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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

Group micropolitics – workshop with Valeria Graziano, Bolzano (IT), 20.12.2011

As the group of people involved in the Construction site was already in Bolzano for the roundtable discussion Werstattgespräche, we took the opportunity to organise a workshop with Valeria Graziano to reflect on the micropolitics, challenges, opportunities and visions of our forming collective.

Giorgio Camuffo kindly hosted the group in his atelier at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen.