Thresholds 44: Workspace Launch + 'The Contingent Space of Work' Exhibition Opening

Join us to toast the release of thresholds 44: workspace and the opening of the exhibition “The Contingent Space of Work” this Friday, April 15 at 5:30pm at the MIT Keller Gallery (Building 7-408).

Featuring a public talk by Shelly Ronen (of Object Solutions) and copies of thresholds available for $5
(Exhibition on view in Keller Gallery April 7 - May 6)

Spanning the fields of art and architectural history and practice, urban planning, science, technology, economic history, sociology, medical history, and creative writing, the contributions to thresholds 44: workspace attend to the individuals, institutions, or objects that activate workspaces in surprising or previously unwritten ways. The contributions depend on acts of spatial revelation or suppression, bringing to light connections between work, worker, and workspace otherwise seen as separate, quiescent, or clandestine.

The exhibition, “The Contingent Space of Work,” presents creative responses from the publication that explore the changing understandings of workspace within the rise of digital working platforms and immaterial products. The exhibition features work by Samira Daneshvar, Tamao Hashimoto/Tokyo University of the Arts, Object Solutions (Ernesto D. Morales and Shelly Ronen), Partner & Partners, Greg Sholette and Matt Greco (for Gulf Labor), Merve Ünsal, and Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas (Urbonas Studio).

The exhibition is curated by Nisa Ari and Christianna Bonin, PhD candidates in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art program.

thresholds 44: Workspace includes contributions from Aaron Cayer and Dana Cuff, Samira Daneshvar, Veronica Fitzpatrick, Tamao Hashimoto, Lauren Jacobi, Grace Kim, Ying-Ju Lai, Albert José-Antonio López, Partner & Partners, Shelly Ronen, Sebastian Schmidt, Greg Sholette and Matt Greco, Merve Ünsal, Niko Vicario, Winnie Wong and Margaret Crawford.