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Ulay: From hand to mouth

http://www.martagnyp.com/interviews/ulay.php

MG: How did you live?
U: From hand to mouth. I still do. My principles are coming from the 60s: I have never had a religious confession, never joined the army, never joined a political party, never got any form of mortgage. This means that you live from hand to mouth, if you have more your mouth is bigger, if you have less then smaller.

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Ekistics

Ekistics concerns the science of human settlements, including regional, city, community planning and dwelling design. The study involves every kind of human settlement, with particular attention to geography, ecology, human psychology, anthropology, culture, politics, and occasionally aesthetics.

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Economic Space Agency

http://ecsa.io/

http://senselab.ca/wp2/immediations/adventure-capital/

“A DAO, or “Distributed Autonomous Organisation,” is a next-generation outgrowth of the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin. Simple transactions between two parties are replaced by “smart contracts” which can involve any kind of engagement and any number of parties. An innovative public-interest startup called the Economic Space Agency (ECSA, http://ecsa.io) has assembled a team of programmers, game developers, economists, NGOs, and art and activist collectives to invent a form of the DAO that combines collaboratiive work tools, a decentralized, self-administering governance system, and an internal micro-economy based on a dedicated cryptocurrency. The idea is to offer civil society groups an open-source platform allowing them to invent their own self-sustaining creative economies, operating in a system grounded in notions of the “commons.”

The SenseLab’s Immediations project is working intensively with ECSA to develop a self-sustaining micro-economy of abundance fostering emergent collectivity arising at the intersection of art, philosophy, and activism. The Adventure Capital DAO will embody the principles of a key concept that the Immediations project has been developing called the “anarchive.” The Adventure Capital platform will be offered to Immediations community partners for adaptation to their needs, and to the budding alter-university, the 3 Ecologies Institute.”

 

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Wohnungsfrage

“Housing creates the rooms, neighbourhoods, and streets of our daily lives. But housing issues are increasingly reduced to real-estate problems and dissociated from the cultural practices of architecture, with the notable absence of alternative social actors being painfully apparent. The result is that growing numbers of people are finding it increasingly difficult to access affordable housing on their own terms. The HKW project Wohnungsfrage investigates the fraught relationship between architecture, housing, and social reality in an exhibition of experimental housing models, an international academy, and a publication series that examines various options for self-determined, social and affordable housing. The series presents key historical works accompanied by new commentaries, contemporary case studies from around the world, and publications by activists concerned with urban policy issues, architects, and artists.”

 

https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2015/wohnungsfrage/wohnungsfrage_publikationsreihe/wohnungsfrage_publikationen.php