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WORK: THE SUBJECTIVITIES OF WORK, WAGE LABOR, LEISURE AND A LIFE WITHOUT IT
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Organizing Committee:

“Work is the blackmail of survival”... or is it?

In a series of weekly classes we will seek to develop a historical, contemporary and theoretical understanding of “work” while considering its relation to human subjectivity and subjugation to power concluding with a workshop in which the class reflects its own positioning towards “work” in relation to contemporary conditions.

Through literature, art, and theory we will attempt to disseminate the notion of work within the context of (but not limited to) work in relation to capitalism, society and leisure, and the typologies of work spanning from the French revolution to our present day.

We will explore the subject by shoveling ourselves through varying media, text, audio and film. A final workshop intends to bring all aspects about A LIFE WITHOUT WORK together.

A current bibliography is set up HERE and will probably grow overtime. More detailed information for each meeting can be found on the meeting pages.


WHAT IS WORK? The conditions of work now and then.
Saturday 1 June, 12:00

HOW DO WE WORK? Work, sleep & leisure - typologies of work in social relations.
Saturday 8 June, 12:00

WHY DO WE WORK? [pt.1] : What our culture is telling us about our desires TO WORK examined through film, art and music.
Saturday 15 June, 12:00

WHY DO WE WORK? [pt.2] : What our culture is telling us about our desires NOT TO WORK examined through film, art and music.
Saturday 22 June, 12:00

 

Comments

@ miriah: we are checking on the option to participate online in technical terms. would you like to join over skype?

 

I would love to attend this class online ~ is that possible?  I will be traveling for a part of this class series and may or may not have internet at those locations.  I am new so I am still trying to figure out how to interpret meeting times and participate.  Any insights you have would be very helpful.  I think this class is a very relevant topic to my thesis project.

It is a real pity I can't attend this! But I am interesting in hearing more about the programm? 

It'd be good know where exactly this class will meet.

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