What to do after work? A dialogue with historical sources

4/4 2023 5 pm — 7 pm

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.

Please register via vermittlung@kunsthallewien.at.

Free admission.

The What to do after work? event series takes place every two weeks, on Tuesday from 5 pm to 7 pm.

A work book from 1920 with the note “dismissed for lack of work”, a servants’ newspaper, a poster demanding the 40-hour week, an inflammatory questionnaire for apprentices from the magazine Nachrichten für Unzufriedene [News for the Dissatisfied] … What do historical sources tell us about the changes but also continuities of working conditions, the struggles to change them, and the understanding of what “work” is in the first place and where it ends?

We have invited colleagues from House of Austrian History, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum Wien and Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr to bring pictures, documents and exhibits from their collections. Together we want to explore them and find out what insights they offer about work and a beyond of work – and what further impulses for the transformation of work are worth pursuing.

With Antonia Plessing (House of Austrian History) • Sara Maria Hofmann (Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum Wien) • Martin Hagmayr (Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr)