Caring assemblies. Designing for better futures.
Jara Rocha + conversation with Ana Isabel Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente (Manufactura Independente)
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Jara Rocha works through the situated and complex forms of distribution of the technological with an antifa and trans*feminist sensibility. Tends to be found in tasks of remediation, action-research and in(ter)dependent curatorship, and their main areas of study have to do with the semiotic materialities of contemporary cultural urgencies. Together with Femke Snelting they are making a book titled Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presences and also with Helen Pritchard they currently work on The Underground Division: an emerging research on the co-constitution of the so-called body of the earth and the patriarchocolonial turbocapitalist volumetric regime. Jara works from the outskirts of Barcelona, where they are part of local processual projects like El Vector de Conceptualización Sociotécnica and 7G, at MACBA Museum.

Manufactura Independente is a research studio for design and graphic communication focused on free/open source software, free culture and critical engagement with design tools. The studio is based in Porto and run by Ana Isabel Carvalho & Ricardo Lafuente. They experiment with the overlaps between the fields of design, free culture, media art, alternative type design workflows, playful data explorations, hardware archaeology, web development, print publishing, custom software and engagement with non-conventional tools.
> Transition Habitats > Mobile Server > Resurrecting the Sublime > Como un mundo que se desmorona cuando nadie está mirando > Caballos de Troya y jardines nectaríferos > Ghosting Image > Translating (with) Frank > Mary Maggic + conversation with Miriam Simun > Conversación con Venidadevenida > Caring assemblies. Designing for better futures. > Selling Bricks > Anna Puigjaner + conversation with Paulo Moreira > Jara Rocha + conversation with Ana Isabel Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente (Manufactura Independente) > Ana Naomi de Sousa and Bernardo Amaral + conversation with Sinho Baessa de Pina > «Cosas» que se conducen solas