Should Designers be Outlaws?
Founded by Gianluca Stasi, Ctrl+Z Architecture practices collaborative, participatory, self-construction and low-tech initiatives throughout the world.
Ctrl+Z’’s approach is based on a philosophy of engagement – that form and material arise out of the method of interaction one chooses.
Where possible, Ctrl+Z has explored alternative market means to enact projects, including collective work, self-building, mutual aid and barter systems.
Since 2010, Ctrl+Z has been teaching a series of educational workshops and programs entitled “Geodesic Geometries,” wherein students are encouraged to utilize found and recycled material in a collaborative manner. Experiments have been conducted with pallets, and window blinds, and other such materials, with an emphasis on helping students understand how the means of production grow out of human relations.