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|'''A <b><font color="red">Autoprogettazione </font></b>  ||from Enzo Mari’s approach to design and production, autoprogettazione is based on the principle that by making something instead of buying it, it becomes possible to learn in a unique way. To facilitate this process, Mari created a simple set of designs for pieces of furniture that could be built just with wood and nails. For #Transacting: A Market of Values, with the help of Andreas Lang of Public Works, we worked from some of Enzo Mari’s original designs in workshops and discussions. We developed variations for stalls for the market and collectively realised them as Critical Practice with the contribution of stall holders and the Good Gym.
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|'''A <b><font color="red">Autoprogettazione </font></b>  ||From Enzo Mari’s approach to design and production, autoprogettazione is based on the principle that by making something instead of buying it, it becomes possible to learn in a unique way. Mari created a simple set of designs for pieces of furniture that could be built just with wood and nails. For #Transacting: A Market of Values, with the help of Andreas Lang of Public Works, we worked from some of Enzo Mari’s original designs in workshops and discussions. We developed variations for stalls for the market and collectively realised them as Critical Practice with the contribution of stall holders and the Good Gym.  
 
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|'''B <b><font color="red">Barter</font></b> ||A radical rethinking of systems of value and possible ways to make visible the ways they intersect was at the heart of #Transacting. Organs, tears, sounds, words and promises were traded and exchanged. As there are no direct equivalences between these quantitative and qualitative systems, bartering activates the open potential for materialising implicit values and modes of exchange. The challenges of bartering within such mixed economies elicited generous responses as all involved abandoned disbelief to explore fictional, alternative and provocative offers and requests. Bartering encourages the re-evaluation of goods and believes; it reframes the market as a context for collective knowledge production, reciprocity, social experiments and affective exchanges. (see also Currency, Economy, Hospitality)||
 
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|'''G <b><font color="red">Governance</font></b> ||Governance is about establishing the practices and policies by which we abide. It is important to introduce a system of checking the systems we set up to ensure they fit in with our underlying principles, a system of re-checking to ensure that the shifts and drifts in a project do not send it off kilter, keeping it aligned with the ethics of the organisation. Governance is produced to balance the power of decision-making, work loading, opinion-sharing and opportunity to act. It is the explicit or implicit rules through which hierarchies and sources of power are negotiate and/or understood. Critical Practice runs as a cluster based on the principles of open organisations. Working processes include decision-making by rough consensus, transparency of working process and knowledge production and the creation of working groups to focus on different tasks at hand. It is not always effective, but a continue source of political and institutional awareness. This functioning is not always horizontal and sway of opinion is often achieved through the art and science of negotiating the difficulties of balancing democratic structures and different sources of power, of persuading and having skills to implement actions. Sometimes some feel more able to contribute than others, but we shared out tasks as best we could.|| 
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|'''G <b><font color="red">Governance</font></b> ||The practices and policies by which any group abides. It attempts to balance the power of decision-making, work loading, opinion-sharing and opportunity to act. It is constituted by the explicit and implicit rules through which hierarchies and sources of power are negotiated and/or understood. CP runs as a cluster based on the principles of open organisations. Working processes include decision-making by rough consensus, transparency of working process and knowledge production and the creation of working groups to focus on the tasks at hand. It is not always effective, but a continue source of political and institutional awareness. Different sources of power and of resources often distort transparency, but are counterpointed by robust discussions, efforts at awareness and generosity.
 
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|'''H <b><font color="red">Hospitality</font></b> ||The will and actions of welcoming and sharing. It involves acceptance of the other, generosity, care. It is based on creating a welcoming environment in which guests can feel comfortable and free to act. For #Transacting, we built stalls that could be adapted to the need of our guests. A convivial atmosphere is an essential element of the welcoming atmosphere. (see also: Listening; Offer). Hospitality begets hospitality – members of the public were in turned welcomed to transact with artists, academics, researchers, architects, designers, chefs, musicians, nurses, speakers, readers.||
 
