Åbäke was founded in 2000 by Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki. Åbäke takes this as an invitation to a collaborative and critical practice, with the collective in turn inviting the audience to participate. The outcome can result in performances, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, curation, publishing, fashion labels, eating sessions and seminars—depending on the moment, the context, and the (mis)use of regulations and constraints—legal, human, monetary, intellectual etc. Increasingly, their practice includes narrative objects and writing. Members of Åbäke co-founded Kitsuné the record label, run the publishing house Dent-De-Leone, designed the magazine Sexymachinery and initiated the museum project Victoria & alfer D. Åbäke is also the agent of the writer Charlotte York and the artist Betsy Bickle.