Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard was born in 1984 in Providence, Rhode Island, and lives and works in New York. Interested in alternatives to traditional studio-based artistic practices, Woolard conceives and carries out collaborative projects as a means of building solidarity in her community and city.

Rather than trying to figure out a way to support herself within the preexisting economic structure, Woolard has taken on the immense challenge of building an alternative structure that privileges communal wellbeing over personal gain.

Her projects include the New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (NYC REIC), which uses traditional investment strategies to invest in community—rather than corporate—development; OurGoods, an on-line platform for bartering skills, spaces, and objects; and the Exchange Café, wherein visitors to MoMA could acquire tea, milk, and honey through non-monetary means of exchange.

Links:
Artist’s website

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