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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

Made in Italy (behind the scene) – infographic performance by Isacco Chiaf

As a conclusion to our stay in Milan, Isacco Chiaf performed his piece Made in Italy (behind the scene), which he had been expanding and improving during the two months at Careof.

The project consists of a six-acts performance, which depicts the background and the hidden illicit side of a specific production sector in Italy – the small arms industry. In particular, the piece operates an analysis of the Italian multinational company Beretta, mapping the globalised structure of the company and the multiple connections that exist between this business and the world of Italian politics.
The project’s aim is to inform the audience by using theatrical means and infographic objects, which assume form and meaning in front of the audience as the performance evolves. What may look like an untidy mass of objects in the first place, turns out to be an animated visualization where statistics, words, sounds, video projections and maps interact with each other in order to stimulate the attention of the audience.