Designing Economic Cultures is a research project that sets out to investigate the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of socially and politically engaged design projects.

The fundamental question the project poses is:
how can designers, who through their work want to question and challenge the prevalent economic system, gain a satisfying degree of social and economic security without having to submit themselves to the commercial pressures of the market?  Read more ›

Construction site for non-affirmative practice

Constructive Dismantling

My Castle Is Your Castle

Cultural associations – seminar with Marta Bianchi

Marta Bianchi, project organiser at Careof, whose field of expertise is cultural management, gave us an extensive overview of the legal options for setting up a cultural association in Italy. It came out that in Italy, the new model of the “Association for Social Promotion” could actually be and interesting one for groups who intend to work mainly on non-commercial projects and to apply for public funding.

We would like to thank Marta for taking us through all these legal things.