This series of dialogues, recorded as part of the WORK, BODY, LEISURE show at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, explores the multifaceted effects of automation processes on the organisation of work, the freedom of bodies and the nature of the spaces they inhabit.
One of the premises of the debates around the impact of automation is that these processes render (non)-human bodies and spaces obsolete. Yet automation may also revitalise those entities or simultaneoulsy create new ones. These mechanisms are the starting point of unscripted conversations with the show's exhibitors and guests.
Useful Life is a collaboration with Arif Kornweitz (JaJaJaNeeNeeNee), and features Mark Wigley, Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Bacchin, Simone Niquille, Liam Young, Giuditta Vendrame, Paolo Pattelli, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Maarten Kuipers, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Amal Alhaag, Marina Otero Verzier and Katia Truijen.