The school exists across places and is shared between local rural communities, local cultural organisations and associated research initiatives.
SET UP BY
The Rural School of Economics was set up by Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages.
Myvillages has been connecting communities, individuals and spaces using an a-national and trans-local identifier: The Rural. Myvillages is an international artist collective founded in 2003, and is registered as an International Foundation in the Netherlands.
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Noord Brabant in the Netherlands
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Village of Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, UK Pollinaria, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
ruruhaus, Composting Knowledge Network/Lumbung documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany
Brest Fortress Development Foundation, Belarus
World of Gusli, Pushkino, Russia
Business Department, Alanus University, Alfter, Germany
Associated Initiatives, Research Groups and Organisations currently include:
Rural Imaginations Group, ASCA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cultural Geography Group at Wageningen University, Netherlands
Community Economies Institute, Sydney, Australia
Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Wirtschaft, Alfter, Germany
Rural Environmental Field School, University of Colorado, Boulder, US
Cultures 4 Resilience (C4R) together with atelier d’architecture autogerée in Paris, and Casco Art Institute in Utrecht