For the duration of the exhibition Making Use, a database of digital platforms
covering the activities of flying universities, alternative economies, free
licenses, critical cartographies, avant-garde art history was presented. This
database took the physical form of a “tablecloth” for the Open Office’s tables,
a decorative element consisting of the web addresses of these platforms designed by Krzysztof Pyda.
A library of textual materials on contemporary art and cultural theory established to support collective exchange and self-education.
A global alternative currency made of original art and available at a fixed value rate.
A publishing agency, artistic project, theoretical journal, archive, and curatorial platform with more than 100,000 subscribers around the globe.
An index of farm hacks—tools modified, adapted, and employed by farmers.
GETTING YOUR SH*T TOGETHER
An artist-run company providing free resources, technology, and solutions for artists.
A daily serving of hardware hacks for engineers and enthusiasts.
An trend-forecasting agency run by artists.
An archive of Kickstarter’s $0-pledged campaigns.
A search engine for scientific articles and books that allows free access to paywalled content.
Monoskop is a wiki for collaborative studies of the arts, media, and humanities.
A collective online platform for the analysis and development of art-related activity from around the globe. Bringing together different voices, accents, and outlooks from the North, East, West, and South.
An online library of over 20,0000 documents devoted to the preservation, protection, and open distribution of the world’s documentary heritage.
The Public Access Digital Media Archive is an archive of densely text-annotated video material and unfinished films.
Using CAD designs uploaded by their clients, Plethora is a factory that can make anything.
The first pirate website in the world to provide public access to tens of millions of research papers.
THE AMERICAN LAND MUSEUM
The American Land Museum is an online collection of locations across the United States, selected to express the character and identity of the contemporary American landscape.
THE SERVING LIBRARY
A cooperatively built archive assembled through the act of publishing. It consists of an ambitious public website, a small physical library space, and a publishing program.
THE SILENT UNIVERSITY
An autonomous platform for knowledge exchange established and led by refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.
THE TEACHABLE FILE
A working catalog of alternative art schools and a reference on education-as-art: tTF demonstrates its subject by acting as both a resource for teaching and a student of its users.
THE WALKING THEORY (TkH)
A group for theoretical and artistic research that operates in the field of contemporary performing arts through textual production, self-organization, and critical education.
A self-organized school that runs classes through barter.
An independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, including visual art, concrete and sound poetry, and film.