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Contributions by Arts of the Working Class, Claudia Banz, Lisa Baumgarten, Steff Bentrup, Brave New Alps, Colin Crouch, Hans-Christian Dany, Designer + Cultural, Workers Union, Design Interns Club, Diedrich Diederichsen, Emma Dowling, Experimentelle Klasse, Silvia Federici, Silke Helfrich, IG Bildende Kunst, In the Meantime, Valentina Karga, Lucy Kimbell & Guy Julier, Silvio Lorusso, Madygraf, Angela McRobbie, Oli Mould, Nobody is an Island, Onomatopee (Amy Gowen & Joannette van der Veer), Mareile Pfannebecker & James A. Smith, Poliklinik Veddel, Florian A. Schmidt & Sebastian Schmieg, Stavros Stavrides, Studiengruppe Informationsdesign, Rosario Talevi, Pelin Tan, Vivien Tauchmann, Harald Trapp, Airi Triisberg, Velvetyne, Viome, Felix Vogel, Manuela Zechner A critical discussion about work is urgently needed—in the field of design as much as anywhere else. Since 2011, Studio Experimentelles Design at the HFBK Hamburg has experimented with local design-assistance projects carried out within the framework of the St. Pauli Public Design Support initiative. The student-led program advocates a community based and cooperative approach, involving people who are usually only impacted by design or excluded from it. This partisan practice questions our understanding of what design can be, and who benefits or suffers from it. It also fundamentally questions how we work. In the summer of 2020, Studio Experimentelles Design organized the three-week online research festival “(How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbors)) (in neoliberal times)?” Hosted by the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin’s Design Lab #6, the festival invited friends, experts, and activists to discuss self-organizing academia, artistic collectivism, care work, and creative self-exploitation. Talks, performances, and readings explored the dilemmas of project logic, the radical expansion of precarity, alternatives to the formal economy, immaterial labor in the context of aesthetic capitalism, the problem of the art strike, and new forms of subjective alienation. Divided into two parts, this publication extends Studio Experimentelles Design’s socially committed approach through conversations, lectures, research, debates, and project documentation, drawing on the research festival as well as five years of work by Public Design Support. Both of these—an international debate on working conditions and a local design practice committed to its community—strive to critically examine design’s current practices. They ask questions of how designers work today, demanding a fundamental reorientation in the issues design addresses and the social actors it serves.

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This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Lee Bul: Beginning organized and presented by Seoul Museum of Art, March 2 - May 16, 2021

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A collection of short stories written between 2018 – 2021

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Conceived in close collaboration with Shimabuku as an extension of his exhibition The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories at Villa Paloma in 2021, this new publication tells of the poetic actions conducted during his travels, between his native Japan and Monaco via Brazil, Australia, and many other lands. The artist’s texts form the narrative thread of a subsequent ensemble of installations, films, sculptures and photographs made over the last thirty years. Three essays never published before have been written for the occasion by art critics and curators Nicolas Bourriaud and Claire Le Restif as well artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. As an introduction, Célia Bernasconi, curator of the exhibition, traces Shimabuku’s artistic adventures through a logbook, therefore, confronting the epidemic context. Through the logbook, she reviews productions made by Shimabuku in Monaco in 2021, amongst which the totemic work Erect is featured on the cover of the book.

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