Precarity Pilot is an online platform and a series of nomadic workshops that aim at addressing in inventive ways issues faced by precarious designers.
Shaken by the concerns that emerged from our earlier investigations, namely Designers’ Inquiry (2012-2013) and Designing Economic Cultures (2011-2013), Precarity Pilot wants to support designers in re-shaping, re-orienting and taking ownership of the course of their working lives.
In the context of Europe, where cuts to welfare systems and unfair working conditions are making it difficult to confidently imagine the course of one’s working life, Precarity Pilot is an attempt to direct our efforts and everyday activities as designers towards constructing a different economic environment – both through what we produce and through the ways we practice and live.
Precarity Pilot is not primarily concerned with stabilising precarious design practices as they are, but rather with creating conditions in which it is possible for designers to imagine and actuate what they could become when not pressured by precariousness to conform to the needs of the market.
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Precarity Pilot is a project by Brave New Alps and Caterina Giuliani. Its development has so far been financially supported by: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Leeds College of Art, A-I-R Laboratory – CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, City of Warsaw, Polish National Centre for Culture, ARTI Puglia.
People and groups who have contributed to so far to the online platform:
26’10 South Architects, Åbäke, Geetika Alok, Bananadesign, Jody Boehnert/ecolabs, Francesca Coluzzi, Fieldwork Facility, Footprint Co-op, Formes Vives, Dario Galli, Tabea Glahs, Valeria Graziano, Elaine W. Ho, Kultivator, Agnieszka Łukasik, Make People Do, Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Paolo Plotegher, Precarious Workers Brigade, Škart, Ultrared.
Proofreading: Richard Crow, Polly Hunter, Ann Trusson.
The website has been funded by Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Last edit: 30.07.2015