Bourdieu and race

The college admissions scandal is so last week. Read here about the minuscule number of Black students admitted to NYC’s most prestigious high schools.

Midterm Madness

In need of some fun after the midterms? Here are a few entertaining suggestions that relate to our class readings: In preparation for Madeline Schwartz’s talk on Thursday, read here about the freelance life. Eager to know how it is to work in one of Amazon’s warehouses? Play this game. (The winner gets a listRead more about Midterm Madness[…]

Creatives & Diversity

Were you dragged to museums as a kid? If so, that certainly expanded your cultural capital. Inspired by Bourdieu, David Osa Amadasun offers a commentary on the reproduction of taste. Focusing on art galleries – i.e., spaces that in Britain and beyond are coded white and middle class – he asks “why working-class people ofRead more about Creatives & Diversity[…]

Do What You Love and…

If you’ve ever been to a coworking space, you know that DWYL is ubiquitous. But DWYL is much more than aspirational knick-knacks: it’s also been adopted by HR departments and incorporated into software designed to manage employees’ satisfaction with their jobs.  What are the political implications of DWYL? This tote offers a sharp answer: AndRead more about Do What You Love and…[…]

more on space invaders

After being mistaken for an intern and a spouse, US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now being attacked for… dressing too nicely. Apparently, nothing betrays your socialist agenda like a tailored black jacket. As Megan Garber aptly notices in this Atlantic piece, It’s not about the clothes. It’s never, really, about the clothes. For those whoRead more about more on space invaders[…]

Your weekend read: SmashedAvo

Following up on yesterday’s class on new office design, here’s a piece on how companies try to monetize on young people (you). Look out for signs of AirSpace, motivational slogans, and corporate newspeak – we will continue talking about these next week.

Space invaders in the US Congress

As discussed last week, the recent US midterm elections are widely considered groundbreaking because of the successes of people from marginalized communities. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress, sums up the reality of being a “space invader” in one tweet.