WORKNOT! at exibiting collaborative project "Parable of Mehr" at Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019. We are glad to be part of this excellent collaboration with Samaneh Moafi, Mhamad Safa, Maria Bessarabova and Platform 28.
WORKNOT! is invited to participated in the event Life Hacks: Space on October 31 2018, Rotterdam at Varia Centre for Everyday Technology. Image: François Girard-Meunier What shapes the daily routine of a telemarketing sales agent? How to go beyond the co-working model when it comes to organize a place for collaboration? What's the territorial and political role of furniture within the semi-domestic area of the artist's studio? Are life hacks a form of liberation or yet another burden? Together with author and designer François Girard-Meunier, the WORKNOT! collective (Arvand Pourabbasi and Golnar Abbasi), Varia, the Centre for Everyday Technology (represented by Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends and Niek Hilkmann) and XPUB (the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute), we will tackle these and more questions during an evening dedicated to spaces that are at once entrepreneurial and precarious.
WORKNOT!'s project named WORKNOT! is selected for Extended Collaboration in the Fellowship Program 2018 at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Burnout is an umbrella term for symptoms that describe worker’s mental unwellness. Thus, a political term for controlling the laborer. And “breaking open” starts with reclamation of life, not excluding work from it. The home is the tragic scene for the outburnt subject performing depression, disappointment, withdrawal; also possibly framing the process of reclaiming new subjectivities. To collectively re-think everyday performances of being fatigued, being othered, shaping kinship, in the minor spaces of our homes, resisting, and reclaiming, this project brings the (spatial) conditions of the house into a series of mobile installations, that literally serve as spaces of discussion
The Green Cabinet / De Groene Kabinet new project under construction Location:(Rotterdam Noord) Schout Heynricstraat /Banierstraat 62 / De Schout The container in banierstraat is currently our work studio. It will transform to the smallest art space in Rotterdam for monthly events, and future artist/architect in residence programs, and more.
5–19 January 2018 at Platform28, Tehran:
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