Workshop and Publication
Radical Criticality is a five-day open workshop hosted by Onomatopee in a public square and in its headquarters; passersby were invited to sit in front of a mirror installation and engage in a dialogue. Participants could interact and expose their thoughts about the daily selected themes creating critical discussions, each talk was recorded and printed into a publication alongside short essays and illustrations.
Being part of the project we collectively shared the duties of designing the publication (riso-printed in Onomatopee), holding the workshop and writing the articles. At the root of Radical Criticality stands a thoroughly analytical and critical attitude which it aims to explore together with a diverse group of participants.
Dialogue, discussion and critique stand at the heart of the project while examining how collectivity can evolve in multi-facetted structures of trans-disciplinary and socio-cultural diversity. Radical Criticality is the initiative of seven young creative practitioners who contextualise Design as the production of everyday politics.
This project is a common undertaking of
Pablo Calderón Salazar link
Silvia Dini Modigliani
Christine van Meegen link
Jeannette Petrik link
Giovanni Pezzato link
Marginal Studio link
Illustrations by Priscilla Suarez Bock
Province of Brabant link
Mondriaan Fund link
Creative Industries Fund NL link
Exploring the themes of Collectivity, Action, and Critique, the analysis and discussion of contemporary issues will feed into the production of three publications. With Everyday Criticality the initiative introduces itself and its methodology, as the project is set to evolve as a diverse platform for dialogical critique, this intervention within the framework of the Onomatopee 142 project WE ARE THE MARKET! will provide an experimental ground for the further development of the project through Onomatopee. Everyday Criticality will offer concentration and focus and intervene by offering performative collectivity.