The course has different learning formats running in parallel:


  • Sessions or seminars: There are monthly sessions, in person or via videoconference, each of them spanning from 4 – 6 days. Each session has a reading materials list shared beforehand. During these sessions the academic program will be unfolded through the lectures and workshops driven by the different people that compose the faculty, always facilitating the participants’ contribution and debate. The face-to-face sessions will be a special opportunity to get to know the different projects we will be visiting and each of their main areas of work and specializations.

    Some of those sessions involve travelling: accommodation will be provided by Inland at an affordable price, the students are expected to cover the travel costs with the possibility of requesting support from the travel bourse.


  • Project Modeling, mentored by Inland team and faculty members: Along the program the participants will constitute work groups in which they will develop a common project, putting into practice different concepts and ideas exposed during the seminars and other learning spaces. This process will be mentored by a person with a deep understanding and experience in the main area of the project for each case, with whom the participants will have bimensual meetings. By the end of the course participants will be presenting their project or research and be evaluated. Furthermore, this learning block allows the participants to think and work in a collective way, a fundamental variable within the Inland project. 


  • Contributions or Internships: During the course, the student can join any of the different ongoing projects of Inland, as a learning opportunity for a variable amount of time depending on the available possibilities of the participant.

    Some of the spaces and projects the students can be involved at are the Shepherds School, the Centre for the Approach to the Rural in Madrid, the Inland Publishing Service, the Cheesecoin Currency project and CSA system, the Apiary, or the process of defining exhibitions with public activations in some of the art venues Inland is collaborating with.

Calendar 2022

 January  28-30: Seminar and Course Presentation. Online.

 February 17-20: Seminar at INLAND – Madrid, Spain.

March  3-6: Seminar at Madre · museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina – Naples, Italy.

April 21-24: Seminar at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art – Newcastle, UK.

May 26-29: Seminar at INLAND – (venue tbc) Spain.
June 23-26: Seminar at documenta fifteen – Kassel, Germany.
July: Seminar at INLAND – Village, Northern Spain.
August: Seminar at documenta fifteen – Kassel, Germany.

September:   Seminar at RBGE – Edinburgh, UK

Faculty and Academy team

Faculty is composed by experienced practitioners such as Hito Steyerl, Lucia Pietroiusti, Ben Vickers, Natasa Petresin, Stephen Wright, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kathryn Weir, Valentina Desideri, RuangRupa, Adam Sutherland, Elizabeth Povinelli, Jaime Vindel Gamonal, Marisol de la Cadena, María Acaso,  Jesús s Carrillo, Raúl   Sánchez Cedillo   and others.

Personal tutoring is also carried by Inland team members and collaborators including Fernando Garcia Dory, Amelie Aranguren, David Prieto Serrano, Alex Alonso Diaz, and Sergio Bravo, under the Academy management co-ordination of Ana Pardo.

INLAND is a collective dedicated to agricultural, social and cultural production, and a collaborative agency. It was started in 2009 as a project about an organization that engages territories, culture, and social change, by Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agroecologist. During its first stage (2010-2013) and taking Spain as initial case study, INLAND comprised an international conference, artistic production with 22 artists in residence in the same number of villages across the country, and nationwide exhibitions and presentations.
This was followed by a period of reflection and evaluation, launching study groups on art & ecology, and series of publications. Today INLAND functions as a collective and works as a para-institution to open space for land-based collaborations, economies and communities-of-practice as a substrate for post-Contemporary Art cultural forms. Appearing in different forms in different countries, whilst dissolving individual agency in the collective, INLAND publishes books, produces shows, and makes cheese. It also advises as a consultant for the European Union Commission on the use of art for rural development policies while facilitating a shepherd and nomadic peoples movements, and is recovering an abandoned village in an undisclosed location for collective artistic and agricultural production. In 2015 it was presented at Istanbul Biennial, at Casco Art Projects in The Netherlands, PAV Torino in Italy and the Maebashi Museum of Japan. In 2017 it has been working at Contemporary Arts Glasgow, MALBA, Matadero Madrid, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, and developing field actions in Italy (TRANSART Festival Bolzano and Puglia) and at the Jeju Biennial, South Korea. Recently INLAND has been awarded the Council of Forms, Paris and the Carasso Foundation awards to finalise New Curriculum, a project devoted to training the artists and rural agents of the future. For 2019, it was presented at Serpentine London, Pompidou Paris, Savvy Berlin, Cittadelarte Milan and Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo. In 2020 is prepairing proposals for Baltic Art Centre (Newcastle, UK), Madre (Napoli), Istanbul, Urals and Kosovo Biennales and documenta fifteen.


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