Observational Practices Lab

Atlas of
Everyday Objects
In the age of global social Isolation

— #objectsofmyisolation Many of us across the globe have been asked to stay in our homes. The Observational Practices Lab…

Archive of
Observation Scores
since 2017

Ways of seeing everyday objects anew. A transdisciplinary approach to unlearn what we think we know.

Online Publication
since 2018

As a response to recent changes in the political landscape, the Observational Practices Lab, initiated the research project

Museum of Capitalism
Artifact Drive
Oct 4, 2019

On Friday October 4th, as a part of the 100 year anniversary Festival of the New celebration at The New…

New School University

Co-Directors of the Observational Practices Lab join inaugural cohort of New School University Fellows.

Field School Berlin

Dec 16-22 2019

A site-based approach to interdisciplinary research, we will engage Berlin as a living laboratory and the subject of critical and…

Practices of Observation


The class “Practices of Observation” is part of the University Lecture Program that instigates a transdisciplinary exchange across graduate

OBJECT AMERICA lecture at “Global Control” in Riga
September 2018

Hybrid war, fake-news, post-trough, surveillance, immersion and artificial intelligence – these are just a few of critical

OPL at Cumulus Conference in Paris
April 2018

The Observational Practices Lab will present OBJECT AMERICA at the Cumulus peer-reviewed conference in Paris in April.

OBJECT AMERICA @ “Beyond Change” in Basel
March 2018

The Observational Practices Lab will present OBJECT AMERICA at the peer-reviewed conference “Beyond Change” in Basel.

OBJECT AMERICA workshop in Berlin
February 6, 2018

This is the lab’s first workshop situated outside of the US. As an experimental Berlin-based satellite, it serves a platform…

OBJECT AMERICA III: Observation through Speculation — Public Short Talks and Discussion
December 1, 2017

Parsons School of Design, New York Panelists: Anuja Bagul, Benjamin Rubin, Marco Tedesco, LB Thompson

OBJECT AMERICA II: Observation through Specialized Instruments — Public Short Talks and Discussion
November 3, 2017

Parsons School of Design, New York Panelists: Sumita Chakravarty, Lisa George, Victoria Hattam, Roarke Menzies, Mara Mills

OBJECT AMERICA I: Observation through the Senses — Workshop at The New School University
October 13/14, 2017

“But what sort of sense is constitutive of this everydayness? Surely this sense includes much that is not sense so…

OBJECT AMERICA I: Observation through the Senses — Public Short Talks and Discussion
October 13, 2017

Parsons School of Design, New York Panelists: Michael J. Barany, Cindi Katz, Fernando Kawai, M.D., Katie Merz

Talking About Seeing — Publication
May 12, 2017

The documentation of the Symposium “Talking About Seeing” is now available. The publication combines a transcript of the panel discussion…

Talking About Seeing — Student Symposium
December 16, 2016

Lectures, presentations, exhibitions on Friday A cross-disciplinary group of student researchers invited to participate in an experimental symposium rethinking our…

Talking About Seeing — Symposium
December 15, 2016

Talking About Seeing: A cross-disciplinary panel discussion with science journalist Aatish Bhatia, artist Martha Rosler, filmmaker and ethnographer Pacho Velez,…

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