Janfamily is a group of young artists that share a unique approach to life. They explore the things that surround them, and together they create alternatives to everyday routines. Janfamily – ‘Plans for other days’, their first publication, is a manifesto of their philosophy: it is a ‘how to’ book, a list of proposals on how to relate to our own surroundings. By offering solutions to problems such as ‘How to soften a challenge’ and ‘How not to do what you did yesterday’, we are invited to revisit the simple things in life that are often ignored or unnoticed.
Based in London, Jan is a family of artists and designers working in a wide variety of forms. The work they produce is not media-specific but is tied together by a common approach based on personal fascinations. Projects take such different forms as songs, clothes, photography and films.
“This book (Plans for other days) suggests, it doesn’t dictate. It is a list of proposals on how to relate to our surroundings. A manual of moments. It is a life we are living. Being at home, going out, feeling on our own and being together. We look at the simple things that don’t get that much attention and seek alternatives to routines. We alter and take over what we can touch and feel. With everyday interventions and intuition we try to reclaime our lives. We try to come closer, closer to our own lives and to others.”