When Education Coincides with Life
Valerio Borgonuovo & Silvia Franceschini (Eds.)
A comprehensive collection of hitherto unpublished original images and documents, Global Tools: When Education Coincides with Life is a critical retracing of the multidisciplinary program of design education founded in Italy in 1973. With neither students nor teachers at its inception, Global Tools drew from a new generation of designers and figures associated with Radical Architecture, Arte Povera and Conceptual Art before it became an official institution in 1975. Conceived as a dispersed system of workshops and laboratories whose first activities were published in architecture magazine Casabella, Global Tools and its five experimental research and work groups—Body, Communication, Construction, Survival and Theory—promoted the study and use of natural materials to establish an alternative relationship between industry and the intellectual. The heavily illustrated softcover history contextualizes Global Tools within a network of references and links, including critical perspectives on the pedagogical utopia by distinguished thinkers Beatriz Colomina, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler, Manola Antonioli, Alessandro Vicari, Alison J. Clarke and Maurizio Lazzarato.
256 pp / 180 b&w and 32 color
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