Prototyping Social Forms
The Process Germ Bank
Can collaborative research-creation practices be organized so that they are singular to the specific individuals, institutions, and milieus that they involve but, at the same time, remain accessible and communicable to general publics that might repurpose and revalue them?
The interdisciplinary and international collective Prototyping Social Forms (PSF) develops platforms, techniques, and technologies to make locally generated knowledge transportable and transformable, forming such knowledge into “germs” that can "sprout" in disparate learning and research environments.
PSF’s work revolves around the practice of prototyping—the generation of models, or rather, germs, that can develop and grow in various ways and within different contexts, without assuming a fixed outcome. By focusing on the practice of prototyping, PSF attends to processes of development and their dynamics, as well as the limiting and enabling constraints of different “knowledge ecologies”.