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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

project finances

An overview of the financial resources that are supporting this research:

- Design fellowship from the Design Department at Goldsmiths College, London, UK (£13.590 per annum for three years plus Ph.D fee)

- Museion Art Prize, Bozen, IT (€20.000 for a 5 months residency at AIR Laboratorium, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL; awarded through the Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse; approximate breakdown of expenses: €1.000 for awarding institution; €7.000 for hosting institution; €5.000 for residents’ fee; €1.400 for residents’ travel budget; €5.600 for residents’ production budget)

- Department of Design, Research and Enterprise Committee, Goldsmiths College, London, UK (£500 for the Designing Economic Cultures seminar series; £360 towards attending the conference Designing and transforming capitalism in Denmark; £1000 for the New Cross Commoners research group; £200 towards attending the seminar The art of struggle in Palermo)

- FDV residency, Milan, IT (€3.000 for production and living costs awarded by the Amt für Deutsche Kultur der Autonomen Provinz Bozen-Südtirol; €6.000 for covering the residency and gallery costs sustained by Careof DOCVA)

- Printing of the first nine interviews (€400 towards travel expenses and the covering of the printing costs by the Amt für Deutsche Kultur der Autonomen Provinz Bozen-Südtirol for the group exhibition Panorama 4)

- DE.MO./MOVIN’UP 2012, IT (€2.100 towards the research in Palestine, awarded by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Direzione Generale per il paesaggio, le belle arti, l’architettura e l’arte contemporanea with the participation of Direzione Generale per lo Spettacolo dal Vivo and GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani)

- Campus in Camps/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Palestine/DE (€4,500 shared fee as project activators at Campus in Camps)