Symposium – After Work Conversations

After Work Conversations

Symposium / 20.04. & 11.05.2023

After Work Conversations is a two-part symposium about issues of emancipation and political organization in the context of work within digital capitalism. Artists, workers, activists, and academics are invited to a joint exploration of how digital technology shapes (future and current) conditions of work, as well as possibilities for class solidarity.

Taking place within the framework of the international doctorate programme for artists and designers PhDArts (ACPA, Leiden University and KABK, The Hague) and the Binational Artistic-PhD program (HfK Bremen), the symposium asks if artistic research can contribute tools and concepts that bring together not only practitioners from the arts (culture) and academia, but also a politically engaged and wider public.

The first session, #1 Play hard, work harder in The Hague, centers on whether video games as an artistic medium have the potential to challenge unfair working practices, mobilize workers and cultivate solidarity. The second session, #2 Post-Work-Imaginaries in Bremen, focuses on how a post-work future can be imagined from the various perspectives of the participating guests.

#1 Play hard, work harder
With contributions by Natacha Roussel (Petites Singularités), Haïssam Razouk & Peggy Lecouvey (Solidaires Informatiques)
April 20th, 2023 | 10-16:00h @ KABK The Hague

#2 Post-Work-Imaginaries
With contributions by Alina Lupu, Nonni Morisse & Rainer Reising (ver.di), Robin De Greef, Dave Beech
May 11th, 2023 | 10-16:00h @ HfK Bremen

Participation is free of charge.

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Co-organized by Lídia Pereira and Henrik Nieratschker in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Anke Haarmann and Prof. Dr. Andrea Sick.

Symposium – After Work Conversations Den Haag

KABK The Hague, Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag, Niederlande

20. April 2023, 10:00

Symposium – After Work Conversations Bremen

HfK Bremen, Auditorium, Am Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen

11. May 2023, 10:00