Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#11582

The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook

Date
2014
Publisher
Casco
Format
Artists' Books
Genre
Essays, Theory
Description

The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook is a compendium of living research developed by artists, designers, theorists, neighbors, and activists who investigate and expand the status of the home outside the narrow lens of private concerns. Inhabiting the structure of a 1960s home economics design manual, the handbook offers numerous entries that include case studies, project documentation, ephemera, analysis, and theory in the form of artistic, collective, and spatial design operations. Woven throughout the five chapters as key categories- Domestic Apparatus, Inhabitation, Work at Home, Economy to Oikos, and Neighboring and Organizing- the collection of texts and images constitutes a diverse and sometimes conflicting tapestry of domestic tactics, apparatuses of disruption, and political entanglements to spark your imagination and catalyze your own GDR practices.

The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook develops from the Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) project at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, the Netherlands, which still evolves in various forms, including tours and offshoots under the moniker GDR GOES ON. Informed by the late nineteenth-century material feminist views on domestic labor and their practices and proposals for spatial, architectural, and urban design that “socialized” an invisible layer of domestic activities, GDR re-valorizes the reproductive sphere of our activities and investigates existing domestic regimes.

In the interest of (in)forming society from the very inner but common sphere of the domestic realm, GDR brings together relations and tools forged between the private and public spheres, and across multiple fields. The handbook is presented as an essential companion for this movement. Whether you are a flexible worker, domestic worker, house husband, elderly caregiver, mother, activist, or student intern, we encourage you to take this book as an evocative and useful resource for an artistic, political, social, or personal “revolution” from the very place where you live and work!

Editors: Binna Choi and Maiko Tanaka
Contributors: Silvia Federici, Katherine Gibson and Jenny Cameron, Christina Kiaer, Doina Petrescu, and Marina Vishmidt

Design: Åbäke

Co-published: Casco, The Netherlands, and Valiz, Amsterdam

  1. Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook
 

Related Items

  1. Casco Issues #4: The Black & White Issue
  2. Jamila Siddiqui: Alces & Esel: Featuring - “Domestic Disturbance“ & “Superman“
  3. Casco Issues #7: Democratic Design II
  4. David Maroto: The South Highway
  5. Daniel Frota and Padraig Robinson: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/18/israele-soldier-posts-instagram-palestinian
  6. Larraitz Torres: Untitled
  7. World 3
  8. Casco Issues #6: Democratic Design I
  9. Casco Issues #5: Real Experiments
  10. Casco Issues #3: Human Technology
  11. Muscle Panic Handbook
  12. Vanessa Desclaux: IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION & VANESSA DESCLAUX IN CONVERSATION
  13. Amir Brito Cador: Elogio da Mão (In Praise of Hands)
  14. Flavio De Carvalho: IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION & INTI GUERRERO IN CONVERSATION
  15. Andrew McLaren: The Atlas of Nowhere
  16. Mary Patten: Revolution as an Eternal Dream: the Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective
  17. Bulegoa z/b: IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION & BULEGOA Z/B IN CONVERSATION
  18. Marie de Brugerolle: IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION & MARIE DE BRUGEROLLE IN CONVERSATION
  19. David Bradford: Ecstatic Essays No. 01: Nell Zink Is Damn Free
  20. Art and the F Word
  21. Stephen Wetzel: Occasional Performances and Wayward Writings
  22. Jenine Marsh: Ecstatic Essays No. 04: The Mastication of Alina Szapocznikow
  23. Lisa Robertson: Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture
  24. Filipe Casaca: my home is where you are (a minha casa é onde estás)
  25. Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx: Communist Manifesto
  26. Bruno Ceschel: Self Publish, Be Happy
  27. Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, and Eyal Weizman: Architecture After Revolution
  28. Alexander Pilis: Sao Paulo
  29. Keren Cytter: D.I.E. Now The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
  30. Collin Johanson: Directional Work
  31. Celine Condorelli and Uriel Orlow: Terrain vague. Persistent images
  32. Stephen Gill: Hackney Wick
  33. Permanent Revolution: Istvan Kantor
  34. Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip