Do it together
SourcesIn 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.