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Tales from a technocratic city

EINDHOVEN FOOTNOTES (2018-2019): an open source tool that acts both critically and speculatively while tracing the presence of technology in our smart city.

Onomatopee 161

DOWNLOAD RISO-PRINTED INTRODUCTION HANDOUT HERE
DOWNLOAD FIRST ZINE 'CRITICISM IN THE CITY' HERE

Eindhoven Footnotes is a grassroots project that investigates the lived experiences of citizens in a technocratic city. Through the lens of design, writing, researching, archeology and artistic practice, the city will be dissected by an editorial board overseeing a group of participants of various backgrounds. There is a permanent, open source and public reference library and research space based at Onomatopee, which also serves as a base for our actions. It's from here that we expand out into the city.

The work carried out will result in five zines, with the project culminating in a publication with additional critical reflections on experiences and information gathered, from the editorial board, outside critics and commentators. Each zine has a theme that will be in line with, and overseen by, an editorial board member’s particular quality; say the built environment, big data or challenging power structures.

Themes:
Onomatopee 161.1 - Criticism in the City. Josh Plough, Onomatopee
Onomatopee 161.2 - FAUX-ETHNOGRAPHY / WEIRD ARCHAEOLOGY. Paolo Patelli, DAE
Onomatopee 161.3 - Not Knowing The City of Knowledge: Jacqueline Schoemaker, artist
Onomatopee 161.4 - A New Dark Age: Ben van de Broek, Erfgoehuis
Onomatopee 161.5 - Language in a Provincial Metropolis: Jan Schevers, TU/E

We hope the results of this project will stimulate a critical community in our smart city of Eindhoven while widening the participation with and interrogation of technology. Onomatopee acts as a vehicle and platform for progressive ideals: come and visit, join the debate.

 

Stylesheets have been created by the designer Yorit Kluitman. The aim of this is to bring the project together under a cohesive graphic direction. These stylesheets will be added to, layered upon and cut up with each new subject and approach.

Printing will take place at Onomatopee on our Risogrpagh and will be distributed for free across the city.

All Welcome!

 

 

Agenda

Publication

Onomatopee 161.1, Josh Plough, 2019

Tales from a technocratic city - zine #1

CRITICISM IN THE CITY

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DOWNLOAD FIRST FREE ZINE 'CRITICISM IN THE CITY' HERE

This zine is the first of five publications exploring what it means to live in a city of the future. The topics covered, while local, tie into the wider global debate surrounding big data and citizenship.

From branding to surveillance, this zine analyses the rhetorics behind the people and companies shaping the urban environment of Eindhoven.

Type
zine, stapled
Dimensions
130 x 210 mm / 5.12 x 8.26 inches (Portrait)
Pages
49
Signed/Numbered
48
ISBN
-
Editor
Josh Plough
Author
Helen Milne, Colin Keays, Alorah Harman, Pete Fung, Josh Plough, Callum Dean
Graphic
Callum Dean, with special thanks to Yorit Kluitman
Language
English
Release date
17/03/2019
Binding
staples
Paper
Eos 90 gr. (inside) and Muskat New Grey 140 gr.
Edition
250 riso-printed
Color
Black and blue
Printer
Onomatopee's riso, printed by Josh
Font
DonaldsansCODE and Nitti Grotesk
Image specs
48 in blue
Text editor
Josh Plough
Photography in the book
Robin Weidner
Made possible by
Creative Industries Fund NL, Cultuur Eindhoven
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Onomatopee 161.2, Josh Plough, 2019

Not Knowing the City of Knowledge - zine #2

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DOWNLOAD SECOND FREE ZINE 'CRITICISM IN THE CITY' HERE

Eindhoven Footnotes is a year long project that means to engage and disseminate research related to the presence of technology in our smart city. 
This zine is the second of five publications exploring what it means to live in a city of the future. The topics covered while local, tie into the wider global debate surrounding big data and citizenship.
In this edition the artist Jacqueline Schoemaker drew straight lines across Eindhoven on a map. The participants had to traverse the city and decide whether they deviated from the line not. This journey forced them to question their position in space and their body's relationship to the invisible yet present boundaries we find in a city.
Type
selfcover (copper stapled)
Dimensions
130 x 210 mm / 5.12 x 8.26 inches (Portrait)
Pages
32
ISBN
-
Editor
Josh Plough
Author
Jacqueline Schoemaker, Justin Agyin, Marie Rime, Alejandro Cerón, Josh Plough, Callum Dean
Graphic
Callum Dean
Language
English
Release date
19/07/2019
Paper
Eos 90 gr. (inside) and Muskat New Grey 140 gr.
Edition
150 Riso-printed
Color
Black and Green
Printer
Onomatopee's Riso, printed by Josh
Font
DonaldsansCODE and Nitti Grotesk
Image specs
29 in Green, 1 Black
Text editor
Josh Plough
Photography in the book
Marie Rime and Justin Agyin
Made possible by
Creative Industries Fund NL, Cultuur Eindhoven.
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Onomatopee 161.5, Josh Plough, 2019

How a City Listens - zine#5

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This zine is the last of five publications exploring what it means to live in a city of the future. The topics covered while local, tie into the wider global debate surrounding big data and citizenship.
 
In this edition sound is used to understand the presence of microphones on our streets. Two case studies have been used to demonstrate the difference between amplification and capture in public space. Where do we collectively stand when our voices are seized and uploaded to the network?
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Eindhoven Footnotes is a year long project that means to engage and disseminate research related to the presence of technology in our smart city. 
Type
selfcover (copper stapled)
Dimensions
122 x 198 mm / 4.8 x 7.8 inches (Portrait)
Pages
45
Editor
Josh Plough
Author
Josh Plough, Kris Dittel, Louise Gholam
Graphic
Tea Ferrari
Release date
04/10/2019
Paper
Eos 90 gr. (inside) and Muskat New Grey 140 gr.
Edition
100
Color
Black and Red
Printer
Onomatopee's Riso, printed by Josh and Tea
Font
DonaldsansCODE and Nitti Grotesk
Image specs
10 in Black, 7 in Red
Made possible by
Creative Industries Fund NL, Cultuur Eindhoven.
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