Tue 10 Oct 2023

Reading Group: Angela Okune’s Self-Review of Citational Practice and Collective Conditions for (Re)use (CC4R)



Femke SneltingEva Weinmayr

Reading Group: Angela Okune’s Self-Review of Citational Practice and Collective Conditions for (Re)use (CC4R)

Tuesday 10 October, 18.00-20.00 (CEST)

Welcome back – to the Limits to Openness Reading Group.
We hope you had a good, long, exciting, and restful summer break!

In next session we will discuss Angela Okune’s Self-Review of Citational Practice (2019), a short list of questions for us to consider before publishing a text or other work. We will activate Okune’s proposal in dialog with Collective Conditions for Reuse (CC4R) (2020), a set of guidelines for (re)using creative practice – developed by a group of people around Constant in Brussels (including Eva and Femke).

Everyone is welcome, even if you are an occasional guest or will be joining for the first time.
Please sign up by sending an email to eva.weinmayr (at)

Reading instructions

Please read both texts (i) Self-Review of Citational Practice (2019), and try to answer Angela Okune’s questions about your citational practice beforehand,
and (ii) Collective Conditions for Reuse (CC4R) (2020) in dialog with Okune’s propositions.

Everyone is welcome, even if you are an occasional guest or will be joining for the first time.Thanks to Janneke Adema and the Commoning the Means of Knowledge Production Reading Group at Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University for continuing to host this reading group on their BBB Server during autumn.

More context

The Limits to Openness Reading Group Working Document

Angela Okune is co-author of the book Contextualising Openness (2019) (PDF) and the LSE Blogpost „Decolonizing scholarly data and publishing infrastructures“ (2019).

A text that gives more context on CC4R: Mugrefya, Elodie, and Femke Snelting. “Collectively Setting Conditions for Re-Use”, MARCH International, 2022.


Femke Snelting

Femke Snelting develops projects at the intersection of publishing, feminisms, and Free Software. In various constellations, she works on re-imagining computational practices to disinvest from technological monoculture and the regime of The Cloud.

With Miriyam Aouragh, Seda Gürses and Helen Pritchard, she runs The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest, a trans-practice and para-academic gathering of activists, artists, engineers and theorists that creates spaces for articulating what computational infrastructures in the “public interest” might be when “public interest” is always in-the-making.

With Jara Rocha, she edited Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence (Open Humanities Press, 2022). The publication results from a collective disobedient research project which interrogated the concrete and at the same time fictional entities of “bodies” in the context of volumetric technologies.

In the research project Ecologies of Dissemination ​​​​​​ she develops, together with Eva Weinmayr, feminist and decolonial approaches to Open Access.

Until 2021, she was responsible for artistic direction of Constant, an association for art and media based in Brussels. Constant generates performative publishing, curatorial processes, poetic software, experimental research and educational prototypes in local and international contexts.

Femke regurlarly teaches at New Performative Practices (Stockholm University of the Arts) and supports artistic research at MERIAN (Maastricht). She also contributes to Nubo, a cooperative which provides locally hosted, Open Source digital services.


Eva Weinmayr

Eva Weinmayr’s collaborative practice is grounded in contemporary art, radical education and institutional analysis. In 2020 she published her doctoral thesis, titled Noun to Verbon a MediaWiki. This research is concerned with the micropolitics of publishing from an intersectional, feminist perspective. (HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, SE)

As interims chair of faculty Art and Education at Munich Art Academy (2022-23) she co-initiated together with students kritilab, an open source platform for discrimination-critical teaching in the arts. From 2019 to 22 she co-led the EU-funded collective research and study programme “Teaching to Transgress Toolbox” inspired by US activist, teacher and theorist bell hooks (with erg, Brussels, BE).

As part of Ecologies of Dissemination (HDK-Valand, 2023-24) she is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University (UK). Ecologies of Dissemination​​​​​​, a collaboration with artist Femke Snelting, seeks strategies for dissemination and a politics of re-use that acknowledge the tensions between feminist methodologies, decolonial knowledge practices and principles of Open Access. More specificly, they explore in which way the current drive drive to universal access policies might overlook relational aspects.

Recent artistic research-based projects include “Teaching the Radical Catalog – a Syllabus” (2021-22, with Lucie Kolb), “Library of Inclusions and Omissions” (2016-20), “The Piracy Project” (2010-15, with Andrea Francke), AND Publising (2010-ongoing, with Rosalie Schweiker).