The Laboratory for Flexible Structures is a year-long program discussing management techniques for various cultural initiatives. In a political context where imagining possible futures cannot afford to distance itself from urgent disputes in the present, we’ve attempted to bring together small and mid-scale spaces, initiatives and collectives, whose fragile situation and often silent work indicate other forms of organizing – or of disorganizing, for that matter.
The search for alternate funding options, collective-oriented work, blurring borders between artist and public, creating communities and otherwise expanding our idea of what culture is turns out to be a concerted attempt at creating temporary autonomous zones, sharpening social sensibility and rehearsing other forms of existence. These pockets of experimentation, spread throughout different regions of the world, reinvent waysof being, uses and dynamics of common spaces so that we may be more than mere consumers of services or of pre-formatted collective equipment.
Organization Ana Druwe, Benjamin Seroussi e Marília Loureiro
Editorial Coordination editorial Ana Druwe
Graphic Design Estúdio Margem e Mateus Acioli
Texts Andrea Phillips*, Audre Lorde, Bruno Levorin,
Clara Sacco e Gilberto Vieira, Coletivo Transformação, Kadija de Paula, Ricardo Basbaum*, D-CENT – Vercellone, Vattimo (et.al)*
* Text reproduction authorized by project participants.
Photo Murilo Salazar
Copy-edit Isabela Benassi
Translation Pedro Koberle
Printing Meli-Melo Press