Letterproftien + OpenDesk + Collective Disaster + Cluster Cairo
Letterproeftein is a traveling open-source design studio. A neo-craft
workshop that emphasizes the creative process and exhibits its results. It
is an counter-action to the fast nowaday design tools and an invitation for
designers to get their hands dirty in order to inspire, discuss and share
knowledge. Based on a passion for printmaking we combine craftsmanship
and technology with inspiration, collaboration, hard work and fun.
OpenDesk is an initiative to produce furniture on the principles of
free and open source software. Designs are released under Creative
Commons licenses. One of OpenDesk’s goals is to eliminate the
cost of shipping completed products in favor of local fabrication.
Collective Disaster is a young, international and
multidisclipinary network, interested in exploring new
possibilities of collaboration and in working on ways
out of disasters.
Cluster Cairo (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and
Environmental Research) aims at establishing a critical space
for urban discourse. CLUSTER engages critical theorization
while being grounded in professional practice, negotiating the
blurred boundaries between formal/institutional regulations
and everyday urban informality,