The 5-part discursive program Today's Tomorrows explores the work of the future and the future of work against the backdrop of current processes of automatization and deregulation-from an analytical as well as a speculative perspective.
Re-organizing Work examines emancipatory perspectives on an understanding of work and on the organization of labour – from new forms of workers’ representations and organizations, up to the claim for a universal basic income and a defense of doing nothing.
Since the 1970s, a massive deregulation of labour is in process. Many workers are confronted with precarious conditions and are forced into self-exploitation. Automatization, outsourcing, as well as the transfer of production to countries with lower wages add to an aggravation of employment conditions by increased competition and an endangering of waged work itself. In the context of the crisis of union or party representations and a glorification of work ideology, fights for workers’ rights need to be re-constituted and the moral necessity of work itself put into question.
Otto Penz (sociologist)
Taaniel Raudsepp / Visible Solutions (artist of the exhibition)
Karin Schönpflug (economist, researcher, lecturer)
Anne Faucheret, Curator
Eva Meran, Co-Curator
The event is held in English.
THU, 07.09. / 18:00 – 20:00
Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz