Akademie Vytvarnych Umení Praha
Peripheral Knowledge is about the re-use of obsolete things and their repair. By repairing, producing or modifying, we shift from the position of consumer to the role of a real creator. This project provides the time and space for consultations, tutorials and practical lectures about work and activity that can be completed by the spectators in a series of workshops. Some of the tutorials are aimed at solving problems in the field of new media. The project casts the idea of DIY as a radical political activity and as a sort of activism that opposes the trends of mass production, conspicuous consumption, massive waste, corporate philosophy and the pre-designed lifetime of products.