“For all the utopian hope that may have attended their arrival, I think by now it’s clear that all too many existing coworking and “maker” spaces orbit venture-financed technology startup culture too closely, badly underfulfilling their potential and reproducing conditions I have no interest in perpetuating.”

“Though for myself I tend to believe that all things have recourse to a broader performative repertoire than that set of relations currently enacted, I take Anil’s (and Harman’s, and more distantly Latour’s) point: we have to actually do the work of forging some linkage between things before we can know whether that particular linkage was in fact possible. And that work is an investment, is never accomplished without some cost.”

Very good Greenfield post on various spaces which point towards ways of using spaces for ways of living and working that are socially and economically more just.

(via What I’m working on lately: Practices of the minimum viable utopia (long) | Speedbird)

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is an independent interaction and game designer who makes things with technology for play, learning and creativity.