Salzburg, Austria

Becoming "Lumbung"

blended course
when 9 August 2021 - 21 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2021 programme.

Course leader


Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

‘Lumbung’ is the term for a collectively governed 'rice-barn' in Indonesia, in which the harvest surplus of farmers is stored as a common good. It serves community well-being in the longer term through shared resources and mutual care. It is organised through a set of shared values, collective rituals and organisational principles. Lumbung is understood as a metaphorical space for an alternative economy based on such values as collectivity, sharing, trust, playfulness, and anchoring the global locally.

Students approach 'lumbung' as a practice of sharing time, space, knowledge, money and care. The class departs from self-organisation, conversation, and assembly to "becoming 'lumbung'" together. Through collective experience, the students reflect on the value of solidarity and sustainability in community-based art-making and curatorial cultures. In this light, they will reflect on their ideas for or practices of collective organisation, be it a form of art or, more broadly, engaging in culture and politics. Furthermore, students learn new ways of exhibition-making as a practice of sharing generosity and empathy in weird times of conflict.

*If necessary, the course may be held exclusively online.

Fee info

EUR 640: regular fee
EUR 480: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 3 May.