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|'''K <b><font color="red">Know-how</font></b> || A pragmatic approach to knowledge constructed through doing; through making, discussing and 'learning on the job'. An understanding of how to do things, it implies that the 'science' of the application is understood through a net/patchwork of emergent knowledge, produced intuitively, explicitly or implicitly, by the people undertaking the action. CP employed mixed practices in a way that encouraged development of existent know-how of forming groups, making platforms and working together to construct the market, which in turn led to the furthering of collective skills such communication in groups, drilling, kindness, bread-making, empathy, negotiation...  [http://www.artandresearch.org.uk/v2n2/maharaj.html]||
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|'''K <b><font color="red">Know-how</font></b> || A pragmatic approach to knowledge constructed through doing; through making, discussing and 'learning on the job'. An understanding of how to do things, it implies that the 'science' of the application is understood through a net/patchwork of emergent knowledge, produced intuitively, explicitly or implicitly, by the people undertaking the action. CP employed mixed practices in a way that encouraged development of existent know-how of forming groups, making platforms and working together to construct the market, which in turn led to the furthering of collective skills such communication in groups, drilling, kindness, bread-making, empathy, negotiation...  [http://www.artandresearch.org.uk/v2n2/maharaj.html]
 
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Revision as of 14:00, 26 June 2016

A-B-C #TransActing: A Market of Values

Some general notes:

• We selected terms that would allow us to discuss relevant ideas and other key terms, hence the list of words in black (only suggestions, not prescriptive) after the glossary voice in red. Naturally, discussions will overlap and refer to each other (see also ...).

• We have some ideas of who could write about certain terms. Some of us have already volunteered (names in bracket). Please, choose terms that you feel enthusiastic about expanding on. Kuba, would you write about Indebtedness and related concepts? And we would love it if Neil C could write about Market.

• We decided that the idea of LABOUR will be distributed throughout the different voices. Please, keep this into account if you decide to write a section of the glossary. Similarly, it seems to us, TRANSACTING will be tackled under several terms, although it also has its separate definition. ALTERNATIVE seems also to be relevant to almost all terms.

• We understand definition in the widest sense of the word!

Yours,

The publication working group.


PLEASE DO ADD TO THIS TABLE WHEN YOU CAN. Terms may be dished out to consider individually after our online gathering on the 7th Oct. The deadline for completion is Oct 31st. For the publication we will have to cut it down to max 2 sentences for each term.

TransActing Term CP definition
A Autoprogettazione From Enzo Mari’s approach to design and production, autoprogettazione is based on the principle that by making something instead of buying it, it becomes possible to learn in a unique way. Mari created a simple set of designs for pieces of furniture that could be built just with wood and nails. For #Transacting: A Market of Values, with the help of Andreas Lang of Public Works, we worked from some of Enzo Mari’s original designs in workshops and discussions. We developed variations for stalls for the market and collectively realised them as Critical Practice with the contribution of stall holders and the Good Gym.
B Barter A radical rethinking of systems of value and possible ways to make visible the ways they intersect was at the heart of #Transacting. Organs, tears, sounds, words and promises were traded and exchanged. As there are no direct equivalences between these quantitative and qualitative systems, bartering activates the open potential for materialising implicit values and modes of exchange. The challenges of bartering within such mixed economies elicited generous responses as all involved abandoned disbelief to explore fictional, alternative and provocative offers and requests. Bartering encourages the re-evaluation of goods and believes; it reframes the market as a context for collective knowledge production, reciprocity, social experiments and affective exchanges. (see also Currency, Economy, Hospitality)
C Currency .......................................................................................................
D Desire .........................................................................................................
E Economy ......................................................................................................
F F(r)ee/F®ee ...................................................................................................
G Governance The practices and policies by which any group abides. It attempts to balance the power of decision-making, work loading, opinion-sharing and opportunity to act. It is constituted by the explicit and implicit rules through which hierarchies and sources of power are negotiated and/or understood. CP runs as a cluster based on the principles of open organisations. Working processes include decision-making by rough consensus, transparency of working process and knowledge production and the creation of working groups to focus on the tasks at hand. It is not always effective, but a continue source of political and institutional awareness. Different sources of power and of resources often distort transparency, but are counterpointed by robust discussions, efforts at awareness and generosity.
H Hospitality The will and actions of welcoming and sharing. It involves acceptance of the other, generosity, care. It is based on creating a welcoming environment in which guests can feel comfortable and free to act. For #Transacting, we built stalls that could be adapted to the need of our guests. A convivial atmosphere is an essential element of the welcoming atmosphere. (see also: Listening; Offer). Hospitality begets hospitality – members of the public were in turned welcomed to transact with artists, academics, researchers, architects, designers, chefs, musicians, nurses, speakers, readers.
I Indebtedness ..................................................................................................
J Join ...........................................................................................................
K Know-how A pragmatic approach to knowledge constructed through doing; through making, discussing and 'learning on the job'. An understanding of how to do things, it implies that the 'science' of the application is understood through a net/patchwork of emergent knowledge, produced intuitively, explicitly or implicitly, by the people undertaking the action. CP employed mixed practices in a way that encouraged development of existent know-how of forming groups, making platforms and working together to construct the market, which in turn led to the furthering of collective skills such communication in groups, drilling, kindness, bread-making, empathy, negotiation... [1]
L Listening ...................................................................................................
M Market ...................................................................................................
N Network ...................................................................................................
O Offer ...................................................................................................
P Public ...................................................................................................
Q Quid pro quo ...................................................................................................
R Resources ...................................................................................................
S Stall ...................................................................................................
T Transacting ...................................................................................................
U Usership ...................................................................................................
V Value(s) ...................................................................................................
W Waste ...................................................................................................
(X) Love ...................................................................................................
Y Yield ...................................................................................................
Z Zero Carbon ...................................................................................................



