Anagramatic ABC

Do it together


In order to conceptualize Do-It-Together we need to start from DIY- Do It Yourself:    the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. DIY behaviour involves autonomous, self-managed production. DIY is associated with the international alternative rock, punk rock, and indie rock music scenes, with underground culture and counterculture, and with various social and political movements, all of which have resorted to DIY production systems- such as fanzines, indymedia networks, pirate radio stations, etc- to document and give visibility to their work or their struggles, which would otherwise be politically or economically excluded form standard institutional channels. DIY involves a whole philosophy based on autonomously created and organised systems of production, communication, publishing and distribution. Do It Together is based on the same principles as DIY, except that collaborative methodologies are used, involving groups of like-minded people working towards a common goal.

Genealogies of practice

  • Ne Pas Plier  (Francia / France)
    Founded in 1991, this association works in close collaboration with artists, graphic designers, sociologists, educators and social workers, developing text- and image-based aesthetic tools capable of intervening politically in the fields of education and social struggles.


  • Capitalismo Cognitivo. Propiedad intelectual y Creación Colectiva. VV.AA. 2004, Madrid: Traficantes de Sueños

  • Media, Knowledge and Education: Cultures and Ethics of Sharing. Wolfgang Sützl, Felix Stalder, Ronald Maier, Theo Hug (eds.) 2012, University of Innsbruck Press
    Volume containing papers presented at the international conference "Cultures and Ethics of Sharing" (Cultures and Ethics of Sharing), held at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in November 2011.

  • DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture Amy Spencer 2005, London:Marion Boyars

  • Código Fuente: la remezcla. Felipe G. Gil, Mar Villaespesa (Eds.). 2009, Sevilla: ZEMOS98

  • Postcapital Archive 1989-2001.  Technologies To The People (TTTP), España ,
    A political art project in the form of a multimedia installation, open database, and interactive laboratory, founded on a digital archive storing over 250,000 documents (texts, audio files, videos, etc.) from the Internet, compiled by artist Daniel García Andújar over the years. The files may be freely accessed, modified and downloaded by users. The archive traces the far-reaching geopolitical changes and the fortunes of capitalist and communist worldviews in the last decade of the 20th Century, in the period between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Fall of the Twin Towers in New York.

  • Mediabiografía. Virginia Villaplana, España ,
    ‘Media-biography’ is a cross-disciplinary methodology, experimentally expanded with image- as well as text-based narratives, involving different networks and groups of people. Working within a nomadic workshop or laboratory, participants experiment with narrative forms based on personal digital media. This nomadic workshop approach is directly connected with the Oulipo method of potential literature, and with the dislocation of space and time in narrative as reflected in experimental cinema and literature.