Brave New Alps

Construction site for non-affirmative practice


Part of Designing Economic Cultures

The Construction site for non-affirmative practice is a group of young Italian designers that came together in autumn 2011 during our collectivized artist’s residency at Careof , a non profit art space in Milan. Since, the group has developed its own dynamics and together we study and experiment with alternative criteria with which to act in the world and, in particular, the world of design.

The Construction site is asking questions like:
What sort of society do we want to contribute to?
What position are we taking within the capitalist economy and how can we question that position?
How do we want to work and relate to others?
How do we want to live?
What support structures can we construct in order to allow for the development of diverse and sustainable design practices?

For more details on the project we invite you to visit the section dedicated to the Construction site on the website Designing Economic Cultures .

The Construction site also has its own website:

Read our reflections on this project: Inhabiting an Economy of Support.

“Capitalism and the social imaginary” – seminar with Hervé Baron, 26-29 September & 17-20 October 2011, Careof, Milan

Seminar with Serpica Naro, 7 October 2011, Careof, Milan

“Made in Italy (behind the scene)” – performance by Isacco Chiaf, 28 October 2011, Careof, Milan

“Werkstattgespräche” – roundtable discussion, 19 December 2011, Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

The project was kindly supported by the German culture allocation of the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano .