The Collective Intention

F T L E I V L

14 April 2015

The Collective Drinking
Vernissage
15 May 2015

20:00

The Collective Eating
Breakfast
17 June 2015

10:00 – 12:00

The Collective Watching
Screening
25 June 2015

21:00

Insight The Collective
Lecture
13 August 2015

20:00

Thu – Fri
17.00 – 20.00
Sat
12.00 – 18.00

Opening times during Art Basel
Tue – Sat
12.00 – 18.00

Or by appointment
info@depotbasel.ch

‘Taking our seat under the transparent crystal of the common good, through the action of some mysterious machinery, we would then collectively endowed with more acute vision and higher virtue. At least that was the idea, no matter of the machinery was the social contract or some other metamorphosis: The selfish narrow-minded worm will re-emerge as a brightly colored collective butterfly.’

Quoted from Bruno Latour’s ‘From Realpolitik to Dingpolitik or How to Make Things Public,’ in: Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel (2015). Making Things Public-Atmospheres of Democracy, Chicago: MIT Press.

Members of collectives do not consider themselves as competitors, they aspire to create a network. Do they share similarities? How do collectives originate? What creates a sense of togetherness? Depot Basel dedicates an exhibition to these recurring patterns and to collective intent.

Contributors
Lodovica Guarnieri

Design Researcher