I'd like to put under the discussion the artist's work place - a studio, usually. - A very luxurious situation: you can be alone, in peace. It is so important to get a distance from the tiring, noisy, messy everydayness... The basic condition to work creatively. But, on the other hand, this perfect isolation is troublesome, too. No exchange of ideas, no relation with the community. If you want to work with social/political issues, you start to be fed up with this isolation, to miss a collective.
And then issues of artists collaborations start to be on an agenda. Maybe to have a collective studio space? - To be able to meet every day and exchange ideas? To discuss! But how to find a proper site for it in the city, when the neoliberal economy dictates conditions and every squere meter is on sale? How to work with municipalities to convince them that such place could bring a profit to the city? Do you have effective politics concerning this?