We’re happy to announce that the Construction site for non-affirmative practice has a new web site .
Our recent observation Dheisheh’s Common Green was published in the ‘guest artist’ section of the website of professionaldreamers , “a small, independent publisher that collects and promotes essays on space and society”. Thank you Mubi and Lorenzo Navone, who wrote the beautiful introductory comment (Italian only).
The Designers’ Inquiry project is about to enter a new phase, namely the visualisation and publication of the data we collected from the almost 800 Italian designers who participated in the inquiry last year.
We just published two new entries in the ‘works’ section: the publication Commons & Commoning and the observation Dheisheh’s Common Green, which we both worked during our recent 3-months stay in Palestine at Campus in Camps . We hope you enjoy them.
Until the beginning of December we will be working as “project activators” at Campus in Camps .
Coming Tuesday we will be contributing to the conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating , organised by Maddalena Dalla Mura and Giorgio Camuffo at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
We included the first 9 interviews we conducted in the frame of Designing Economic Cultures in a small publication, which is part of the exhibition Panorama 4 (16.06-30.09.2012, Franzensfeste-Fortezza). Visitors can assemble their publication and take it away.
Download the publication (zip, 2,1 Mb)
An interview with us by Matilde Martinetti was published on the June issue of Juliet , an Italian art magazine.
This Wednesday we will contribute to the Designing Alternatives symposium in Edinburgh with a talk titled “Designerly Becomings – alternative value-practices within design”.
The Construction site for non-affirmative practice has been invited by Casco to join the workshop “Organising as an Open Source” on the 5th June (12noon-6pm) within the exhibition “I Can’t Work Like This” .
Designers’ Inquiry investigates the social profile of designers today.
In the form of an on-line questionnaire, it wants to capture and reflect on the complex and often precarious condition that characterises the experience of working in the field of design.
It is an open inquiry and there are no right or wrong answers. The information you are sending us (anonymously) will be included in the analysis as well as in the presentation of the results.
For our research it is important to also gather personal voices, so please feel free to comment questions throughout the questionnaire.
The inquiry will remain open until the 20th June 2012 and takes about 20 minutes to compile.
Please help us spread this survey as much as possible by sending it on to your contacts. Thank you.
Designers’ Inquiry is an initiative by the Construction site for non-affirmative practice .
Cantieroteca is the (growing) archive of the Construction site for non-affirmative practice . It wants to be a point of reference and connection for a collective practice-led research on alternative values within design in order to reconsider designerly approaches to contemporary questions. One section of the archive is dedicated to self-publishing initiatives that focus on social, political, economic and environmental issues.
Cantieroteca is hosted by Careof , via Procaccini 4, Milan. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 7pm.
Archivio del Cantiere
a project by Construction site for non-affirmative practice
in collaboration with Careof DOCVA
During this year’s Salone del Mobile (Milan, 17-22 April 2012), the collective Construction site for non-affirmative practice inaugurates the project “Archivio del Cantiere” (archive of the construction site) at – and in collaboration with – Careof, a non profit organization for the promotion of contemporary artistic research situated at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan.
Next Wednesday, together with Paul Thompson , Richard Gerver and Teal Triggs , we’ll join the discussion “Our Future: Education & Creativity” , organised by students of the Visual Communication programme at the Royal College of Art as part of the series Red Tape .
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, 14th March 2012
ArtBar, Darwin Building
Kensington Gore SW7 2EU London
Camberwell Press seeks to create and ideal and interactive studio within a public space for two and half weeks. The exhibition will culminate in a publication formed from material generated with collaborators via a series of talks, workshops, design & publishing projects.
Next Friday, Bianca will be talking about Designing Economic Cultures at public works’ studio, during one of their beloved Friday Sessions . The evening, titled “Sunday soup and other ways to feed culture”, is organised and curated by Matilde Martinetti, who is currently collaborating with public works.
Friday 24 February, 7pm
public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street
An interview with us by Brooklyn-based curator Yulia Tikhonova was published on the website of the Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability , a think tank dedicated to developing cultural strategies for the 21st Century.