Our project FRAMEWORKS revolves around creating a designated space for play and exploration offering possibilities to work and play together. We want to focus on presenting the uncertain happenings and performances which emerge from set up frameworks to emphasise the importance of agency and active engagement and the thought that common knowledge lies within our actions rather than being some abstract information flow or a material thing.
The designated room will be a place that can be used for all types of events and projects and should represent a local starting point for building a new community or taking initiatives. Together with students and participators we want to gradually form and shape the room with materials and furniture that are needed and asked for. Furthermore we provide surfaces and materials to leave, exchange and provoke ideas and thoughts. This can be a table to write on or a surfaces to collect pictures, writings or any material related to a specific theme or question. We will provide examples and guiding information to spark motivation and support the generation of ideas. This would be for example a template or guide book for planning events or starting a project.
Our project aims to present the human and human actions as the most valuable resource of knowledge highlighting the human being and human actions, abilities and needs. The space itself should be a framework to explore what brings people together and what is needed to construct lasting social structures that are able to solve problems and shape the future according to current needs. Within the duration of the biennale the rooms should become a place filled with tools and objects that create an atmosphere that encourages the active making of common knowledge and ensure a variable usage of the space for a wide rage of events and social gatherings. Another framework will be a booking application that is easily and publicly accessible and simplifies the process of planning and sharing an event taking place in this room. These frameworks and the physical space itself should portray the liberation from expectations and a focus on sensual experiences as a compensation for all the digital content and stress created by information overload. The making of common knowledge within these frameworks focuses on making thoughts and ideas visible and tangible. The indulgence in a specific subject of matter should become a process of non-digital action to foster one’s perceived self-efficacy, response-ability and personal development.
Common knowledge loses its depth and truth within indefinite information flows and we want to explore possibilities to redirect focus to local human happenings that enable organic and simple processes of common knowledge creation that go beyond attractive rhetoric, trends and addictive algorithms and make responsibility and response-ability prominent associated terms with the meaning of common knowledge. Frameworks should set an example for designing smart structures that trigger common knowledge practices and enable people to develop sophisticated solutions for pressing problems by themselves.