the dormant office (tdo) is a research initiative committed to fostering and disseminating critical thoughts and aesthetic interventions.
Operating from a small office in Amsterdam, tdo develops long-term research programs that probe the affective, technological, and political actualities of life under capitalism.
Through reading sessions, workshops, lectures, collaborations and commissioned interventions, tdo’s public program enables rigorous study and exchange together with distinguished artists, cultural practitioners, philosophers, and psychoanalysts.
tdo has received project based funding from: Stimulerings Fonds for Digital Culture (2020 and 2021), Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (2021), and AFK (2020).
Mohamad Dib (founder)
Mohamad is the core researcher of the dormant office. He takes care of the platform's discursive and artistic program as well as its day-to-day administration.
Nick is a designer and researcher. He takes care of the digital operations of the dormant office, including the online infrastructure and communications.