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Exchange Cafe, organized by Caroline Woolard with MoMA for Artists Epxeriment

Exchange Cafe runs on an alternative currency that is validated by the requests of the people who use it.

Open until June 30th at MoMA's Cullman Research Building, Exchange Cafe features dairy from activist organizers Milk Not Jails, tea from anarchist network Feral Trade Courier, and honey from population control researchers at BeeSpace. An archive of artworks based on reciprocity and exchange, from barter to unconventional encounters, makes legible contemporary practices in art and activism. The waitstaff are activists, artists, and educators with direct experience with cooperative, alternative, and non-market economies.

4 West 54th Street NYC

Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 1-5pm

Fridays 1-8pm

Project Created: 
May 2013
 
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Barricade to Bed

STEP 1: Borrow a barricade

STEP 2: Tip it over

STEP 3: Attach hardware: 4 pcs 1" black plumbing strap with 3/4" wood spacers bolted to 14" tall wooden 2x6s, plus added safety attachments: 3 tennis balls on the ends, and a 1.25" diam. x 20" dowel for the extra leg)

STEP 4: Add a mattress (long cot mattresses work, as well as prison mattresses, or 29" x 79" foam from Canal Rubber)

STEP 5: Adjust design and email Caroline@ourgoods.org with revisions and modifications.

Project Created: 
May 2013
 
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Flock House is a group of migratory, public, sculptural habitats that host on underused urban infrastructure as they move with the help of preexisting transportation routes: from barges to flat bed trucks to helicopters, they can easily catch a ride to the next destination while living off and providing for their surroundings.

Commencing in New York City and choreographed throughout urban centers in the United States and three planes of living (subterranean, ground, and sky) the shape and form of Flock House is inspired by current global human migration patterns. Built collaboratively upon reclaimed, redesigned, and rethought materials within a gift culture, Flock House sets out to inspire reinvention of mobile structures in a time when growing urban populations are faced with imminent environmental, political, and economic instability.

Project Created: 
October 2011
 
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Dead Drops on 87 3rd Ave, Brooklyn (Makerbot)

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual at deaddrops.com

Project Created: 
October 2010
 
Book Details
Format: 
Paperback, 168 pages
Publication Date: 
Fall 2009
ISBN: 
9780920974476
Category: 
Instructional
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yes
Order: 
bookstore@eyebeam.org

Recipes for an Encounter functions as a literary extension to the 2008 group exhibition "Kits for an Encounter" at Vancouver's Western Front, which consisted of work that actively engages the viewer by providing the necessary components for instigating or troubling the notion of an encounter. This collection of texts, diagrams, and illustrations provides further "how-to" instruction for relational projects in the manner of a recipe book.

 
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