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Art & Labour Summit: Cultural Workers, Artists, Students, and Interns Meet to Organise, Name Names, and Coordinate Demands

Thursday April 22nd, 6pm-9pm
Cell Projects Space
258 Cambridge Heath Road,  London E2 9DA
Free entry and all welcome

We’d like you to join us for a special event and organisational party open to all who are interested in the better understanding and active transformation of the way art, free labour, and education work. Crises are moments of great opportunity, as we all know, and those defunding and devaluing our labour have been busy applying this knowledge.

We invite your active participation in an evening of events:

1. ‘Show and Tell’ – bring evidence of your current research, campaigns or projects dealing with art and labour to share with the group.

2. ‘Name and Shame’ – collectively create a map of power structures on the wall where we name our exploiters, quantify their exploits, draw the hidden or overt links between them and chart the ideas that legitimise their subsistence.

3. ‘Coordinate Demands’ – engage in small group discussions to identify your demands.

4. ‘Publish and Get Organised’ – we will end the evening by having a look at what we have created to decide where and how we want to publish a map of our most urgent demands and discuss the experimental, pragmatic and sustainable organisational techniques we can use to co-ordinate the next steps. This event has been developed as a response and dialogue with the newspaper and website “Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor, and Economics” recently published by Temporary Services. Pedro from 16 Beaver has brought forty free copies of the paper from the US to distribute to participants at the event in London, but you can also download the newspaper as pdf or read the articles online here:
http://www.artandwork.us <http://www.artandwork.us/>

This summit is co-organised by Carrot Workers Collective, Micropolitics Group, Lottie Child, Ecosophy Group, Temporary Services, Free School, Short Term Solutions, Independent Art School, ARTSCHOOL/UK, Sophie Hope and Pedro Lasch (16 Beaver)…

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to participate in the making of the map long-distance, just send us an email at the addresses below.

For any messages, comments, or questions related to this event, contact Sophie Hope – sophiehope[at]mac.com, or Pedro Lasch – plasch[at]duke.edu


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