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N55: Artist Talk

Danish artists' group N55 comes to the Center as part of a new series hosted by the Interrogative Design Group (head: Krzysztof Wodiczko). N55 are artists who design and build humorous but functional tools meant for a utopian way of life. Their vision of a democratically organized collaborating body of self-reliant individuals is described in their writing and embodied in their designs. Most of their writing takes the form of manuals. From their website you can learn how to build either a "Microdwelling,"a "Modular Boat," a "Small Fish Farm," or how to create situations and relationships like "Room," "Work," and "Kommune." N55 do not claim that their manuals and designs solve pressing social and economic problems. But they believe that the very act of setting to work can empower a person and help change the way he or she sees the world.

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