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LET’S MAKE
WORK WORK!
BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER
11 MARCH 2017, UNIBZ
@BRAVENEWALPS
LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART / UNIBZ
COMUNfARE
2015 – ONGOING
THE GOOD NEWS
More and more designers want to critically and
transformatively engage with pressing social
and environmenta...
HOW CAN WE CREATE ECONOMIC CULTURES
THAT MAKE TRANSFORMATIVE WORK
POSSIBLE?
By collectively activating our skills & resour...
DESIGNINGECONOMICCULTURES.NET
2011 – 2013
PRECARITYPILOT.NET
2014 – ONGOING
IF WE WORK, WHERE WE WORK, WITH
WHOM WE WORK, WHAT WE DO AT
WORK, AND HOW LONG WE WORK ARE
SOCIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND HENCE
P...
PROPOSITIONS
TO DISCUSS, EXPAND ON
AND EXPERIMENT WITH:
DIVERSE ECONOMIES,
SOLIDARITY,
STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE,
CIRCULATI...
DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK
ECONOMIC ICEBERG,
J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
WORLD-WIDE
EXPLOITATION
OF PEOPLE AND
NATURE
DIVERSE
ECONOMIES
MAKE WORK
WORK
ACADEMIC WORK:
RESEARCH / TEACHING
FREELANCE...
DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK
BLACK BARK CO-OP
DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK
SOLIDARITY MAKES WORK WORK
FOOTPRINT WORKERS CO-OP
LEEDS
PUBLIC WORKS
LONDON
SOLIDARITY MAKES WORK WORK
PLATFORM
BREAD FUNDS
STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE MAKES
WORK WORK
IMAGE-SHIFT – BILDWECHSEL
HOUSING
CO-OP
HOUSING
CO-OP
WORKERS
CO-OP
ROOTSTOCK
NO-BORDERS
ACTIVISM
RADICAL
PRINT SHOP
FOOD
CO-OP
RADICAL
ROUTES
PLANT...
HOUSING
CO-OP
HOUSING
CO-OP
WORKERS
CO-OP
ROOTSTOCK
NO-BORDERS
ACTIVISM
RADICAL
PRINT SHOP
FOOD
CO-OP
RADICAL
ROUTES
PLANT...
DESIGN EDUCATION CAN MAKE WORK WORK
DESIGN EDUCATION CAN MAKE WORK WORK
THANK YOU & HAPPY EXPERIMENTATION
EVERYONE
Let's Make Work Work!
Let's Make Work Work!
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Keynote presentation at the By Design or Disaster conference at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 11 March 2017

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Let's Make Work Work!

  1. 1. LET’S MAKE WORK WORK! BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER 11 MARCH 2017, UNIBZ @BRAVENEWALPS LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART / UNIBZ
  2. 2. COMUNfARE 2015 – ONGOING
  3. 3. THE GOOD NEWS More and more designers want to critically and transformatively engage with pressing social and environmental issues. THE BAD NEWS Design for progressive eco-social change generally doesn’t pay much, despite the fact that lots of it would be needed.
  4. 4. HOW CAN WE CREATE ECONOMIC CULTURES THAT MAKE TRANSFORMATIVE WORK POSSIBLE? By collectively activating our skills & resources; in the short as well as in the long-run; for as many designers as possible.
  5. 5. DESIGNINGECONOMICCULTURES.NET 2011 – 2013 PRECARITYPILOT.NET 2014 – ONGOING
  6. 6. IF WE WORK, WHERE WE WORK, WITH WHOM WE WORK, WHAT WE DO AT WORK, AND HOW LONG WE WORK ARE SOCIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND HENCE PROPERLY POLITICAL DECISIONS. HOW MIGHT MORE OF THIS TERRITORY BE RECLAIMED AS VIABLE TERRAINS OF DEBATE AND STRUGGLE?” KATHI WEEKS, THE PROBLEM WITH WORK (2011), P.35-36 “
  7. 7. PROPOSITIONS TO DISCUSS, EXPAND ON AND EXPERIMENT WITH: DIVERSE ECONOMIES, SOLIDARITY, STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE, CIRCULATING THE COMMONS, AND DESIGN EDUCATION MAKE WORK WORK
  8. 8. DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK ECONOMIC ICEBERG, J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
  9. 9. WORLD-WIDE EXPLOITATION OF PEOPLE AND NATURE DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK ACADEMIC WORK: RESEARCH / TEACHING FREELANCE DESIGN WORK PROJECT COMMISSIONS PUBLIC FUNDING GIFTS TECHNICAL SPONSORSHIP LOW-CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE SKIPPING SELF-PROVISIONING FORAGING BARTER FINDING STUFF FAMILY & FRIENDS’ SUPPORT DIY MAKING & MENDING LENDING-BORROWING REDISTRIBUTION WORK FOR WORK PEER HOSPITALITY & SUPPORT LIVING IN A HOUSING CO-OP WELFARE PROVISIONS WELFARE PROVISIONS DIY HOUSE RENOVATION
  10. 10. DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK BLACK BARK CO-OP
  11. 11. DIVERSE ECONOMIES MAKE WORK WORK
  12. 12. SOLIDARITY MAKES WORK WORK FOOTPRINT WORKERS CO-OP LEEDS PUBLIC WORKS LONDON
  13. 13. SOLIDARITY MAKES WORK WORK PLATFORM BREAD FUNDS
  14. 14. STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE MAKES WORK WORK IMAGE-SHIFT – BILDWECHSEL
  15. 15. HOUSING CO-OP HOUSING CO-OP WORKERS CO-OP ROOTSTOCK NO-BORDERS ACTIVISM RADICAL PRINT SHOP FOOD CO-OP RADICAL ROUTES PLANT NURSERY BREAD CO-OP SOCIAL MOVEMENTS SHARING OF IDEAS AND PROJECTS FREE SPACE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS 1/3 SALARY UNWAGED 50£/WEEK ECO-SOCIAL CAUSES CIRCULATION OF THE COMMONS MAKES WORK WORK
  16. 16. HOUSING CO-OP HOUSING CO-OP WORKERS CO-OP ROOTSTOCK NO-BORDERS ACTIVISM RADICAL PRINT SHOP FOOD CO-OP RADICAL ROUTES PLANT NURSERY BREAD CO-OP SOCIAL MOVEMENTS SHARING OF IDEAS AND PROJECTS FREE SPACE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS MONTHLY DONATIONS TO LOCAL CAUSES 1/3 SALARY UNWAGED 50£/WEEK ECO-SOCIAL CAUSES CIRCULATION OF THE COMMONS MAKES WORK WORK
  17. 17. DESIGN EDUCATION CAN MAKE WORK WORK
  18. 18. DESIGN EDUCATION CAN MAKE WORK WORK
  19. 19. THANK YOU & HAPPY EXPERIMENTATION EVERYONE

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