Pictorial Works

DE(WORK) is an installation on the Degrowth of Work. Technological development and globalisation have created an apparent decoupling of economic growth from material resource extraction. This has only been made possible by the increased abstraction of labour, and the spatial distance between sites of production and consumption. The installation, (DE)WORK, exposes the interdependencies between processes of material extraction, productive labour, and growth within the globalised economy. It presents raw data on economic and financial, environmental, and political metrics driving complex processes of deforestation as an example of material extraction – in an abstract and continuous flow, manicured live by an ...
Current modes of real estate development assume a single formula for living, a suite of bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and leisure space that simply scales up or down depending on traditional appraisals of family size, wealth, and stage of life. This multiplication ignores the real variety of human living arrangements, relationships and economic inequality. Underused, overpriced and unsustainable; real estate products remain fundamentally incompatible with the diverse forms of city life. Alone Together: The Game invites you to explore new configurations of living space, negotiating privacy and sharing along the way.
PublisherAna Maria Uribe1997
The component parts included here—four animated GIFs and an SWF—are not to be understood as independent works, but are to be combined in a browser to produce Ana Maria Uribe’s 1997 poem “Angeles en bandana (A Flock of Angels).” The poem arranges fifteen Garamond “T” characters in the form of an upside down triangle and animates them with out-of-sync bevels and inner glows. While this animation loops, so does a short piece of metallic-sounding audio titled “humhum.swf.” This and other Uribe anipoems are online thanks to Vispo. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font ...
PublisherYujia Bian2019
As a bar of soap, ARCHITECTURE is a communal resource for the Triennale visitors to clean themselves. It also stands in as a symbol for architecture; a coming together of materials in concrete form that facilitates social processes. As it is used, ARCHITECTURE loses its rigid form. Its fixed appearance erodes through use and it is molded by the hands that touch it; a record of the material sociability inherent in its structure and function. ARCHITECTURE pays attention to the material flows that sustain a collective hygiene, while thinking through architecture as a social entity that evolves beyond its original form.
Rising seas and economic volatility affect a city’s residents differently, exaggerating existing social inequality. How do we cooperate or compete in the face of risk? Bartertown is a board game that tests how cities and people can survive, and even thrive, in a crisis. It imagines a world without money to test how social networks can be re-shaped by an economy of favors and resource-sharing. Players conduct activities and adapt to oods, res, or a new romance—all while negotiating for a couch to sleep on or the chance to build ood-protection infrastructures.
PublisherOther Architects2019
Burial Belt proposes repurposing denuded grazing land for natural burial. Burial funds the revegetation of the native environment, replacing high-emissions livestock farming with carbon-filtering forest. Beyond basic costs, individuals can invest as much as they like in this endeavor, potentially greening acres and offsetting life-long carbon vices. While those buried in this new cemetery will have no lasting monuments and will decompose into the soil, burial space is provided in perpetuity, providing a permanent covenant over the land. Eventually, burial sites connect to form a continuous green belt that encompasses the city fringe and constrains sprawl.
PublisherLink Editions2017
The first art movement to use collage to collapse together images and ideas, Dada also pioneered concepts, ideas, approaches and modi operandi that were later transfused into contemporary digital tools, becoming commonplace in the digital environment. To celebrate DADA 100, from 5 February 2016 to 5 February 201 7 the online platform and collaborative project Dadaclub.online shared high quality digital copies of original Dada artworks and magazine covers, inviting artists from all over the world to use them in their work. This book documents the project, presenting 148 remixes produced and shared by participants. Dada is nothing, enjoy Dada!
Soil, as the keeper of nutrients and the core building block of our existence, is currently being produced in the neighborhood of Grønland in Oslo, by local youth. By using local resources, they are making and selling the product. Oslo Living Lab uses the core of commercial growth, the excess of food and garbage, as a resource which stands outside of the established system, on the verge of laws and regulations. This project provides a theatrical exploration of a pragmatic degrowth transition. Death and Degrowth explores the world of this performative initiative as an important driver of transition towards a model of ...
An ecotone is a hybrid zone between two ecosystems, such as a forest and grassland, or a lake and a field, where specific species and natural phenomena flourish. Ecotones of Making considers the ecotone as a way of producing hybridised ways of living, blending urban experiences with the practical knowledge of the rural. This collection of artefacts and tools is sourced and produced in the village of Gerswalde, east Germany. Here, new spaces for rural commoning and small-scale cultural production have emerged, from a communal housing project to a permaculture farm and risograph printing workshop, and are creating a replicable model for ...
Hito Steyerl has created a two-part edition: a free unlimited digital download and a new limited edition print. The source for both editions is a found image of a woodcut print by Utamaro, which the artist has intentionally corrupted by embedding one of her written texts into the image’s source code. The downloadable code reveals this hidden text, from which it is possible to reconstruct the original jpeg image. The limited edition print is a further derivative of this text, printed with silver ink containing silicone; a component of semiconductors. Instructions for digital edition: Download the image source text (right-click and select ...
