new practices q&a
excerpts from a conversation.
this conversation took place in response to a series of questions asked for new practices new york | 2008.
from: an architektur and vogl, joseph. de-totalized forms of encounter – interview with joseph vogl, trans. matthew gaskins, eric anglès, booklet to the exhibition ‘an architektur – communal spaces / community places / common rooms’, june 2007
collaboration: “collaboration is one of the guiding terms of an emergent political sensibility in which certain collectivities and mutalities are being redefined as modes of affectual politics. collaboration, literally, means working together with others, especially in an intellectual endeavour.
the term is widely used to describe new forms of labour relations within the realm of immaterial production of varying areas, but though significantly present there is very little research and theortical reflection on it. what is at stake is the very notion of establishing a new understanding of the term ‘together’ within a dynamic of ‘working together’.
the problem is, that most often collaboration is used as a synonym for cooperation, although etymologically, historically and politically it seems to make more sense to elaborate the actual differences that shift between the various coexisting layers of meaning.
from: schneider, florian, collaboration: the dark site of the multitude, january 2006
from: groys, boris. on the new, artnodes issue 2, december 2002
from: von osten, marion, unpredictable outcomes: a reflection after some years of debates on creativity and creative industries, in lovink, geert and rossiter, ned (eds.) ‘mycreativity reader: a critique of creative industries’, institute of network cultures, amsterdam 2007