Monthly Archives: August 2012

Designing Economic Cultures

Designing Economic Cultures is a three-year research project by design duo Brave New Alps (who we just recently interviewed for our dialogue series). The scope of the project is to investigate the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of

Designing Economic Cultures

Designing Economic Cultures is a three-year research project by design duo Brave New Alps (who we just recently interviewed for our dialogue series). The scope of the project is to investigate the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of

Brave New Alps for a brave new world

The design team Fabio Franz and Bianca Elzenbaumer started their collaboration in 2005 under the collective name ‘Brave New Alps’. Ever since, they have been engaged in socio-political projects moving across disciplines, cultures, research and practice. We met on Skype

Brave New Alps for a brave new world

The design team Fabio Franz and Bianca Elzenbaumer started their collaboration in 2005 under the collective name ‘Brave New Alps’. Ever since, they have been engaged in socio-political projects moving across disciplines, cultures, research and practice. We met on Skype

Koulu-Festival 24.-26.8.: Open peer-learning

For most people, the word ‘school’ might evoke rather bad memories of childhood years wasted within the confines of classroom walls, being taught by frustrated teachers about all the things in the world we would never need again for “real life”

Koulu-Festival 24.-26.8.: Open peer-learning

For most people, the word ‘school’ might evoke rather bad memories of childhood years wasted within the confines of classroom walls, being taught by frustrated teachers about all the things in the world we would never need again for “real life”

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

A thought-provoking late-summer read: ‘Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation’ written by sociologist and philosopher Richard Sennett. In three parts, the book explores the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak and proposes ways to strengthen it. Sennett

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

A thought-provoking late-summer read: ‘Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation’ written by sociologist and philosopher Richard Sennett. In three parts, the book explores the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak and proposes ways to strengthen it. Sennett