Partisan Social Club, in conversation with Dr Eve Olney, Living Commons, Cork Eire

  • Jordan, M. (Speaker)
  • Andrew Hewitt (Speaker)
  • Eve Olney (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


A discussion at the exhibition launch of 'Talk to the Land' by the Partisan Social Club, 15th November 2022.

Partisan Social Club is an evolving provisional collective that assembles members through projects related to histories, theories, and practices of commoning. It makes language-based works through participatory processes; members publish their ideas to other members and external audiences through exhibitions and other formats.

Talk to the Land explores three aspects of commoning: landlordism; how to practice a culture-led reclaiming of cities; and utopian settlements in South-West Ireland. It features commissioned, new works alongside past works focusing on land use questions informed by historical and contemporary critiques of capitalism.

Partisan Social Club engages with the ideas of William Thompson (1778–1833), notably his plan for a communal estate in Carhoogarriff, County Cork. Thompson was a County Cork–based thinker who championed economic equality (among other progressive topics, including women’s rights) and spearheaded the cooperative movement.
Period29 Oct 2022
Event titleTalk to the Land
Event typeExhibition
LocationCork, IrelandShow on map