Making Matters. A vocabulary of Collective Arts
The publication 'Making Matters: A Vocabulary for Collective Arts' marks the end of the NWO project 'Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making', led by Janneke Wesseling and Florian Cramer. The publication contains the outcomes of this research project.
The entries in this experimental vocabulary were written in collaboration with multidisciplinary collectives, artists and designers from five continents. They reflect how collective action changes artists’ identity and ways of working, where artists work together with non-artists, make products for their local environment and take on multiple identities, such as researcher, community activist, computer hacker, or business consultant. In these practices and in this vocabulary, boundaries between art, design, research and activism become blurred or dissolve entirely, and no longer conform to a Western concept of art.
The book will be launched at Kunsttempel in Kassel on Wednesday, 15 June, 16:00.
For more information on the content and the event, please follow the link.
For the research project website: Making Matters