On Work: Home
The Design Museum’s Chief Curator, Justin McGuirk, chairs a panel on the merging of work and home life: the new work-home environment has transformed domestic life, challenging traditional notions of privacy, efficiency and ideas around domestic labour. Participants include Anab Jain (Superflux) and Frances Holliss. The conversation, produced on the occasion of the Work Marathon, is a prelude to the Design Museum’s forthcoming exhibition Home Futures (7 November 2018 – 24 March 2019). With the participation of designer and researcher Simone Niquille, and sound works by Legrand Jäger with Rob Clouth and Jakab Pilaszanovich.
The 2018 Work Marathon saw artists, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers address cultural, political, physical and environmental debates on the complex and timely question of work, labour, automation and leisure.
Building on the 2017’s GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, which focused on artificial consciousness and machine learning, the 2018 Work Marathon explores issues including: technological developments leading to automation and its impact on the labour market; the political urgencies of coerced and invisible labour; and the role of non-human agents, including artificial intelligence, animals and materials, in the context of planetary ecologies.
Hosts: Victoria Sin & Lucia Pietroiusti
Production: Jessie Lawson & Jack Howson for Reduced Listening
Sound Design: Dane Law
Mixing: Rob Winter
In collaboration with the Design Museum London