Thursday, 7 November 2013

Two anti-work events

Future Interns 2013, 
Goldsmiths SU, 9 Nov

Future Interns 2013 is a day of awareness and activism around internships and precarious work, followed by an evening of Latin Music hosted by 3 cosas living wage campaign. The event will be an opportunity to hear about the amazing work going on to fight back against the culture of unpaid work. As well as bringing together speakers it will be an opportunity to meet other interns and take part in workshops. Ultimately it will be a platform for interns to shape their future working conditions.
Workshops from PWB and Ragpickers. Speakers will include Mark Fisher and Federico Campagna, Dr Sophie Hope and Charlotte Gerada, who will be discussing her research into unpaid internships in the voluntary sector.

Visual Sociology and Aural and Visual Cultures Present: AFTER WORK

New Academic Building LG01, Goldsmiths, University of London
19th November, 2013 7.30-9.30 (Free - open to all: no booking required)

Fed up of being hardworking people? There is virtually no institutional voice which seems to tire of praising the ennobling effects of working. Any life beyond work is condemned as parasitical scrounging. Worse, we no longer have the ability to imagine what a world without unnecessary work would look like. While only a few decades ago sociologists predicted the imminent ‘end of work’ and the advent of a regime of automated production and human freedom, work has in fact become a new religion for contemporary times.
Coinciding with the publication of Federico Campagna’s The Last Night: Anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure, After Work brings together a number of dissenting voices, challenging the catechism of conservative work-priests and their corporate devotees. The event will be divided into two panels, the first focused on anti-work strategy and theory, the second devoted to imagining what life and politics after work might look like. Featuring talks by Mark Fisher, Ramona, Carl Cederstrom/ Peter Fleming, Preeti Paul, Nina Wakeford and Federico Campagna, the event will welcome the active participation of the audience.

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