Hi, I’m Caroline Woolard.
I am thrilled to learn about this project, and hoping to help make media and experiences for members of the cooperative. Since 2008, I’ve been an organizer of solidarity economy platforms in NYC, including from 2008-2014 an 8,000 sf space, a barter network (OurGoods.org), a barter-based learning platform (TradeSchool), and now an arts advocacy group (BFAMFAPhD) and a project to take back community control of land (NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative). I went to Cooper Union, a place that has been tuition-free for 150 years and has no assignments in the arts, so I knew pedagogies of nonpayment from 18 years old on. For fun, I make furniture and performance spaces and online projects that show how much money we’d have if we placed a flip tax on properties sold in under 2 years. All of this work is subsidized by my day jobs at art schools as a Lecturer at SVA, Cooper Union, and the New School (although I have no MFA), and also as the development director for Laura Flanders of GRITtv.
I am new and looking for work / collaborations to do — so let me know if you have some media projects that need to be made!