The Institute of Killing Time is initiated by a long-running Bristol-based art and theory reading group, which has tended to meet in domestic spaces. For this project, the gathering will occupy public and work places and takes the form of a doing group, even if that doing is ‘doing nothing’.
Join us to launch The Institute of Killing Time: a faculty for experimental study and the exchange of useless knowledge. Our intention is to explore unproductive activities, purposeful purposelessness, and approaches to not-knowing that cannot be easily commodified or capitalised upon. Our strategies are the occupation of space, the repossession of time, and a practice of walking-thinking-talking. For this first event, we invite participants to share everyday expertise, common knowledges and practices in which they are not professionals but rather hobbyists. All welcome.