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Camminando Ascoltando

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Next week, together with Lucia Farinati , we’ll lead a workshop in the frame of the festival Futuro Presente in Rovereto, Italy. The core of the four days will be a soundwalk, during which a personal selection of places in Rovereto will be visited and listened to by the group of participants. During the following days the experiences and impressions of the group will be discussed and sound recordings will be made, which then will be played during a conclusive public event.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, 10.30-13.30 & 14.30-17.30
Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June, 17.00-20.00
Tuesday 18 June, 20.00-22.00 conclusive event

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On Designing Invasions

Brave New Winter and Intacta Ltd. are included in the book Designing Invasions – A study on the military nature of mass tourism by Alessandro Santarossa.

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At The Politics of Workers’ Inquiry

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On the 3rd May 2013, Bianca along with Caterina Giuliani from the Construction site will present the project Designers’ Inquiry at the conference “The Politics of Workers’ Inquiry, which will take place at the University of Essex in Colchester, UK.

D21 on Abitare

A text by Department 21 & Pippa Koszerek was included in the contribution “ALPHABETALOG – An anti-manifesto” by the Design Academy Eindhoven for the February issue of Abitare.

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At Design der Zukunft

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On April 26 and 27, we’ll contribute to the symposium “Design der Zukunft” (Design of the Future) at the Duale-Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg.

Designers’ Inquiry publication launch

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On the 9th April, in combination with the opening of the Milan Design Week, we are launching the publication of the results that emerged from the Designers’ Inquiry questionnaire.

Go to the publication’s dedicated web site in order to buy it or download it as pdf

Designers’ Inquiry is an investigation into the social and economic profile of who today defines him or herself as “designer”. The project was launched in April 2012 through an anonymous online questionnaire, which in two months collected the responses of 767 designers operating in Italy. The publication Designers’ Inquiry is the account of the data and the testimonies collected.

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The publication will be for sale* in printed form at Careof DOCVA, a space for contemporary cultural production at the Fabbrica del Vapore. Furthermore, we will be roving around the city to distribute the report in various locations with a mobile stall. Keep an eye open for the flag:

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* The price of the booklet (A4, printed on Risograph) is 3€ for one copy and 4€ for two. The raised money will be used to cover the production costs.

At Design Culture Salon

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Next Tuesday at 7pm we’ll participate in the discussion “How does design function in a recession?” , which is part of the Design Culture Salon series at the V&A.

At Goldsmiths College

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Tomorrow at 4pm we will give a talk about Designing Economic Cultures at Goldsmiths College as part of the “Design Means” series organised by the Design department. The lecture will take place in the Hexagon (Lockwood Building).

The Art of the Struggle: Self-enquiries, Transformation and Re-composition of Living Labor

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On the 9th and 10th March, Bianca will be contributing to the UniNomade seminar “The Art of the Struggle” in Palermo at the Teatro Garibaldi Aperto . She will act as spokesperson for the Cantiere per pratiche non-affermative during a week-end that aims at discussing how to transform the precarious working conditions cultural workers experience.

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At Leeds Met

On Wednesday, 27 February at 11.30am, we will be speaking about our work at Leeds Met in a lecture series co-organised by Conway+Young.

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The Construction site has a new web site

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We’re happy to announce that the Construction site for non-affirmative practice has a new web site .

On professionaldreamers

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).

Designers’ Inquiry – workshop in Milan

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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.

For that end, from the 25th to the 27th January, the Construction site for non-affirmative practice will be organising a workshop with Gianluca Seta and Laura Cattaneo at Careof DOCVA in Milan.

New entries

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.
 

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Dheisheh’s Common Green (2012)


 

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On Flash Art

A piece by Denis Isaia on our work was published on the October issue of the Italian version of Flash Art.

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At Campus in Camps

Until the beginning of December we will be working as “project activators” at Campus in Camps .


 

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Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating – 26.06.2012

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.

Conversations March 2011-February 2012

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)

On Juliet

An interview with us by Matilde Martinetti was published on the June issue of Juliet , an Italian art magazine.

Designing Alternatives

This Wednesday we will contribute to the  Designing Alternatives symposium in Edinburgh with a talk titled “Designerly Becomings – alternative value-practices within design”.