“Re:Imagining Work” sessions are underway

While a first session within in a series of workshops circulating around possible futures of work was very much focussing on “what social / economic significance and value culture will be having in the next decades”, we will be concentration on possible impacts to be expected by automation and digitalisation today. Very much looking forward to speculate and fabulate with another group of interesting and interested participants!

With this series of workshops we continue focussing on the Future(s) of labour, work and occupations with a primarily focus in cultural and social aspects. The sessions held are dedicated to a range of questions:

Culturepreneurs: what new jobs can be developed in the cultural and creative sectors?

Work 4.0: what impact can be expected in the areas affected by high automation?

Informal work: what will happen to the informal sector, which is already facing great challenges in establishing itself in the conventional labour market? The discussion focuses in particular on the hitherto marginalised parts of the city’s population, which both traditionally and in real terms derive a large part of their income from the informal sector.

The facilitation of this series of Futuring Exercises is another great opportunity for us, to deepen our deepen our understanding of the „Art of Futuring“ which will be feeding our research for Curiouser and Curiouser, cried Alice: Rebuilding Janus from Cassandra and Pollyanna (CCA) – an artbased research project from Design Investigations (ID2) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna und Time’s Up. It is supported by the Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK) from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): AR561.

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