“A club is any kind of group that has members who meet for a social, literary, or political purpose and unite or combine resources, efforts etc. for their common purpose.”*
This understanding of cooperation is what has defined and motivated Depot Basel over the past years. People have naturally joined our activities and purposes: because they accorded with our dedication to design as a procedure and a way of thinking relevant to society. They contributed to our undertakings not only in order to reach a predefined goal or to just fulfill a task, but also for the sheer pleasure of conviviality and collaboration. This, and the shared believe that the development of design should not happen in singular places, minds or disciplines, is the reason why we decided to further stress the topic of ‘Club’ in the sense of an overall theme for this year.
Depot-Basel’s work unfolds in many places. But in 2017 we aim to reflect our club-ness particularly as well in our space. We will organise Happenings and Stammtische, and continue the series Gastspiele by hosting other initiatives. During Art Basel in June we will conduct the 2nd edition of our experimental format Superprojekt. Also we will Rent our space for various durations to host short- and long-term guests, and increase our range of Services and possible Service partners – from teaching, consulting to curating or developing programs.
Together with Omnigroup, who realised the Online Depot with us, we will host a Club Night on Friday, 17.02.2017, from 20.00 – 23.00 at Depot Basel!