As part of the programme of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the theme of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2018, The Institute of Patent Infringement invited submissions from everyone interested in merging, reimagining, infringing and hacking existing Amazon patents and challenge their individualizing, exploitative and quantifying nature.
We submitted two proposals. The first one that envisions an affective – instead of effective – monitoring system that prioritizes workers’ physical and mental health instead of productivity. The second one describes a bottom-up hacking system that plugs in Amazon drone docking stations to reclaim common goods. Reflecting on our design process, we have created a third one that critiques representations of women and people of color in Amazon patents.
The “Multi-Use Katiyabaaz Outlet System” was selected to be shown as part of the Institute of Patent Infringement in the Dutch Pavillion, at this year’s Venice Biennale. On top of being displayed in Venice, it will be exhibited at the V&A in London, as part of London Design Festival from 15th – 23rd Sept, and at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam from 16th – 29th Oct.
In collaboration with Eirini Maliaraki.