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After Work Conversations

Thursday 20 April 2023 - Thursday 11 May 2023
The Hague (20 April) and Bremen (11 May)

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)

Date: April 20th, 2023
Location: KABK The Hague

#2 Post-Work-Imaginaries

With contributions by Alina Lupu, Nonni Morisse & Rainer Reising (ver.di)

Date: May 11th, 2023
Location: HfK Bremen

Participation is free of charge

More information

More information on the symposium can be found at phdarts.eu and artisticphd-hfkbremen.net.


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

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