Vernacular Corner

Illich wanted to resuscitate the word ‘vernacular’ to name the activities by which men and women reimagine and retrieve convivial forms-of-life from the ongoing and intensifying depredations of government supported market exchange. Vernacular activities reduce dependence on commodities sold by corporations, services hawked by professionals and addictive donations from NGOs. Whether they be rooftop gardens or dry toilets, whether they be community supported agriculture or factory cooperatives, this corner is intended to document (in video, photo, text) the range and richness of vernacular activities that attest to the inventive and autonomous capacities of people. To contribute to this collection inspired by the Guide to Convivial Tools published by Valentina Borremans in the 1970s, write to [email protected]

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