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Precarity Pilot acknowledges that precariousness is not an individual problem due to personal weakness or failure, but a systemic issue within a capitalist economy. Therefore, this section focuses specifically on what can be done against precarious working conditions by organising and bonding together with others.

Considering the direction one’s design practice takes is here framed not as an ethical choice referring only to one’s personal parameters, but as a political one that is entangled in collective interdependencies that go beyond the field of design.

Suggestions for your library

Bradley, Will, Mika Hannula, and Cristina Ricupero. Self-Organisation, Counter-Economic Strategies. New York/Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2006.

De Angelis, Massimo. The Beginning of History: Value Struggles and Global Capital. London: Pluto Press, 2007.

De Peuter, Greig, and Nick Dyer-Witheford. “Commons and Cooperatives.” Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action 4, no. 1 (2010): 30.

Gibson-Graham, J.K. A Postcapitalist Politics. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

Gibson-Graham, J.K., and Ethan Miller. “Economy as Ecological Livelihood.” In Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene, edited by Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, and Ruth Fincher, 7–16. New York: Punctum Books, 2015.

Hickey, Amber. A Guidebook for Alternative Nows. The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2012.

Miller, Ethan. “Community Economy: Ontology, Ethics, and Politics for Radically-Democratic Economic Organizing.” Community Economies, 2013.

Parker, Martin, George Cheney, Valérie Fournier, and Chris Land, eds. The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization. Oxon: Routledge, 2014.

And if you also read German, here some more:

Giesecke, Dana, Luise Tremel, and Harald Welzer, eds. FUTURZWEI Zukunftsalmanach 2015/16. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch, 2014.

Habermann, Friederike. Halbinseln gegen den Strom: Anders leben und wirtschaften im Alltag. Ulrike Helmer Verlag, 2009.

Last edit: 22.10.2015