PRESS RELEASE 1
Collective Design 1
Contemporary creative practice in Greece
cooperation, tactics and objectives
ASFA, Rethymno Art Station
In the light of the contemporary critical condition, the architect's collaborative Ctrl_Space Lab, together with other creative design platforms, is initiating an attempt to publicly discuss the new forms of collaboration and self-organisation already present in the field of design and the arts. Architects, industrial designers, graphic designers, photographers, web designers, typographers and other professionals from the creative disciplines have been reordering their forces in order to face the current technical, social and economical demands. A group of ten collaboratives are already supporting this first public call: andefined.com, archstudies.gr, beetroot, beforelight, ctrl_space lab, fonts.gr, indyvisuals, notorius grey, piloiko, space under together have joined forces with the leading architecture and design media in Greece, +design, DOMES, greekarchitects.gr, creative survey, archisearch.gr and ek.gr. The final objective of this initiative is the collective discussion on the topics that will be discussed in a meeting at the Rethymno Art Station of the Athens School of Fine Arts this autumn in Crete.
Throughout the whole discussion process and the final meeting in Rethymno, design and art collectivities participating will be asked to self-define their identity, assess their practice so far and exchange ideas on the future of design on a strategic level. Are we ready to redesign our common field collectively?
Collective Design 1 is by nature an open process. All relative collectivities and individuals with an interest in the field may contribute to the project's dynamics by joining our fb group Collective Design . This is the first and most important step towareds a collective construction of this initiative. The project also operates the website: http://www.collectivedesign.gr/ . E-mails and info: firstname.lastname@example.org .
On behalf of the organising committee,
Architect @Ctrl_Space Lab, Athens.