The PhD by Design conference is coming up.
Organised in collaboration with Maria Portugal and Alison Thomson.
We’re starting a monthly “reading” group in Leeds to explore participatory, site-sensitive and feminist-inspired approaches to art, design and architecture.
We’ll approach reading in its broadest sense: from close reading of a text, an object, an exhibition or a performance to doing, making, watching (a movie, an action, a movement, etc.).
Situated practice & other complications
3 November 2014
1 December 2014
5 January 2015
2 February 2015
9 March 2015
13 April 2015
11 May 2015
8 June 2015
4.45pm – 6pm
7 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds
Come and join us. Open to all.
Co-initiated with Dan Robinson from Leeds College of Art.
Graphics by Krzysztof Bielecki
Precari-what? Making a living from art and design
21 October 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
In this workshop we explore what it means to work as an artist, designer and/or architect, today. We will also look into what inventive ways of working and organising are out there that we could learn from.
From the Platform Green website: “Art, architecture, design, craftsmanship, and publishing are some of the means through which PLATFORM GREEN intends to speak about nature, with particular attention given to environmental, ecological, and ethical questions concerning our surroundings and landscape. read more”
Have a look at the Platform. Almost daily art historian Andrea Lerda posts new interesting projects by practitioners reflecting on the relationship between humans and “nature” from a variety of perspectives. Recently there was a post on Laboratorio Campano.
This autumn we’re back at AIR-Laboratory in Warsaw. Working on Precarity Pilot and experimenting with how to set up a bottom-up special economic zone.
With the support of Akademie Schloss Solitude, the City of Warsaw and Leeds College of Art.
On Friday, the group exhibition Passi Erratici is opening in Turin. The show is part of the festival Turin and the Alps and is curated by Stefano Riba. Finally, we’re back to making some work on the Alps.
The latest ephemera journal on The politics of workers’ inquiry is out – with a contribution by Bianca and Caterina Giuliani in which they reflect on the inquiry we co-produced last year as part of the Cantiere per pratiche non-affermative.
… exploring trans-local connections between New Cross/London and Nomi/Alps.
Together with fellow commoners, Bianca will be speaking about the tensions and potentialities that emerge(d) when researching and experimenting with practices of commoning in the South London neighbourhood of New Cross.
The presentation is part of the panel From co-production to alternative futures (2): Creating commons, creating ‘other value’ organised by Andre Pusey and Vicky Habermehl. It aims to bring together critical geographers and researchers from affiliated disciplines to explore the contradictions, tensions and potentialities of co-production, in exploring ‘other values’, the common(s) and social change.
Royal Geographical Society- Annual Conference
29 August 2014 – 14.40-16.20
Room 165, Skempton Building
Imperial Collgee, London
Our text contribution “Design education as a practice of freedom?” was published in the book About learning and design, edited by Giorgio Camuffo, Maddalena Dalla Mura and Alvise Mattozzi. The text originated from a discussion we had in March 2013 with Sophie Demay, Dunia Gensler, Gaja Meznaric Osole, Paolo Plotegher and Marcela Teran. Soon we should have a section on the site with some of our published texts.
We are delighted to run a three-day workshop – together with Caterina Giuliani – within the programme Do it together in Lecce (IT) from 29 to 31 July 2014. The programme is organised by Make People Do and takes places within the framework Laboratori dal Basso.
Here you can download the full programme of Do it together.
We’re supporting the inquiry on the condition of “makers” promoted by the Department of Design at the Politecnico of Milan: http://makersinquiry.org/it/ (in Italian only)
On the 19th July at 3pm, within the context of the exhibition “Making Room – Spaces of Anticipation” at ar/ge kunst (running until the 2nd August), we’ll host a workshop together with Paolo Plotegher to introduce a research strand in collaboration with this Kunstverein.
The workshop will revolve around themes such as the ambitions, desires and economies that drive cultural production and it will draw on the results of a questionnaire, which people can respond to at ar/ge kunst or online, and that was inspired by a story told by Michel Serres in his book The Troubadour of Knowledge.
In order to participate in the workshop it is necessary to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Together with Caterina Giuliani and as part of the Cantiere per pratiche non-affermative we’ll participate in the roundtable discussion “Tavola rotonda sulle pratiche professionali nella contemporaneità. Tra tradizione e nuove forme” (Contemporary professional practice. Between tradition and new forms), which is part of the yearly event AIAP Design Per, this year taking place in Genova, Italy. We’re happy that also Andrea Facchetti of Unità di Crisi /Krisis will be contributing to the afternoon.
Together with Paolo Plotegher, we’re starting a research for and with ar/ge kunst, Bolzano’s Kunstverein. The starting point for this will be our contribution to the exhibition “Making Room. Spaces of Anticipation”, curated by Emanuele Guidi and Lorenzo Sandoval.
The university programme Campus in Camps keeps rolling and we were totally flashed when we found this picture in the mail yesterday.
Next Friday we’ll be contributing to the Multiply Futures symposium at the Kunstuniversität Linz (AT).
While the web site for the Cantiere’s new project Precarity Pilot is slowly being built, we put online a placeholder site with the initial concept. Please help us circulate it amongst people and institutions you think could be interested in hosting one of the workshops. Thank you.