Hands On

Hands On

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“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

In this fold we would like to explore the notion of independent work in all of its manifestations: what it means to be “hands on” with the actual production of architectural, artistic, theoretical, or design work outside of the purview of school or professional environments. What are the alternative paths that one can take? In a time when work is largely produced under the authority of institutions or firms, can agency be reclaimed through independent projects? This fold is an attempt to show that there are possibilities of producing meaningful work at a scale that is accessible to independent pursuits.