Publication of Commonism. A New Aesthetics of the Real (Valiz, 2018). After half a century of neoliberalism, a new radical, practice-based ideology is making its way from the margins: commonism, with an o in the middle. It is based on the values of sharing, common (intellectual) ownership and new social co-operations. Commoners assert that social relationships can replace money (contract) relationships. They advocate solidarity and they trust in peer-to-peer relationships to develop new ways of production. Two articles of mine will be published in this amazing reader.
The Swamp Pavilion is a networked effort in creating new imaginary hybrid space for exercises in architectural and artistic practices, theory and pedagogy through various forms and formats of public interventions, field trips, workshops, lectures, discussions, chat channels and printed publications. Throughout the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice, the Swamp School will function as a changing, flexible, open-ended infrastructure. Within its program I have been invited to give a workshop and a lecture on 26th and 27th September 2018.
This is (not) a love song will take the form of a people’s tribunal that will occur in four acts dealing around precarious work and life, discussing wage, love, freedom & risk. Taking place in the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam), I have been invited to participate in the 3rd act, which is titled `engagement´. This 3rd section will think of how to oppose the isolation and competitiveness as a result of neoliberalism and instead find ways to develop solidarity, to unite and to explore sustainable, durable forms of working together. More coming soon…
Artists Iñaki Álvarez and Ariadna Rodriguez, integrants of the collective NyamNaym, have asked me to collaborate and write a text in the publication It is the microorganisms that will have the last word funded by BcnProducció’18.