Imagine yourself as a line; a line that continuously passes through, connects, overlaps, and entangles with others. A line that is part of myriad shifting diagrams which give you and those around you shape and meaning. In this compositional space, you are effectively an entanglement of relations. Entanglement, a long-term research trajectory by Casco – Office for Art Design and Theory explores “the lines that we are” as a way of visualizing and generating the commons.
Casco’s way of working is based on an ethos that values collective knowledge production, the open sharing of ideas and matter, and the joy of collaboration. As a non-profit organization for artistic research and experiment we work with artists and other cultural workers like designers, architects, curators, and writers, as well as with organizations, communities and groups, social workers, activists, and neighbors. In all our collaborations, we strive to create and sustain the commons as a viable alternative to the capitalist system. Relations are pivotal, as the statement by activist and scholar Silvia Federici (on the right) makes clear. This website provides a visual language to articulate those relations, starting from the basic assumption that we are all entangled beings-in-common. It is a web tool that will guide you (or you will guide) through a topological field where the lines that we are become diagrams of projects, ideas and methods.
We welcome you warmly to the Entanglement website. Please feel free to draw and trace, click and intra-act, and make diagrams for the commons.
Do you want to know more about Entanglement, its sources of inspiration and references? Here you are!