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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

New Cross Commoners

New Cross Commoners could be defined as a practice-based research group that through a dynamic group of academic and non-academic commoners explores the local area, whilst reading and discussing texts on commoning.

In autumn 2012, Orsalia Dimitriou, Caterina Giuliani, Paolo Plotegher and Bianca began to regularly meet to discuss our interest in the commons. During these meetings they decided to try a more structured approach that would open these meetings to other people living in New Cross or studying at Goldsmiths College (located in NX). And so, since February 2013, they are part of a larger group of commoners who regularly meets for walks, talks, site visits, readings, etc. in order to consider how they could structure their lives in less precarious ways.

To see and read more about this group visit: http://newxcommoners.wordpress.com/

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