A Autoprogettazione (Cinzia), Aesthetic, Creativity, DIY, Making, Materials, Open Source, Production, Self-
B Barter BYO, Economy, Mutual, Peer-to-peer, Reciprocity, Swap, Transaction
C Currency (Neil F) Accumulation, Art, Commission, Distribution
C Community of Evaluation (Amy) Community, Ethics, Evaluation
D Desire (Cinzia), Difference, Interlocutor, Individual, Joy, Need, Personal, Play, Voice
E Economy (Angela) Betting, Branding, Capital, Enterprise, Exploitation, Exchange, Finance, Investment, Income, Margins, Money, Outsourcing, Profit, Speculation, Taxation (Offshore, Evasion)
F F(r)ee/F®ee Expenses, Fairness, Fee, Free, Funding, Grant, Job, Paid, Precarity, Salary/Stipend, System, Unpaid, Work, Worker
G Governance Bureaucracy, Control, Conflict, Consensus, Elite, Exclusion, Group, Hierarchy, Organisation, Power, State
H Hospitality (Amy), Food, Non-for-profit, Wellbeing
I Indebtedness Borrowing, Credit, Debt, Lending, Poverty, Want
J Join (Marsha), Collective, Collaboration, Participation, Together
Jig</font></b> (Karem)
K Know-how Knowledge, Skill, Information, Data
L Listening (Amy)
M Market Consumption, Consumerism, Emergence, Global, Local, Market Value, Product
N Network Social
O Offer (Cinzia), Care, Contribution, Donation, Giving, Gift, Generosity
P Public Access, Commons, Public Space, Public, Private Property
Q Quid pro quo (Sissu), Mutual, Peer-to-peer, Reciprocity
R Resources Conservation, Disposable, Ecology, Preservation, Recycling, Reuse, Repair, Resilience
S Stall Aesthetics, Attention, Auction, Buying, Client, Customer, Sharing, Sensibility, Specialization, Selling, Shonky
T Transacting Experience, Fraud, Ownership, Transaction, Bank
U Usership (Marsha), Use Value
V Value(s) System, Value, Valuating, Valuing, Value Added
W Waste (Sissu), Art, Sustainability, Wealth
(X) Love (Sissu), Friendship, Accountability, Gifting, Texting, Self-referentiality of language, Non-representational politics of exchange, Affectionate business model
Y Yield (Sissu), Gain, Growth
Z Zero Carbon

Alternative, Advertising, Action, Advocate
Conversation, Critical/critique, Charity, Choice
Education, Event, Equality
Gentrification
Image, Independence
J, Juice, Justice, Jostle
Labour, Law, Loss, Left
Morals, Mapping, Mediation
New, Neo-liberal
Outsider
(Private) Property, Public, Promise, Propaganda, Project, Politics, Possession, Protest
Quest, Question, Quality, Quantity, Quantitative, Questionable, Qualities
Right, Reflection, Ritual, Research
Solidarity, Support, Status, Service, Serving, Scarcity
Transacting, Touch, Theft, Time, Trade, Toolbox, Trust
Union
You, Yes


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