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Markéta Mráčková, Barbora Šimonová

cosa.cz, Cultural Cooperative

http://www.cosa.cz

Kolínská 17, Praha 3, Czech Republic
Markéta Mráčková and Barbora Šimonová met at Emil Přikryl’sSchool of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. They have been working as a creative duo since 2013. They founded the cultural cooperative cosa.cz in 2016 to join together their diverse activities – architecture, visual arts, literature and video. The reason why the cultural cooperative cosa.cz was founded was that its creators wanted to offer an alternative to the system of independent architectural tradesmen.

Form Follows Money


Cooperative Movement or Where Does the Profit from My Money Go?

Form Follows Money


Cooperative Movement or Where Does the Profit from My Money Go?
Cosa.cz would like to open a discussion about possibilities, differences and tendencies within the cooperative movement in Europe and share practical experiences and theoretical knowledge in the currently evolving topic.
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The reason why the cultural cooperative cosa.cz was founded was that its creators wanted to offer an alternative to the system of independent architectural tradesmen. It represents a profit-making organisation based on the principles of economic democracy. There are three participants in the cultural cooperative and they would like to expand in the future and inspire the foundation of further similar organisations. They keep disputing whether they are the first cultural cooperative in the Czech Republic.

A few years ago, they thought they would found an association – a “non-profit” organisation. But then, they found out that they need to found a “profit” one. They were interested in co-ops, but it took a long time until they found out that they can and want to found a co-op. The co-op wanted to engage in co-op education, but to enter the co-op association you need to be in a co-op union. The cosa.cz co-op properly employed Barbora and Market. The co-op survived its second year.


Form Follows Money


Cooperative Movement or Where Does the Profit from My Money Go?

Form Follows Money


Cooperative Movement or Where Does the Profit from My Money Go?
Cosa.cz would like to open a discussion about possibilities, differences and tendencies within the cooperative movement in Europe and share practical experiences and theoretical knowledge in the currently evolving topic.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

The reason why the cultural cooperative cosa.cz was founded was that its creators wanted to offer an alternative to the system of independent architectural tradesmen. It represents a profit-making organisation based on the principles of economic democracy. There are three participants in the cultural cooperative and they would like to expand in the future and inspire the foundation of further similar organisations. They keep disputing whether they are the first cultural cooperative in the Czech Republic.

A few years ago, they thought they would found an association – a “non-profit” organisation. But then, they found out that they need to found a “profit” one. They were interested in co-ops, but it took a long time until they found out that they can and want to found a co-op. The co-op wanted to engage in co-op education, but to enter the co-op association you need to be in a co-op union. The cosa.cz co-op properly employed Barbora and Market. The co-op survived its second year.



Idea by

Markéta Mráčková, Barbora Šimonová
cosa.cz, Cultural Cooperative
Kolínská 17
Praha 3
Czech Republic
Markéta Mráčková and Barbora Šimonová met at Emil Přikryl’sSchool of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. They have been working as a creative duo since 2013. They founded the cultural cooperative cosa.cz in 2016 to join together their diverse activities – architecture, visual arts, literature and video. The reason why the cultural cooperative cosa.cz was founded was that its creators wanted to offer an alternative to the system of independent architectural tradesmen.