25th november 2016 /
CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART (UAL) / 10:00 AM - 15:30PM
This publication provides a pedagogical framework that assists students and others in deconstructing dominant narratives of engaging with work and the economy.
Training for Exploitation? includes tools for critically examining the relationship between education, work and the cultural economy. It provides useful workshop exercises, statistics, bibliographies and glossaries on topics such as precarity, employment rights, cooperation and solidarity, as well as examples of educational and organising practices. It shows how we can both critique and organise against a system that is at the heart of the contemporary crises of work, student debt, and precarity.
96 Pages including:
- 49 pages of exercises and case studies on internships, work-placements & economic alternatives to traditional "work"
- 13 pages critical glossary and annotated bibliography
- 3 pages of employment statistics
This book was collaboratively authored by PWB. It designed by the 20 person experimental collaborative, Evening Class. It was printed by Calverts, a worker-owned coop.
6.7 inches X 9.5 inches - section sewn perfect bound
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Authors: Precarious Workers Brigade
Designers: Evening Class
Foreword: Silvia Federici
Publisher: Journal of Aesthetics & Protest
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"The Precarious Workers Brigade calls for a shift from employment or employability to vocation – what do we think is our calling? How can education assist the project of radically amending a world deeply mired in social and ecological crisis? At the same time, this guide does not shy away from the realities of students entering into a world of course placements, internships and other aspects of the employability paradigm. Instead… it offers training exercises through which students, teachers and employability officers can think about work-based education as context for critical consideration and intervention within the very structure of contemporary work."
- Silvia Federici
Precarious Workers Brigade (PWB) are a UK-based group of precarious workers in culture and education. We call out in solidarity with all those struggling to make a living in this climate of instability and enforced austerity. Our praxis springs from a shared commitment to developing research and actions that are practical, relevant and easily shared and applied. If putting an end to precarity is the social justice we seek, our political project involves developing tactics, strategies, formats, practices, dispositions, knowledges and tools for making this happen.
Evening Class is a self-organised design education experiment, consisting of 19 participants from various cultural and educational backgrounds. It is a flexible environment where participants can cultivate common interests, develop their research and collectively shape the class’s agenda.