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The Invisible Workflows Project is an intellectual platform that combines academic and professional work to theorize about the workflows that affect the production of architecture. Workflows are the space of contemplation afforded by the technical systems we use to produce work. Many modes of contemporary architectural production continue to prop-up user manuals as novel theories. Workflows are not user manuals.
Workflows bind the material and immaterial systems that make architecture a form of cultural production. To enmesh ourselves in this production it is necessary to link underexamined historical contexts, overlooked present circumstances, and unimagined futures.
These systems contribute to the social, economic, and political processes that define the problematic relationship between architecture and labor. The banality of means of production is at the center of The Invisible Workflows Project.
Iman Ebadi Paskiabi
Jessica Garcia Fritz
Federico Garcia Lammers
Alejandro Marin Rodriguez
Jessica Garcia Fritz is an Assistant Professor at DoArch, South Dakota State University, where she teaches design studio, architectural history, and manages the architectural library collection. She has worked and studied in the United States and Europe, including the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a concentration in Studio Arts and Construction from the University of Minnesota, where she also completed a Master of Architecture. Following graduate school she worked as an intern architect in New York City and an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan. Jessica's scholarship on construction history and the transfer of knowledge has been published in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the 6th International Congress on Construction History held at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels, Belgium. Jessica is a co-director of LAB-OR.
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