On 26th October 2015 we have been invited to express our anger at a conference held at the Bocconi university in Milan, on the subject of the uncertain, shifting world of freelance workers. We are happy to report that our ideas have been dismissed as ideological and provocative by the president of INPS.
On the 9th of June 2015, the fierce team that manages Gizmo organised at Politecnico in Milan a symposium with an ambitious title: Backstage, Architecture as concrete practice. Incautiously they invited Multitude to present the findings published with On Work. And so we did, sparking what could only be described as the first sign of a quite revolution.
This first issue of Amplifier collects the heroic efforts of young architects to ignite a revolution during their spare hours.
The author of the attempt is 18Oktoberdam, a temporary collective of young architects who met in December 2011 in an attic apartment somewhere in the West of Rotterdam. Most of them were working for low salaries, despite, they claimed, their talent and dedication. They were, and still are, determined to change things.
18Oktoberdam organized an online survey to gather information on working conditions in the field of Architecture. The result (170+ entries) is a showcase of individuals who have struggled to find a way in a mutating market. Their stories come as a wake-up call to all workers in the field. (more…)
On 22 and 23 of May 2014, multitude was showcased at Off the Press, during the international conference Digital Publishing Toolkit. The intrusion was possible thanks to the tentacular, efficiently reaching hands of the Institute of Network Cultures. (more…)
Resulting from a previous collaboration, we found ourselves with some high quality prints promoting our very own MultitudeFilmFestival We then had to make a choice: Keep them rolled up along with the poster of Iggy Pop and Tom Waits having coffee, or stick them to the wall right in the hearth of Rotterdam´s creative headquarter.
multitude is irreducible multiplicity, whatever that means. collective. Born from an acute sense of distress, it’s not getting any better. It speaks about Architecture, but it also speaks about Architecture.