Collective Home Office is a collaborative practice that explores the frictions and benefits of collectivity in both method and content. It targets the agents most implicated in defining the current moment, namely the proto-state corporations, platforms and institutions that constitute Big Tech.
Using the home office as a device, CHO redefines the notion of household, imagining a domestic urbanism and a transitional post-work lifestyle no longer based on the binary of home and work, but rather on practices of care work and social grooming.
Collective Home Office was formed in the fall of 2017 as an experimental M.Arch thesis project by Ching Ying Ngan, Mary Lynch Lloyd and Maya Shopova. The trio still works together, powered by digital collaboration.