This manual is a result of Andrea Francke's Communal Knowledge project, which explored issues surrounding childcare in collaboration with local nurseries, childminders, children's centres and parent groups, and looked for new models and possibilities. Francke set-up an exhibition and workshop space at The Showroom in summer 2012, for visitors to test out DIY designs for furniture and forms of play, some of which were gathered through an open call.
The publication contains eight especially commissioned essays as well as interviews, event excerpts, discussions and documentation from the exhibition.
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All print editions of Invisible Spaces of Parenthood are now sold out - it is available as a free download here
Born in Peru and now based in London, Francke is an artist currently developing two main research projects: Invisible spaces of parenthood and The Piracy Project. She was a recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize in 2011.More
Andrea Francke: Invisible spaces of parenthood: A collection of pragmatic propositions for a better future is a project that explored issues surrounding childcare in collaboration with local nurseries, childminders, children's centres and parent groups, looking for new models and possibilities.More