Edited by Clémentine Berry,
Isabelle Moisy Cobti
English / French
248 pages
21 × 30 cm

Price: 105 lei

Contributions by: Marine Armandin, Camille Azaïs, Vivien Brenière, Simon Bauchet, Jenna Castetbon, Thomas Chéné, Rebekka Deubner, Abderrahman El Elaammari, Charly Gosp, Claire Kail, Anaïck Lejart, Isabelle Moisy-Cobti, Tristan Pierard, Playground Paris, Romuald Roudier Théron, Sophie Tajan, Mathilde Vallantin Dulac.

Through a historical assessment, reports from factories, the deciphering of savoir-faire, and iconic objects, Tools offers an enquiry into the foldings of yesteryear and the current day, by paying particular attention to those who produce the cult objects of our everyday life and thus convey the histories behind our shared imagination.

In this issue, you'll also find nomadic lifestyles and folds made in contexts of urgency, like when someone pitches a tent on the sidewalk because they have nowhere else to go. Folding and unfolding can be a way to protect ourselves, to seek shelter.

You'll also get a glimpse of the immense spans of time contained in each of our folds: humans have been folding for a very long time, ever since the first tools and togas. The fold is part of our shared cultural history, for example in the form of draped garments. In modern, industrial times, the fold became the way to reconcile our increasingly urban and sedentary lives with our desire for movement, like a bridge between past and present. The fold saves room in our city apartments, helping us bring new objects into increasingly small spaces—as though we were snails carrying our homes on our backs, or would soon be tying our belongings to the roof of a car.