Open Call — Archivio del Cantiere

Dur­ing this year’s Salone del Mobile (April 17th to 22nd, 2012), the col­lect­ive Con­struc­tion site for non-affirm­at­ive prac­tice (CSFNAP) inaug­ur­ates the pro­ject Archi­vio del Cantiere (archive of the con­struc­tion site) at – and in col­lab­or­a­tion with – Careof, a non profit organ­iz­a­tion for the pro­mo­tion of con­tem­por­ary artist­ic research situ­ated at the Fab­brica del Vapore in Mil­an.

The col­lect­ive invites you to par­ti­cip­ate in the archive by con­trib­ut­ing your self-pub­lished books, art prints and artzines…
“The ‘Archi­vio del Cantiere’ wants to be a point of ref­er­ence and con­nec­tion for a col­lect­ive prac­tice-led research on altern­at­ive val­ues with­in design, in order to recon­sider design­erly approaches to con­tem­por­ary ques­tions.
One sec­tion of the archive will be ded­ic­ated to self-pub­lish­ing ini­ti­at­ives that focus on social, eco­nom­ic and envir­on­ment­al issues like pre­car­ity, altern­at­ive eco­nom­ics, the concept of the com­mons, col­lect­ive and mil­it­ant research, altern­at­ive design prac­tices, etc.
The pro­ject devel­ops from the desire of cre­at­ing a repos­it­ory for non-com­mer­cial edit­or­i­al pro­duc­tions, where a wide audi­ence can access the mater­i­als and where pro­du­cers and read­ers can get in touch with each oth­er.”

The col­lec­ted mater­i­als will be cata­logued and made access­ible to the pub­lic. For the pur­poses of cata­loguing the CSFNAP asks you to com­pile the bib­li­o­graph­ic form you find on the web­site.
The col­lec­tions of mater­i­als will also con­tin­ue through­out the week of the Salone del Mobile dir­ectly at the “Archi­vio del Cantiere” at the Fab­brica del Vapore.

Careof – Fab­brica del Vapore
Via Proc­ac­cini 4
20154 Mil­ano (Italy)

Dead­line: April 13th 2012

Please spe­cify on the pack­age “mater­i­als for the Archi­vio del Cantiere”.
For more inform­a­tion you can con­tact them via mail.