Constructlab is a transdisciplinary design-build network that brings together architectural concepts and construction. The organization breaks with traditional division of labor and assembles a team of talented designer-builders, as well as sociologists, urban planners, graphic designers, curators, educators, and web developers, who carry the creative process from the drawing board to the field. Their shared vision of a collaborative way of working blends the creative with the practical, the thinking with the doing.

A market for construction, transdisciplinary production, and collective decision-making.


The WOOD FOOD INK market revolves around three assembly lines: one for crafting stools, one for printing, and one for daily food preparation. Constructlab uses this market to gain insights into the sharing economy and cooperative intelligence. The installation is not just about production; its true essence lies in the models that underpin the envisioned daily activation.

At the market, we explore who gets to participate in each process, how things are made, and what resources, thoughts, ingredients, and materials are used. We question the value of the product, the value of the experience, and the value of labor. Constructlab consists of various actors, each with a unique background, specific skills, talents, and ideas. The group composition changes daily, as do the materials, ingredients, and ideas. Additionally, individuals consider different factors during the production process. To make this project viable, it's crucial to understand and accommodate these diverse factors.

The Work also examines how the three assembly lines influence each other. What roles do participants take on daily, and how do their individual insights impact the production process? As individuals assume different positions and responsibilities, new dynamics and opportunities emerge. By fostering an atmosphere of cooperative intelligence, the project encourages behavior that promotes adaptability, shared learning, and collective problem-solving.

The WOOD FOOD INK market is a space where different voices come together to reshape our idea of collaboration. It delves into the intrinsic motivations and values that drive individuals and communities, aiming to uncover the underlying motivations in the production process. Moreover, as a collective, Constructlab is interested in the reasoning behind their own projects, which often go beyond mere financial gain. By exploring alternative models and engaging participants in dialogue, the installation serves as a catalyst for action and reflection. As visitors become active participants, they help make decisions and share their perspectives.