Articles by: Edwin Gardner

Robots will take our jobs!

Robots will take our jobs!

This decision tree is based on the World Tree Model. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. [Download PDF version] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. [Download PDF version]

Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo

6:30 PM, 30 October 2015 the release of a unique book on Tokyo will be celebrated with a party and exhibition at the UltraSuperNew Gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. This publication is the result of a collaboration between international and Japanese authors and makers from various disciplines, ranging from art to social science and from urban studies to design. What they have in common is their interest and fascination with cities, and in particular Tokyo’s urban culture. This eclectic group grew from an international urban research and exploration workshop on Tokyo organised by Amsterdam-based studio Monnik and hosted by Tokyo’s SHIBAURA HOUSE exactly 3 years ago, on 30 October 2012. Everybody’s efforts resulted in the essay’s, maps, photo essay’s, collage’s, poem’s, manga’s, illustrations and observation’s that have been collected in this book that is hard to categorize. It is called a guide, not because it helps you to find places to […]

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Workshop for the New World

Workshop for the New World

What makes work worth the effort? How do our daily actions give meaning to our lives and to our physical environment? Contemporary urban sentiment indicates a desire for a local, fairer, more sustainable, and a more meaningful world: the beer-brewing hipster, the hand-knitted sweater, and the hacker helping to build an open source project. But what is the relationship between craft beer and the self-driving car? Between the renewed appreciation for skilled manual work and the rapid development of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence? How do these two developments align with each other? Our exhibition ‘Workshop for the New World’ (1 May-5 July 2015, Bureau Europa) explores the past, present, and future of work; how work determines our physical and social environment. By looking at work’s future, we investigate possibilities for a sustainable and inclusive world. The exhibition explores and expands the definition of work, reinterprets the history of work […]

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1 May 2015, Workshop for the New World

1 May 2015, Workshop for the New World

  SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 1st, Labor Day Bureau Europa, Maastricht — OPENING OF — Workshop for the New World An exhibition about the future of work and how we can make a new world possible. More details will follow soon, but for now: reserve this weekend to come to Maastricht with us. It will be inspiring, futuristic and fun! — Monnik, Office for New Romantic Politics Christiaan Fruneaux, Edwin Gardner, Pim Anne van den Heuvel, Giulia Cosenza, Lisanne de Bakker

Join us in the Warsaw Guide Workshop

Join us in the Warsaw Guide Workshop

For all those interested in urban exploration, deep mapping and subjective appropriations of the city (by out- and insiders, foreigners and locals – professionals, barflies and conspiracy theorists). We kindly invite you to join us in the making of an alternative guide to Warsaw. Our aim is to make a guide that doesn’t tell the reader where to go and what to eat, or to make a book that explores the city’s architecture or urban planning, but to create a set of lenses that give the reader an idea of how the people of Warsaw live, work, love, fight, eat, befriend, raise families and relax. We want to explore the everyday particulars behind the general facade. Explore the city from the perspective of daily expectations and behaviors. We want to distill general politics and anthropologies from individual urban rhythms. The alternative guides we made before – one on Beirut (Beyroutes), […]

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Work Songs Mixtape

Work Songs Mixtape

Inspired by the Work Songs program that we curated for Impakt Festival 2013 HOAX invited us to open their playlist series titled Work Songs. In this series they ask friends and collaborators to share the melodies they work to, the beats that keep them focused, and the lyrics that transport them somewhere else. 001 MONNIK by Hoax Work Songs on Mixcloud