Research

February 19, 2017

Bureau Europa

Bureau Europa’s programme seeks to activate and extend analysis about the designed environment, and we initiate collaborations and projects to convey narratives about our cities and surroundings.
https://www.bureau-europa.nl/en/info/information

Denkerei

Denkerei, eine Kultureinrichtung mit dem Untertitel Amt für die Arbeit an unlösbaren Problemen und Maßnahmen der hohen Hand. In der Denkerei soll die gesellschaftliche Diskussion komplexer Problemstellungen (wie z. B. Euro-Krise oder Atommüllendlager) aufgegriffen und ein Dialog mit Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft geführt werden. Dazu bedienen sich die Verantwortlichen unterschiedlicher Kunst- und Kommunikationsformate.
>> http://www.denkerei-berlin.de/

„Wenn Menschen in Zukunft überhaupt noch etwas gemeinsam haben werden, dann sind es nicht Illusionen kultureller Identität – wie gemeinsame Sprache, Religionen, Tischsitten; sondern die Konfrontation aller mit nicht lösbaren Problemen.“ – Bazon Brock
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazon_Brock

From Hand to Hand (2016)

>> http://from-hand-to-hand.org/

Yarn

“practical arts”
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ZAy3DDYR8&feature=youtu.be

Relational art

“Bourriaud defined the approach as “a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space.” The artist can be more accurately viewed as the “catalyst” in relational art, rather than being at the centre.”
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relational_art

Socially engaged art

“In Weimar Germany, it was still considered wildly radical to devote oneself as an artist to creating well-designed and affordable art objects for the common person rather than for the elite. Inspired by Soviet Productivism, this valorization of art for all informed the Bauhaus—which later became the basic influence on industrial design, that is, the application of artistic principles to consumer goods. What seemed practically socialist in its day is the ideology of Ikea.”
>> http://isreview.org/issue/90/critique-social-practice-art

>> http://we-make-money-not-art.com/book-review-public-servants-art-and-the-crisis-of-the-common-good/
>> http://www.abladeofgrass.org/growing-dialogue/growing-dialogue-what-is-the-effectiveness-of-socially-engaged-art/

Debate on speculative design…

>> http://designandviolence.moma.org/republic-of-salivation-michael-burton-and-michiko-nitta/
>> https://medium.com/a-parede/questioning-the-critical-in-speculative-critical-design-5a355cac2ca4#.w745zt3x3

Photo Requests from Solitary

“People held in supermax prisons and solitary confinement units were invited to request an image of anything at all, real or imagined—and promised that artists on the outside would fulfill their requests.
The resulting photographs provide an archive of the hopes, memories, and interests of Americans who live locked in cells for 23 hours a day in extreme isolation and sensory deprivation—conditions that have been widely denounced as torture.”
>> http://solitarywatch.com/special-projects/photo-requests-solitary/

Paul Mason: Is capitalism dead?

In the wake of the financial crisis and with the rapid rise of new technologies, award-winning economist and journalist, Paul Mason, believes we’re on the cusp of a seismic economic shift, of a kind yet to be seen in human history. So has capitalism had its day? Watch him argue his case with Douglas Murray, Zoe Williams, Julia Powles and Pat Kane.
>> https://www.theguardian.com/membership/video/2015/jul/23/paul-mason-is-capitalism-dead-video

The Zomet Institute

>> www.zomet.org.il/eng
Teams of Scientists and Torah scholars, research consult and implement Halacha and Technology issues. … How can the machine be used on Shabbat?

Knotty Objects

>> https://www.media.mit.edu/videos/knotty-objects-2015-07-16-10/
>> https://www.media.mit.edu/events/knotty/overview

New American Sweatshop (2015)

>> http://www.ameliamarzec.com/trainingmodule/
New American Sweatshop: Training Module simulates the workflow and economics of a fictional electronics cooperative in a dystopian future. It trains citizens to barter and use electronic waste to create simple circuits that will form new communication devices. This will allow us to have ownership over our telecommunications infrastructure in cases of political unrest or disaster relief.

Maker Library Network

>> http://design.britishcouncil.org/projects/makerlibraries/

Open Design

>> http://www.ronen-kadushin.com/

openFrameworks Lab

festivalgoers submit their ideas for works of art, artists encode these submissions and endow them with physical forms—they produce something.
…This is where the OF Lab comes in, with their team of talented programmers ready to grant wishes to any visitors of the OF Lab…
http://blog.fabrica.it/2008/09/08/openframeworks-lab-at-ars-electronica/
http://90.146.8.18/en/archives/picture_ausgabe_03_new.asp?iAreaID=501&showAreaID=566&iImageID=67109
https://vimeo.com/oflab/videos/page:1/sort:date

Fixperts

>> http://fixperts.org/
Is fixperts a company or a network? No, it is a social project. An open knowledge sharing platform.
Why did we start this project? We believe fixing is a valuable creative and social resource and we now know that people all over the world feel the same. Fixperts creates content that encourages people to use the power of fixing to solve everyday problems and that’s awesome.
Do we make money? No, this is a labour of love. However, as the project grows it will be important to generate resources to support Fixperts.

Previous WishLabs

>> http://www.kobakant.at/?p=566