It is also striking that in the questions I pose myself I continue to individualise myself, rather
 +then thinking ‘are we doing enough?’ ‘how can we be good providers for each other?’. 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +“Should I check how much I spent?” “Oh shit, can I even think this way?”
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How is it possible to generate equality
 +through the process of collaborative work, given that each individual comes with different
 +kinds of experience that produce diverse knowledge and levels of expertise and different
 +needs, ambitions and ways of doing things? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +• How to conceive the working process in
 +which one’s own needs and interests are
 +aligned with the collective and general ones? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +• How do we value the work which has
 +been performed and what has been jointly
 +produced? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How is this value reassigned
 +to individual collaborators, the working
 +collective and the wider social and natural
 +environment? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What are the prospects for
 +these new values to compete on the capitalist
 +market, which we all depend upon for
 +securing our basic living necessities? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +• How should these jointly produced
 +assets and values be distributed in order to
 +permeate the limits of the working collective,
 +and not weaken it? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Could the experience
 +of collaborative work generate more
 +sustainable social and natural environments
 +and livelihoods which in turn would function
 +as a support for developing more socially
 +and economically equitable relations? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +•How do we protect and secure the
 +
 +communal status of the outcomes of
 +collaborative work within individualised and
 +privatised systems of value? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What is shared
 +and how, to what ends and through which
 +channels, and how might this be mobilised
 +to resist privatisation and support the
 +ongoing production of common values? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Day
 +jobs? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Commissions? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Government funding? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Direct sales? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +A gallerist? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +The
 +informal economy of the precariat? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +
 +Rather than allowing administration to infect our creative process, how can
 +we keep it in check? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How do we imbue it with something like the ideals
 +from Calvino’s Six Memos — lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility,
 +multiplicity and consistency? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How could we reclaim tools of business administration and realign them
 +with more inclusive ethics and an aesthetics of generosity? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Can we increase
 +the probability of success through the numerology of creative accounting? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What promising ways could we imagine of transmuting administration into
 +a creative practice? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What do these materials feel like? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +The
 +smooth texture of printing paper, cool spikiness of paperclips? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What can you hear? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Clicking
 +of the keyboard, shuffling of paper, the whirring of a shredder… something else? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What
 +does your office space smell like? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +The scent of paper archives, or dusty floors, or the slightly
 +plasticky waft emanating from hot computers? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How does your body
 +feel — your shoulders, throat, chest, your hands or your belly? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Is there some tightness,
 +cramping, squeezing? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What thoughts arise? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What emotions? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +You might wonder — why would I engage with administration at all if
 +it poses such an existential threat to my wellbeing? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What, or what can we artists do…
 +When handling financial instruments feels dangerous? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +When funding applications read like incomprehensible occult texts, and accounting
 +spreadsheets are as indecipherable as the Kabbalah? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +When the language of funding appears too obscure, impenetrable, as if fuelled by a hostile
 +alien logic? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +So could the tools of the dark arts help us engage with the bureaucratic and
 +economic strategies deployed around us? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Or, if we want to go a step further,
 +how do we consciously engage in the manipulation of reality through
 +administrative activities? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What if you could use some of
 +these instruments to pay your collaborators who are unable to get work
 +permits in your country? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Or if you could facilitate sharing of infrastructure
 +amongst distributed collectives? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What if you could reduce administrative
 +complexity? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What current obstacles that you are facing could be overcome
 +with experiments in the grey areas of global finance? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +While we may be relieved
 +to outsource paperwork to AI administrators, what might be their hidden
 +costs? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Where is your home? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What does your home look like? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +If there are windows, what can you see
 +outside, what are the surroundings like? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Who are you? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What do you look like? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What are you wearing? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What is your body posture? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Are you sitting, standing, lying down, moving? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What are you doing? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What is your work? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Are you working to live or do you live to work? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do you work alone or are you surrounded by your collaborators, human or otherwise? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How
 +are other entities engaged in your work? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What do they look like? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How do you communicate
 +with them? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Does your work support your livelihood? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Is there money in your world? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +If so, what is the role
 +of money in your life? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +If not, what is valued, what is exchanged? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What would become
 +important? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +How would you spend this last month? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Who would you be with, work with, share your life
 +with? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What if you had only a few minutes of life left in this world? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What would you really
 +care about? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What would you want to take with you, if anything? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What matters? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Why, then, does the idea persist? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Q: Where does the money come from? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +So that's more about accountability rather than accounting? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What is the legal status of this raffle? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do we need use the Chatham House Rule, in that we might not
 +want to talk about it outside of this room?As far as I know, in the UK you're not allowed to
 +gamble without a license? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Can we blog about this? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +I just wanted to double-check: if somebody can't be here because she's sick, is she disqualified? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +The pitch isn't going to be judged? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +So you can say any old shit? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Can you represent someone else's project? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +It's good that we listed the
 +National Health Service as a supporter in the festival budget (READER p. 34)
 +Can I make a suggestion? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Can you represent the other people in your delegation? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +That's what being a delegate is...
 +Where will the money be paid from - is that anonymous too? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Q: If you win, who invoices for the money? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Is the money taxable? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Where should that line
 +lie?. 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +And the delegation that wins, do they have to carry out their business idea? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Based on the other financial experiment that happened earlier in the festival (READER p. 12) - I realise
 +time is limited but does anyone want to create any ground rules for the person who wins
 +the money? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do we want to have three bullet points on how they should spend it, or does
 +everyone want to keep it completely open? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Are the stubs meant to be in the hat? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Hendo, do you want to just quickly explain what you're doing? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Do you have a raffle ticket? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +IBEX: Shall we begin? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Is this being recorded? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +What kind of recording? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +FoAM: From here or over there? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +HENDO: the countdown's there so - are you ready? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Gainsborough Wharf? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Port
 +O'Bristol? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +RAMDIN: Anyone who has a ticket
 +who wasn't on the list? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
 +<blockquote>
 +Anyone here who is not in the raffle? 
 +</blockquote>
 +
  
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