Organization of Labor from the Global Perspective. Illusions of the Model of Catch-up Modernization
"Art and Labor after the End of Work" - a collaborative project by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht; the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; and the Free/Slow University of Warsaw (F/SUW) - is a FORMER WEST Public Editorial Meeting that takes as its starting point F/SUW’s case study of labor relations in the arts, The Art Factory (Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, 2014).
Panel "Organization of Labor from the Global Perspective. Illusions of the Model of Catch-up Modernization".
During this session, the discussion of political economy of creative labor and precarity is situated within the wider mechanisms of global and post-colonial class (re)composition. Departing with what the “post-Fordist” condition entails for Poland and other countries of the “semi-peripheries”—with their reliance on foreign investment and industrial labor, and the continued positioning of Poland as a production-based economy rather than a creative economy—the session investigates the illusion of catch-up modernization as an economic, political, and cultural project.
Panelists: Sami Khatib (writer and lecturer, Berlin); Sandro Mezzadra (political philosopher, Bologna); Gerald Raunig (philosopher, Zurich); and Małgorzata Maciejewska (researcher and activist, Wrocław). Moderated by Boris Buden (writer, cultural critic, translator, and FORMER WEST editor, Berlin).
More info about the conference on the event's website.