In today’s world where time is a valued commodity and the motto ”live everyday like it’s your last” is stuck to your ever faster outdated refrigerator’s door, the forest stands for values of stark contrast. Consider the pine. It takes an average pine 120 years to become useful as timber. Timber that is used to build the houses around you. By accepting one of our prepared seed bags, you are encouraged to experience the amount of time and effort that is required to produce one single pine tree, but also the vast amount of positive side effects tied to its growing. ...
The projects highlight the challenges of progressive ideas within society. A temporary installation welcomes the visitors at the entrance of the Sverre Fehn Pavillion and also invites the audience to visit a public art project at Tåsenløkka in Oslo. The two parts are linked conceptually as both circle around concepts like social conditioning, urban planning and architecture. The public project articulates the fence that separates a public park and a municipal kindergarten. It zigzags through manicured bushes and landscaping, inspiring the children to explore. The result is an equal trade of land, without changing the total size of each property.
PublisherGlobal Free Unit2019
The Global Free Unit is a constellation for learning and research. It is born out of a desire to enable architecture students to address some of the most pressing global challenges we face: scarcity of resources, inequality, climate change, migration and social division, through research, live projects and collaborations. We, the Global Free Unit, are responding to an industry culture that is too often self referential, in thrall to mediated values reinforced by media and notions of fame. Instead, we are establishing a new path for education that offers a unique opportunity to redefine future practice by connecting education to actions and ...
PublisherPublic Works2019
Can compost heat the city? Can moss purify our air? Can food waste power our lights? The publication and compost-heated bench outside The Library make the case for a plant-powered infrastructure of degrowth. A snap shot into the LJ Works project in London. LJ Works is a lightweight workspace, kitchen incubator, cafe and London’s first building powered by food waste. Initiated by local residents as a community garden, the project is a pioneering example for long-term neighborhood stewardship of land fueled by circular social, economic and ecological systems.
Today’s economic system is socially and environmentally fatal. What would you hope to gain and be afraid to lose if economic growth stopped? The future is a consequence of what we do today. The discipline of Future Studies shows that human actions are guided by myths and metaphors, and that these are often unconscious. If we don’t bring these myths and metaphors up to the surface, and “un-learn” them, change is often hard to achieve and the future ends up being a replica of today. A radically different future can only come about if we start doing things differently and challenge what we take ...
We’ve been dealing with the duality of holiday and weekdays, mostly with the question, that why the society have to highlight some days in the year. The most of our common holidays are connected to a natural event or, some kind of changing in the year, that are mostly forgotten, and only the tradition and the feast remains. So we started to think about if we can also create new feasts and holidays today. The Spring Wind House was an experimental try for this, where we wanted to celebrate the arrival of the spring wind, and the spring itself. This ...
PublisherHenry Lefroy-Brooks2019
The utility room is a functional space, designed to hide away everyday utilitarian services and appliances. Today, the ‘utility room’ is a luxury. As city living becomes ever more cramped, ever more expensive, the worry of ‘where will the washing machine go’ is perhaps the last one on your mind – if it is even on your mind. Ask yourself though, where will it go? The kitchen? The cupboard? The corridor? The bedroom? The living room? I bet you can’t wait for your clothes to smell of that delicious casserole you made on Monday night after having nowhere to hang them ...
The Download is a series of Rhizome commissions that considers posted files, the act of downloading, and the user’s desktop as a space for exhibition.
It’s tempting to call sorry to dump on you like this.zip a pornographic work, since an actual porn collection is embedded within it—the artist’s own archive of men accumulated in fifteen years of web browsing. But these JPGs serve only as a substrate: thin scaffolding for an epic textual work that hangs loosely from the files.
The .stl and .obj files contained within Material Speculation: ISIS/Download Series (King Uthal) are the first 3D models of a lost artwork openly published by Morehshin Allahyari.
Wakeling calls Incantations for the Birth of a Network “a proto-script for a film,” a story that traces the invention of the computer and the atomic bomb as precursors to the internet. As of January 2018, this work has been taken offline.
PublisherAnna Ulak2019
In commemoration with the book The Limits to Growth produced by the Club of Rome, this proposal displays original drawings and process sketches of the world model presented in the book along with similar architectural diagrams from the 1970’s until today. Made by Jay Forrester and his colleagues at MIT, these drawings: Visualize consequences of industrial production and population growth on a global scale, and thus demonstrate how the concept of de-growth was discussed in 1972. The drawings are visual representations of systems theory, which is a mode of thinking closely connected to postwar developments in computation. Systems theory became ...

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