Collecting Worker owned design practices, i guess we can assume partnerships are collectively owned? I will organize the ones that specifically state they are.
these are design studios & alt creative orgs who have interesting and admirable work, ways of working, ways of presenting themselves, collaborators, specific processes.
also nice interior spaces, aspirations, vibes etc....
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Mihalko: Everyone thinks that democratic decision-making in a co-op design studio means that we all have to vote on whether we’re going to buy a typeface or not. That’s not what it really translates to. What it translates to is democratically deciding what we’re working on, what the content of that work is going to be, and whether or not we’re going to work on a specific project. Instead of two bosses making these decisions for the entire studio, everyone who works there is deciding together. Being able to democratically decide where we’re going to move our office or take on projects can and should translate to other aspects of our political economy. If we form ourselves as a co-op or a union, I think that just helps us as people in the world. It definitely affects the way we work and the way we talk about how we’re doing that work. It’s worth showing that this way of working is possible, maybe you shouldn’t go work for a tyrant, and maybe you should demand that you’re treated better—as a designer and worker.