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.
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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. 

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 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

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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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WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT آپارتمان ها رایج ترین فرم معماری هستند که تهران امروز را شکل می دهند، و سازماندهی فضاییشان بواسطه ضوابط ساخت از پیش معین شده است. یکی از بااهمیت ترین این شاخصه ها ضوابطی اند که فضاهای مشاع را تعریف می کنند (پله ها، پشت بام، نورگیر و غیره). آنها کارکرد ضد و نقیضی دارند؛ سازماندهی فضاییشان در تعیین روابط فضایی داخل ساختمان نقش اساسی دارد، درحالیکه به ندرت فعالیتی در آنها اتفاق می افتد. آنها فضاهایی هستند مورد تملک همه ساکنین، و مورد استفاده هیچ یک از آنها. تمرکز این کارگاه بر چگونگی خوانش آنهاست. فضاهایی که از یکسو پیش پاافتاده تلقی می شوند، از سوی دیگر تجسم برنامه های اقتصادی و سیاسی-اجتماعی جامع تری هستند؛ و در عین حال زندگی روزمره ما را مورد تاثیر قرارمی دهند. چه راه هایی برای مداخله در روند استانداردسازی خانه و زیست از طریق نگاه به مشاعات وجود دارد، فضاهایی که خود از (باز)تولید کننده های همین روندها هستند؟ در این کارگاه فضاهای مشاع را از طریق چیدمان با مقیاس یک به یک، در آپارتمانی معمول در تهران وارسی خواهیم کرد. بخش مهمی از کارگاه در آپارتمان مذکور به ساخت و ساز و مباحثه خواهد گذشت. ما این وضع موجود را با ساخت تجربیِ پروژه هایی به چالش می کشیم که استراتژی هایی کوچک مقیاس با امکان ایجاد تغییرات بزرگند. از طریق ساختن و چیدمان در مشاعات ساکن و مستقر می شویم، و آنها را از آن خود میکنیم. WORKSHOP DATES ١٥ دى – ٢٩ دى، ١٣٩٦ EXHIBITION DATE ٣٠ دى ١٣٩٦ REGISTRATION برأى ثبت نام و يا كسب اطلاعات بيشتر با شماره ٠٩٣٥٦٠٤٠٠٥٥ تماس حاصل فرماييد. #narratinthesharedspace#winterworkshop#framingthecommon#commonspaces#smallurbanism#socialengagement#apartmentlifestyle#platform28

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NARRATING THE SHARED SPACES . Winter workshop at platform 28 . Apartment buildings in Tehran are the most common form of architecture that shape the city, whose spatial arrangement is predetermined by the regulations. One of the main sets these of principles are the ones conditioning their shared spaces (stairs, rooftops, voids, etc). Their role is controversial; their arrangement is crucial in determining the spatial relations within the building, while rarely accommodate any activities. Spaces owned by all inhabitants, but used by none. . The focus question here is on how to discuss these spaces that are taken for granted, yet embody larger economic and sociopolitical agendas, and condition our everyday lives. What are ways to intervene in the standardized housing and living processes through these shared spaces, as they are meant to (re)produce those processes themselves. Here we will investigate these spaces through making one-to-one scale interventions in an actual typical apartment building where the workshop partially takes place. We will challenge the status quo through experimentally making seemingly subtle strategies that could possibly make a larger difference. We inhabit, take over, and domesticate these shared spaces through our interventions. Narrating the Shared Spaces is a program of public lectures and a workshop; it continues the legacies of the project Framing the Common (2014–2016). . INSTRUCTORS Arvand Pourabbasi Golnar Abbasi (initiators of WORKNOT!) . DATES 5 – 18 January 2018 . EXHIBITION 19 January 2018 . REGISTRATION Tel: 09356040055 Email: #framibgthecommon#narratingthesharedspace#communalspace#allspacesmatter#apartmentlifestyle#platform28

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