Objects in Common

Digital media channels have led to a rise in the distributed manufacture of customised objects. How is it possible to make the manufacture and design of these objects really accessible, beyond the mere publication of online plans and platforms? How does one respond to a larger scale production that is beyond the capacity of the initial community of origin? How is artisan culture able to converse with digital processes? How do we collectively create objects that are flexible in their use and are made by and for other bodies?

Objects in Common makes these and other questions related to current challenges of material culture in the digital age with different activities that run from October 2015 to March 2016.

This is a project developed in collaboration with Medialab-Prado and curated by Susana Moliner and Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe.

Articles

Publication · 2017

Objects in Common: the publication

From October 2015 until December 2016 a worksession, an exhibition and lots more ran under the header of Objects in Common. The fablab and maker culture, conversion of digital objects to the (...)
Exhibition · 2016

(New) Objects in Common: Peggy’s @ Recyclart

On October 5th, the design collective LibreObjet published plans for a new piece of display furniture called Peggy for Fablab/Maker-Hacker-spaces. Often the lab/space is used for its (...)
Presentation · 2016

Peggy’s @ Recyclart Opening

In the light of the versions of the display furniture (for fablabs/hackerspaces) called Peggy, we will have a talk about ’Objects in Common’, Free/Libre/Open Design (with LibreObjet and Entropie). (...)
Bicycle tour · 2016

Fab Tour - meeting Peggy

There are several fablabs/makerspaces/hackerspaces active in Brussels. Every lab is different with regards to its infrastructure, machines, resources and availability of materials. Some of these (...)
Contest · 2016

One design - X versions of Peggy

On the 5th of October the design collective LibreObjet publishes plans for a new piece of display furniture called Peggy for Fablab/Maker-Hacker-spaces. Take up the fabbing gauntlet and make your (...)
Worksession · 2016

Worksession

In collaboration with Medialab Prado Constant organises the worksession ’Objects in Common’ as the final event in a series that started in 2015 with ’Funcionamientos: Objects in Common and Diverse (...)
Worksession · 2016

Call for participants

When is an object ’common’ and what does it mean to have it ’in common’? Designing and making objects under Open Content licenses can produce, reproduce or block a myriad of possible relations. Your (...)
Workshop · Open Call · 2015

Interactivos? ’15: Material Cultures in the Digital Age

Interactivos? ’15 is a collaborative prototyping workshop that will take place from 2 to 16 December 2015 in Madrid. Through this open call Interactivos? ’15 will select 8 projects to be developed. (...)