We have all come upon an unprecedented situation that is altering the way we study, work and live for the remaining part of this semester.
In the name of continued collaboration we are announcing an OPEN CALL for contributions to a collaborative project titled HMWRK. A project that allows us to reflect upon and share with each other how we are all, individually or together, tackling our ‘new normal’ of online education. How we organize ourselves and our workstations in our setting of 'choice' within the home. The place that will be our 'home office' for the duration of this temporary condition.
The project will explore the diverse approaches, ingenuous inventions and hyper specific measures taken to make our new temporary workplaces. As a collection of plan drawings the project will trace similarities and differences in our organization of space while rendering the collective image of a transient organizational typology specific to the online semester of spring 2020.
THE HOME OFFICE PLAN
We are asking for a plan drawing of your workplace in your home (only the room in which you are primarily working from). Choice of drawing style is completely free but should stay within general conventions of the architectural plan drawing and have an indication of scale for reference (1/2" or 1/4" scale will probably work for most drawings). The drawing can be as elaborate as you wish.
The drawings will be collected and curated as a collaborative body of work eventually proposed as an exhibition for the YSOA North Gallery in the Fall 2020 in which they will be curated on square 12x12". The drawings will also be published online as a shared open resource.
Let us know from you if you are interested in contributing and send us your plan drawing as a PDF file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload it to a folder called HOME OFFICE PROJECT on the temporary drive on the school server. Your file name should include your name as well as the city and country in which your home office is located. For any questions please write to email@example.com.
We hope that you will all want to take part in this collaborative project which we think can be a joyful way of reflecting upon the situation and be together in it while apart !