As some of you may plan to go to documenta and/or the Venice Biennale this summer, I thought you may be interested in taking a quick look behind the scenes. Artnet has just reported that the curators of these big events have included their lovers in their shows. We talked in class about the different kinds ofRead more about A Love Supreme? (a final note for the summer)[…]
Notes on the sharing economy – the phenomenon we have been discussing this semester and which we will return to on Wednesday.
As a follow up to our discussions on the aesthetic of coworking spaces have a look at this article on “harmonisation of tastes” across the world.
Before our visit to betahaus next Monday, have a look at this article about the gender gap and gender dynamics in start-up communities (or: how to pitch an idea for a period-tracking app to a room full of horrified male investors).
On 24 April 2017, 6 pm, we are going to visit betahaus, one of the leading coworking spaces in Berlin. We will be given an exclusive tour of the place and a presentation about the type of work that gets done there, what coworking is about, the startup scene in Berlin, new office design, and other topicsRead more about SAVE THE DATE: off-campus trip to betahaus[…]
After reading Florida and McRobbie for Wednesday, make sure to take a look at these two online sources: Florida’s website (I promise it’s quite amazing) and this ‘arts employment charity‘.
Tonight Emma Jackson (Goldsmiths, University of London) will give a guest talk titled Bowling together? Leisure, belonging and ‘prosaic publics‘. See you all in P24SR8 at 7 pm!
When we talked about affective labor yesterday, I mentioned several theorists of affect, from Spinoza to Ngai, but did I tell you that some of these books have the most amazing covers?
As a follow up to our conversation about international women’s day, here’s the ever brilliant Angela Davis speaking about the category ‘women’ (among many other things). I encourage you to watch the whole thing (it’s really good), but if you have only a few minutes to spare, go straight to 33:30 min. And if youRead more about Interview with Angela Davis[…]
A couple of weeks ago we talked about how urban diversity gets flattened, commodified, and appropriated in marketing and political campaigns. I just came across an amazing photo project, which works against this logic and which reminded me of this passage from Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza: The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado,Read more about on diversity within us[…]