The Research Centre
for Participatory Art and Design
RHIZOME is a place devoted to issues of participatory art and participatory design present in contemporary art since the 90s of the 20th century, as well as to actions on them precursor, initiated in the 70s, omitted in the mainstream description of the history of contemporary art.

About Us

The activities undertaken by RHIZOME are to prevent the emergence of a research gap regarding the aforementioned area of ​​culture as well as the promotion of artistic, social and ethical aspects of participatory creative activities. The way RHIZOME operates is based on the principle of cooperation and exchange with centers dealing with similar issues in Poland and abroad.

In the sphere of ideas, RHIZOME refers to the concept of rhizome ( rhizome ) proposed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in Mille plateaux. Capitalisme et schizophrénie (1980). The French authors compare to the rhizome the ways in which modern philosophical, political and cultural thought works. Used as a symbolic image of the specifics of participatory art and participatory design, the structure of the rhizome is intended to indicate a characteristic departure from the hierarchical understanding of both the roles of the creator / designer and forms of artistic / design production for the orientation of inclusive and networking cooperation of many participants of social life .

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Rhizome. Project Bazaar #1

14.11.2019, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm City Culture Institute, Gdańsk, Długi Targ 39/40   “Rhizome. Project Bazaar ” It is a new formula for working meetings of artists, designers and cultural activists…

RHIZOME – who are we?

In the sphere of ideas, RHIZOME refers to the concept of rhizome ( rhizome ) proposed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in Mille plateaux. Capitalisme et schizophrénie (1980). The…

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