Kate Rich

— AU / UK

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Born in Australia

Lives and works in Bristol, UK and Australia

Kate Rich is a trade artist and feral economist. Since 2003 she has run Feral Trade, a long-range economic experiment using the spare carrying capacity of the art world to transport coffee, olive oil and other goods internationally. Rich is a volunteer finance manager at Bristol's artist-run Cube Microplex, a system administrator for the art server collective, a member of the Community Economies Institute, and feral economist in residence with the Sail Cargo Alliance, an assembly of traders, brokers and ship owners looking to revive the ancient art of running cargo on wind-propelled ships. She is also a member of the FoAM network of transdisciplinary labs, where she is setting up the Institute for Experiments with Business (Ibex). As part of that research, she is establishing the Feral MBA as a radically different kind of training course in business for artists and others. Her ongoing preoccupation is to move deeper into the infrastructure of trade, administration, organisation and economy.

At MOMENTUM 12, Rich organises a three-day Feral Business Training Camp for artists and small businesses, and will give a public presentation at the opening of the Camp.

The Feral Business Training Camp

The Feral Business Training Camp is open to MOMENTUM 12 visitors and local practitioners alike. We invite applications from: artists, small business operators, artist-run and community initiatives, freelancers, collectives, creative administrators, a ...