Toolkit for Today: Collectivity

Seminar, in English, online, 10 July 2023 to 14 July 2023

How to make worlds in common? Architecture is by definition a collaborative activity—enacted through material flows that are designed, drawn, assembled, and assessed. Writing architecture’s varied histories can be an equally collective undertaking—bringing together researchers with shared concerns around race, geography, climate, mutual aid, and beyond.

The 2023 Toolkit for Today centres the work of collectives in shaping and projecting architectural inquiry. Collectivity is cared for and created, often over many years and in relation with others. It is an orientation toward shared authorship and responsibility. It calls for making in common, which leads to a dispersed understanding of agency that can contour a more diverse framing of architectural history, of who can access its forms of archival evidence, and of the stories these tell. Collectivities hold others and are open to being held in common.

The 2023 Toolkit for Today invites participants to reflect on their interpolation into collectives of their own making and by force of association. It asks each of us: To what do we belong? With whom do we belong? Determining the politics, publics, and commitments of a collective is what is at stake in the state of collectivity.

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