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#TransActing: A Market of Values
Saturday, 11th July 2015, 12 - 5pm
This bustling pop-up market will feature artists, designers, economists, donorpreneurs, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and others who creatively explore existing structures of evaluation and actively produce new ones.
In thinking about how to construct the 'market stalls', the physical infrastructure for #TransActing, we decide to try and embody our interest in resilient evaluative practices. Our intention was to recycle materials from the terminated degree show exhibitions at Chelsea College of Arts - every year, there is a suite of skips used to dump unwanted artworks, trashed exhibition making materials, unloved things - to produce the markets stalls.
With this in mind we have been working with Public Works to explore possibilities, and at a previous meeting Andreas (of Public Works) introduced the autoprogettazione furniture series of Enzo Mari from 1974. The series utilised standard timber section to produce a range of tables, chairs, beds and bookshelves, using simple tools - a saw, ruler, square, hammer and nails, and requiring only basic DIY skills. The plans, with dimensions and cutting log for the furniture were also freely published by Mari in a premonition of a Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) ethic, and a gesture towards a cultural and material commons.
We decide to use Mari as our guide, and develop potential stalls.