Constructlab will present a place for encounters, joint creation, exchange and decision-making as part of the festival "Who owns the Economy?". Constructlab organises a special workplace at Werkwarenhuis in Den Bosch, with a WOOD, FOOD and INK market. This market revolves around an assembly line for making stools, a printing workshop and a kitchen. With the project, Construclab questions how cooperative economies and cooperative intelligence can be implemented in everyday neighbourhood practices.
A space for assembly, collective creation, sharing, and decision-making by Constructlab, as part of the Who owns the Economy Festival in Den Bosch Constructlab will be running a special workshop at the Werkwarenhuis from September 28 till October 22, 2023. The workshop will focus on three aspects: WOOD, FOOD, and INK. The underlying concept of the market proposes questions about collaborative economies and cooperative intelligence. The Market revolves around a stool making assembly line, a printing workshop and a kitchen. The buildup and/or activation of the project will take place from September 28 to October 5 (performative setup) and from October 5 to October 22 (activation).
The installation is not solely about production; its true essence lies in the models that underpin its activation. It explores who gets to participate in the process, how things are made and what resources, thoughts or ingredients are used. Constructlab comprises various actors, each with their own preconditions and considerations, such as as age, skills, talent, how long you’ve been around, where you are in life, cultural background or country. Understanding and accommodating these diverse factors becomes crucial in realizing the project's feasibility and viability. The installation further examines the implications of agents changing roles. As individuals assume different positions and responsibilities, new dynamics and opportunities emerge. By fostering an atmosphere of cooperative intelligence, the project encourages behaviours that promote shared learning, adaptability, and collective problem-solving.
The WOOD FOOD INK Market encourages a deeper exploration of the underlying motivations and reasons behind Constructlab projects that often go beyond monetary gains. The installation delves into the intrinsic motivations and values that drive individuals and communities. By engaging participants in dialogue and exploring alternative models, the installation serves as a catalyst for action and reflection. As visitors become active participants they help decide and share their perspectives, the WOOD FOOD INK market becomes a space where diverse voices unite to reimagine our notion of collaboration.
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