The Adhocracy exhibition features products and concepts that show the wide range of developments in this new industrial revolution – from digital fabrication to open design to distributed manufacturing. OpenStructures provides a universal system for people to design, share and download plans for products. 3D printers make an appearance in the work of Stratigraphic Manufactury and Defense Distributed, which turn out everything from ceramics and souvenirs to guns. Other designs combine readily available parts with customized elements to leverage the possibilities of what can be made.
LimeWharf is a self-described “cultural innovation gallery and artistic laboratory” in East London that organizes residencies and exhibitions that encourage collaboration between artists and scientists. Originally curated by Joseph Grima, editor of Domus Magazine, for the first Istanbul design biennial in October 2012, Adhocracy was adapted for London by urban designer, futurist and Inhabitat.com contributor Thomas Ermacora. Adhocracy aims to engage individuals in a global conversation on the roles of creators, collaborators and consumers in the making of a brave, hopefully better, new world.
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