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A ~240-page book on public space interventions that manifest as urban machines by emerging designers and artists from around the world.
A ~240-page book on public space interventions that manifest as urban machines by emerging designers and artists from around the world.
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CO-MACHINES : A BOOK OF MOBILE DISRUPTIVE ARCHITECTURE

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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.   

excerpt from the book (submission by Melissa Jin, Brisbane)
excerpt from the book (submission by Melissa Jin, Brisbane)

 

excerpt from the book (submission by Frau Fiber, Los Angeles)
excerpt from the book (submission by Frau Fiber, Los Angeles)

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.... 

excerpts from the book (super-bob by umschichten)
excerpts from the book (super-bob by umschichten)

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). 

cover by Mike Ellis
cover by Mike Ellis

 

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!

Guerrilla Printing Press at the Bauhaus Dessau 2016
Guerrilla Printing Press at the Bauhaus Dessau 2016

 

 

 

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.

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    Poster + 3 stickers

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    1 Book (early edition with 2 posters )

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    2 Books (limited edition with poster )

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    Guerrilla Printing Press

    The mobile printing press depicted (with Risograph RP 3105 duplicator and 4 mobile rearrangeable units) designed and built by ONOFF at the Bauhaus Dessau so you can print your own books.

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