Yehuda Safran and Hashim Sarkis: A Dialogue on the Venice Biennale 2020
All is for all.
“The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of humanity. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate every one’s part in the production of the world’s wealth. All things are for all!”
Peter Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread (1892)
Manfredo Tafuri in his book, Architecture and Utopia (1973) introduced in the first few pages the expression: “sublime uselessness”. An expression he most likely pinched from Thomas Mann’s
Tonio Kröger (1903). Inspired as a...