University of Gothenburg

Precarious workers brigade

Workshop 22/11 17:00-19:00

Venue: HDK

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Training for Exploitation? Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education

Wednesday 22nd, 17:00-19:00
Language: English

Precarious Workers Brigade will offer an introduction to their practice and recent book, Training for Exploitation? Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education, which provides a pedagogical framework to assist other cultural producers (artists, designers, curators, administrators and others) in deconstructing dominant narratives around work, employability and careers. The collective will conduct a workshop using tools from the book to critically examine the relationship between education, contemporary crises of work, artistic labour, student debt and the challenge of building solidarities.

This public event will be of interest to anyone working or studying in the fields of cultural production (art, design, curating, education, etc.). It aims to facilitate broader discussion around work/live relations in to Gothenburg and the region in particular, starting with the lived experience of local practitioners.The session will consider how to effectively refuse exploitative working conditions and support each other in more equitable ways of doing and being.

Precarious Workers Brigade is a UK-based group of precarious workers in culture and education. We call out in solidarity with all those struggling to make a living in this climate of instability and enforced austerity. PWB’s praxis springs from a shared commitment to developing research and actions that are practical, relevant and easily shared and applied. If putting an end to precarity is the social justice we seek, our political project involves developing tactics, strategies, formats, practices, dispositions, knowledges and tools for making this happen.



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