What to do after work? is a public intervention in the framework of the exhibition In the meantime, midday comes around and an open invitation to participate, speculate, or simply to listen in. The event series runs through the complete duration of the exhibition and takes place every two weeks, on Tuesday from 5 pm to 7 pm.
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“What does it mean to call for the end of work?” philosophers Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams ask in their 2015 work Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work. The idea of a world without work raises many intriguing questions: What will hold society together if we were to “abolish” work or if it takes care of itself? How would we cooperate and care for one another? Could we live our lives more “freely”? Which activities will we find meaningful and what will underpin our collective identities?
The event series What to do after work? creates formats for discussion, thinking, and contemplation in dialogue with the exhibited artworks. Together we will study historical source materials, read texts, and experiment with narrative forms to develop visions of the future. With experts from different social domains, we will examine the past and present of the idea of a post-work society in order to search for building blocks and untrodden paths for utopian futures.