Clay Analytics is a workshop format that tries to approach the vocabulary that is touched upon in discourses around participation in art and design in a tangible way. The workshop was designed by Luna Maurer of Moniker in dialogue with the book Participation is Risky by Liesbeth Huybrechts (Social Spaces). It uses clay and light play to make hands-on representations and even stories around words such as participation, user and maker, hybridity, autonomy, authorship, community and so on. Via making (claying), the workshops initiate conversations and idea generation around participation.
List of words taken out of the book ‘Participation is Risky’, by Liesbeth Huybrechts
User and Maker
The Uncertain Space
Releasing Autonomy or Authorship
People and Objects
Professional and Lay
New Media Tools
Skills and Knowledge
We developed the performance Book Nodes & Edges for the launch of our new Conditional Design Book.
By buying a book you could influence the drawing that was slowly emerging on the floor.
Performers: Nick Meehan, Adina Renner, Fabienne Wyss
Camera: Sal Kroonenberg
Editing: Nick Meehan
Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam
A Moniker production
Thanks to all the buyers that were part of the performance.
Fresh from the press!
Designed by Julia Born.
Printed in glorious red, green, blue and black.
Featuring Laurenz Brunner's new typeface Circular.
Published by Valiz.
You can order the book here
Conditional Design Workbook
Conditional Design team; essays by Andrew Blauvelt and Koert van Mensvoort
Design: Julia Born
• Infectious do-book for designers, children, groups, artists...
• Describes a method to Do-It-Yourself
An exhibition by Moniker.
BOX, Vestergade 49 B Aarhus Denmark
If you want to pack the biggest possible circle in a square you can probably imagine what it looks like, but how about packing seven equally sized circles in a square? How would they be organized? How about packing 10 squares packed in a square? How would you fit them?
Erich Friedman, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Stetson University Florida has made a beautiful overview of scientific solutions to these 'packing problems'. Most of them are symmetrical and make sense immediately but sometimes they are far from obvious. We took these beautiful solutions and turned them in a colorful carpet.