Bureau d´Études was founded by Paris-based artists Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt.
For the last few years, the group has been producing cartographies of contemporary political, social and economic systems. The visual analysis of transnational capitalism is based on extensive research and usually presented in the form of large-scale murals. The works visualize the mutual involvements and dependencies within the global conglomerates. Revealing what normally remains invisible and contextualizing seemingly separate elements within a bigger whole, these visualizations of interests and cooperations re-symbolize the unseen and hidden.
An Atlas of Agendas is a political, social and economic atlas, informing the public about socio-political power structures and activating opportunities for the self and the commons. The large-size book, panoramic in scope, is theoretically both profound and accessible, and is the atlas for an emancipatory new citizenship that utilizes the opportunities of info-graphics from the local to the global and back again.
The Laboratory Planet No. 5, 2016
Issue 5 • Alien Capitalism: xenopolitics of the anthropocene
Texts by Bureau d’études, Keith A. Spencer, Špela Petrič, Ewen Chardronnet, Aliens in Green, Donna Haraway, Helen Hester, Émilie Notéris, Konrad Becker, Pablo de Soto, Eugene Thacker, Alejandra Pérez Núñez, Matteo Pasquinelli, Deborah Danowski, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
The Issue 5 “Alien Capitalism: Xenopolitics of the Anthropocene” was published on February 4, 2016, for Transmediale in Berlin. It was co-produced by PING (Nantes), Jeu de Paume (Paris) and the crowdfunders of Goteo platform.