Anais Bloch & Nicolas Nova

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28 April – 05 May 2017

Net-Workers:

1 Sander Molenaar

2 Mathieu Bujnowskyi

3 Dieuwertje Luitse

4 Max Frischknecht

5 Krzysztof Pyda

Katrin Krumm

Romain Cazier

Annika Frye

9 Anais Bloch and Nicolas Nova

ABOUT

Net-work asked Anais Bloch, an investigator of how people interact and engage with built forms and the digital world, and Nicolas Nova, with his particular interest in ubiquitous and mobile technologies and the cultural practices surrounding new media, to take over our Instagram account and interfere with the contemporary design discourse from their own perspectives.

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Net-work continues with Änais Bloch and Nicolas Nova. The two researchers work together on a project on the crossroads of ethnography and design. It is conducted at HEAD (Geneva School of Art and Design) and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. They say 'research is a work in progress with iterations'. The images are only a starting point of a project that will be conducted in the next two years #depotbaselnetwork #onlinedepot #anaisbloch #nicolasnova #headgeneve #swissnationalsciencefoundation #ethnography #design #hackerspaces #repair #maintenance
«Mobile Repair Cultures: from informal repair to silent innovation» is a research project conducted at HEAD – Genève, and that address maintenance and repair of mobile technologies. In the current debate around the obsolescence of digital technologies, the emergence of repair and maintenance places, such as informal shops, hackerspaces and repair cafés, shows the importance of improving the condition of such products. This project is situated at the crossroads of ethnography and design. Its purpose is to empirically investigate the various forms of repair cultures happening in such places, by focusing more specifically on smartphones.#anaisbloch #nicolasnova #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #literaturereview #repairstudies #anthropology #arts #cat
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Tiny tools, almost-manicured hands and a minimal set-up where precised gestures are made in order to repair and adjust the small nuts and bolts that makes our smartphones.#nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #fixinggesture #iphone7displayassemblyreplacement
The identification and repertory of the repair vocabulary employed by repairers or identified in other phone repair studies. #nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #lexicon #repairjargon
Do you speak repair? Mobile phone repair activities has recently developed and been standardised. One can today buy repair manuals, and repair dictionaries... #nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #mobilephonerepairingdictionary #englishchinese #chipchase
#nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #galaxys3 #glaswechselntauchen #homemaderepair #onlinecommunity
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How complicated is it to build a phone that lasts? How hard is it to fix a phone that is not meant yo be open? What kind of relationship do repairers entertain with phone producers? #nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #mobilephonepatent
I Phone-Clinique, Podspital, HandyDoktor... The names, shop design and communication displays are indicators of the cultural representation we have about repair work. It also highlights the social constructions that surround mobile phone repair. #nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #repairmetaphor #repairshop #lausanne2017
#nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #repairfromelsewhere #sciencefiction #gynoid
Mobile Repair Culture (MRC) is a series of research fanzine produced in the context of the research. It presents and highlights our research findings, methods and questions. By adopting the "fanzine" archetype, we situate our work between the raw material we produce with field observations or expert interviews and more formal analyses or research. #nicolasnova #anaisbloch #ethnographyanddesign #depotbasel #placeforcontemporarydesign #depotbaselnetwork #mobilerepairculture #prestudies #fanzine #dataproduction

ABOUT THE FORMAT

Since its formation in 2011 Depot Basel has aimed to encourage and open up up the ongoing discussion about contemporary design. The most recent initiative in this endeavor is Net-work: a format where we invite designers, non-designers, theorist and practitioners to use our Instagram- account to interfere with the contemporary design discourse from their own perspective on our Instagram we are extending our methods to do so.

Contributors
Nicolas Nova

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Anais Bloch

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Krystof Pyda

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Mathieu Bujnowskyj

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Max Frischknecht

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Maya Ober

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Romain Cazier

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