Imagine Work!

SPIN OFF, 2013


For this edition of 'Imagine Work' SPIN invites us to fantasise another sense of time - in our work and in our lives. Invited guests from very different perspectives will offer us a provocation on what work can be and how it can interact with the time of our lives. Can you imagine working only five hours a week? Could you see your procrastination as a skillful practice? Where do the time pressures of work come from, and what do they achieve? If your time seems scarce, if you're unsure how to juggle your own availability, if you dream of slow days or maybe faster ones, 'Imagine Work' proposes an opportunity to reflect, discuss and imagine what other kinds of working time might be possible.

For this session we hear from several guests - Mark Fisher (author of 'Capitalist Realism, Is There No Alternative?'), Gilad Reich and Yael Messer (curators of the exhibitions 'Time/Resistence' and 'Our Work is Never Over'), Hiroya Hirano (researcher on Basic Income and 'temporal autonomy') and Siegmar Zacharias (WOW-WE WORK HERE) - and you are invited to join as a discussion partner on the ideas they propose. Prepare to meet, to think, to listen and argue as we imagine together how radically different our working life and times could become.

21 SEPTEMBER, 2013
18h - 22h30
The event is free - if you plan to come please reply to let us know!

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstraat 81 rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil - 1000 Brussels