What are Co-machines ?
Real existing communities develop shared priorities and shared skills as well as, of course, conflicting approaches to the uses of urban space. - The City as Commons, Stavros Stavrides
Co-machines are mobile informal micro-structures which are parasitic or symbiotic in the urban eco-system. Co-machines disrupt the overbearing market values to create alternative realities. Co-machines look for and exploit tipping points in the system. Co-machines obstruct, block traffic, change places, allowing new bodies to occupy and interact, inhabit, to construct—even if just for an instant, a different world, a utopia, a dystopia—a vision of how the city might be, finding potentials in our urban landscape. Or they call our attention to the invisible ways our cities are being manipulated by zoning laws, traffic laws, advertising, architects, graffiti writers, skateboarders, conflicts, canals, planners.
This is a catalogue of these DIY practices in words and projects by new and old friends from around the world with some words from us at ONOFF....
The timeline and overview of the project so far and into 2018:
Why we need your help:
The ~240 page book you see in the video is a prototype and that's why we need your help.
We are almost there but need your help to finance the final print hardware and software (eg. paper, ink, staplers, paper cutters, binding and compiling help to make the book look amazing).
How/ When & Where we will Print/ Launch the book:
Comachines : Mobile Disruptive Architecture will be printed on the ONOFF design-built Guerrilla Printing Press (realized with help from the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau) at the Launch on January 16th, 2018 at Hopscotch1 BookShop (Kurfürstenstr. 14) in Berlin and you're invited!
Risks and challenges
We have already been working on this project for 2 years and just need the extra kick to sponsor the final hardware and software to publish this catalogue in-house.
Limited editions will be printed on the Guerrilla Printing Press at the Launch in January (probably 16th) at Hopscotch1 BookShop (Kurfürstenstr. 14). Launch event information to come.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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