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Idea by

Dan Dorocic, Sam Carvalho, Michael Maginness

ON/OFF

http://www.onoff.cc

13 Hertzberg str., Berlin, Germany
ON/OFF is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Berlin. We work collaboratively to initiate new experiments combining different mediums and formats like mobile structures, film and projection, building workshops and writing.Since 2012, ON/OFF have participated in a number of design and cultural festivals throughout Europe and been featured in internationally acclaimed exhibitions such as the Istanbul Design Biennial, Milan Wired Festival and Uneven Growth Exhibition at the MoMA,New York.

Co-Machines


Mobile Disruptive Architecture

Co-Machines


Mobile Disruptive Architecture
Co-Machines are an urban strategy of political objects recovering space from private interest back into the hands of the city dweller.
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The current social climate points to a future where institutions of power that once seemed impenetrable will be forced open from below by grassroots and self-organised movements. The definition of democracy has become a battleground fought on multiple fronts. Could an architecture of this kind play a role in defending and redefining democratic practices in our cities? The Co-Machine provides a basis for investigating these questions by offering a politically performative architecture of direct action in public space. The concept of Co-Machines began as a means of investigating ON/OFF's own reasons for withdrawing from traditional practice to pursue self-initiated interventions in public space, but developed into a worldwide public open call (2016) addressing larger social developments and recently culminated in a collectively-funded, self-printed 500 edition publication (2018).



The Production Co-machine that made the publication by ON/OFF

Machine for Self-Expression by Melissa Jin

A collective cooking station, Co-Cook Matadero by Cornago & Sanchez

Trolley Sound System by Kaegh Allen

Mobile Bar / Berlin Interaction Co-machine by ON/OFF

Co-Machines


Mobile Disruptive Architecture

Co-Machines


Mobile Disruptive Architecture
Co-Machines are an urban strategy of political objects recovering space from private interest back into the hands of the city dweller.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The current social climate points to a future where institutions of power that once seemed impenetrable will be forced open from below by grassroots and self-organised movements. The definition of democracy has become a battleground fought on multiple fronts. Could an architecture of this kind play a role in defending and redefining democratic practices in our cities? The Co-Machine provides a basis for investigating these questions by offering a politically performative architecture of direct action in public space. The concept of Co-Machines began as a means of investigating ON/OFF's own reasons for withdrawing from traditional practice to pursue self-initiated interventions in public space, but developed into a worldwide public open call (2016) addressing larger social developments and recently culminated in a collectively-funded, self-printed 500 edition publication (2018).



The Production Co-machine that made the publication by ON/OFF

Machine for Self-Expression by Melissa Jin

A collective cooking station, Co-Cook Matadero by Cornago & Sanchez

Trolley Sound System by Kaegh Allen

Mobile Bar / Berlin Interaction Co-machine by ON/OFF


Idea by

Dan Dorocic, Sam Carvalho, Michael Maginness
ON/OFF
13 Hertzberg str.
Berlin
Germany
ON/OFF is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Berlin. We work collaboratively to initiate new experiments combining different mediums and formats like mobile structures, film and projection, building workshops and writing.Since 2012, ON/OFF have participated in a number of design and cultural festivals throughout Europe and been featured in internationally acclaimed exhibitions such as the Istanbul Design Biennial, Milan Wired Festival and Uneven Growth Exhibition at the MoMA,New York.