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Work-time reduction

Work-time reduction

"It is time to revive the international demand for shorter work hours" (Lizzie O’Shea) with no cut in pay. In addition to improving health and well-being and reducing general unemployment, a twenty-hour work week as described by Kate Soper, could promote “better...

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Join your local women*s march

Join your local women*s march

Tomorrow is international women*s day! ♀︎💪Join your local protest/strike/actions! If you can’t take part in the march there are other ways you can join the protests:– Join an online strike/protest!– Slow down your work if it’s not possible to completely withdraw from...

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The club likes… Kaja Clara Joo

The club likes… Kaja Clara Joo

Clubexpress likes... Kaja Clara JooSelected works from 2017–2020"Social (mass-)phenomena and automated images and codes that are imprinted in us are components of my work practice. It is not the offset everyday beautiful, but threateningly invasive moments that...

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Immaterial Labour

Immaterial Labour

Immaterial labour, "the labor that produces the informational and cultural content of the commodity", [1] is highly topical, as a rising majority of people spend most of their time before screens and the lines between work and leisure are hard to separate. In addition...

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The Intellectual Proletarian

The Intellectual Proletarian

 'Intellectual Proletarians' by Emma Goldman from 1914 is rather timely, as more people are affected by "the changes taking place in workers’ labor processes […], where the skills involved in direct labor are increasingly skills involving cybernetics and computer...

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Mnemosyne Atlas – Warburg

Mnemosyne Atlas – Warburg

Aby Moritz Warburg (June 13, 1866 – October 26, 1929) was a german art historian and cultural theorist, founder of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek in Hamburg which was later moved to the Warburg Institute in London.At the heart of his research was the legacy of...

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The Architect as Worker | Part 1

The Architect as Worker | Part 1

We're all aware how precarious the work situations in the creative field are. Are we?Architects, as part of this sector, are trained to work endless hours, unpaid overtime and to see their work more as calling than a job.The texts in the book "The Architect as...

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What about ‘essential jobs’?

What about ‘essential jobs’?

Especially during the holidays, let's think about who does most of the low-paid and unpaid 'essential work' in our society.As opposed to 'bullshit jobs' (meaningless jobs that if not done, no one would notice), essential jobs, like health care work, are discussed...

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Iannis Xenakis — Polytopes

Iannis Xenakis — Polytopes

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2011), was a Greek/French composer, architect and engineer and a pioneer in the use of mathematical models in music and applied stochastic processes. Xenakis has been an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. He...

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Iannis Xenakis – Philipps Pavillon

Iannis Xenakis – Philipps Pavillon

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2011), was a Greek/French composer, architect and engineer and a pioneer in the use of mathematical models in music and applied stochastic processes. Xenakis has been an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. He...

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How much do emissions have to be reduced?

How much do emissions have to be reduced?

A 6% drop in global emissions is projected for 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.⚡️2020 shows us just how much we would have to change our system, our economy, our lifestyle, our society, our politics, to comply with the 1.5°C global warming."To meet the 1.5°C – or even...

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Time after Capitalism

Time after Capitalism

What could Time after Capitalism look like? 💭 "Most of us don’t know what it would feel like to waste time without the nagging feeling that we should be doing something else. What if we were free to find out?" Miya Tokumitsu,It’s time to (re)discuss how we could...

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Series: Female Artists

Series: Female Artists

Sonia Boyce (born 1962)In the female artists series this week we take a look at two earlier pieces by Sonia Boyce, a British Afro-Caribbean artist.She will be representing the UK at the Venice Biennale in 2022 and the first black woman to do so.Sonia Dawn Boyce’s work...

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Rising CO2 Emissions

Rising CO2 Emissions

🔴 The highest amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide ever of 417.1 ppm was recorded in May 2020 at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. (Source: NOAA)CO2 is one of many greenhouse gases and the largest contributor to climate change.In fact we need the greenhouse effect,...

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Glossary: Equal Pay

Glossary: Equal Pay

Today is the first International Equal Pay Day. ♀💪 "Equal pay means that all workers have the right to receive equal remuneration for work of equal value." (Un Women) It will be 257 years before men and women have pay equality. (The World Economic Forum, Global Gender...

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Every week a female portrait

Every week a female portrait

Every week a female portraitWe continue with our series, part five: Self Portrait, 1939 by Pan Yuliang.Pan Yuliang 潘玉良 (born on June 14, 1895) was a Chinese painter, renowned as the first woman in China to paint in the Western style. Born in Yangzhou, worked in...

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Bas Jan Ader

Bas Jan Ader

"Bastiaan Johan Christiaan "Bas Jan" Ader (19 April 1942 – disappeared 1975) was a Dutch conceptual and performance artist, and photographer. His work was in many instances presented as photographs and film of his performances. He made performative installations,...

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Glossary: Housing Poor

Glossary: Housing Poor

The term house poor or housing poor (derived from the term working poor) describes a person who spends a disproportionally large amount of their monthly income on housing expenses. Accordingly, the expenses for housing should not exceed 30% of a person's income....

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Every week a female portrait

Every week a female portrait

Every week a female portraitThe fourth of our series: Malay Girl, 1938 by Irma Stein.Irma Stern (born on October 2, 1894) was a major South African artist and has achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime with her paintings and...

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Ways of Seeing – John Berger

Ways of Seeing – John Berger

Visual representations are never neutral "The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images.""Berger asserts that only twenty or thirty nudes in the European oil painting tradition...

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Glossary: Racial Profiling

Glossary: Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling"[...] racial profiling is discriminatory and unlawful. Such profiling is defined as the “use by police, with no objective and reasonable justification, of grounds such as race, colour, language, religion, nationality or national or ethnic origin in...

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group "Die Brücke" ("The Bridge"), a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art. 01 - Bathers...

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Glossary: Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Glossary: Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

But what does it mean, exactly?With the glossary, we try to expand our terminology to help improve our discussions and better underline arguments on ever so important topics. source: IPCC Special Report 2018, Global Warming of 1.5°C, Annex I: Glossary

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Transport CO2 Emissions in the EU

Transport CO2 Emissions in the EU

Emission breakdown by transport mode (2016)Transportation accounts for 23.8% of the EU greenhouse gas emissions."And because different modes of transport compete for the same roadspace, it is governments and local authorities that decide which forms get priority...

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Every week a female portrait

Every week a female portrait

Every week a female PortraitThe second of our series: ‘Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features’ (1981) by Adrian Piper."Adrian Piper (born 1948) is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. Her work addresses how and why those involved in more than one...

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CO2 Emissions in the EU

CO2 Emissions in the EU

"And because different modes of transport compete for the same roadspace, it is governments and local authorities that decide which forms get priority depending on the infrastructures they build."Kris De Decker, We Can’t Do It Ourselves, Low-tech Magazine CO2...

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The order of things — Michel Foucault

The order of things — Michel Foucault

The order of things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (1966), Michel Foucault (1926-1984)What is order? How are order and as a consequence knowledge conditioned by cultural codes?Michel Foucault indicates that the production of order and knowledge relates to...

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Oldest surviving photograph

Oldest surviving photograph

View from the Window at Le Gras by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765 – 1833) is the oldest surviving photograph (circa 1826). The "window view is considered the oldest photograph that is known to have been formed in the camera in the world." (widewalls.ch) The exposure...

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Global surface temperature

Global surface temperature

By now, global warming has reached 1°C above the average temperature of pre-industrial values (reference period from 1850-1900).  🌡Global temperature target:The goal set by the ‘Paris Agreement’ in 2015 is to keep the global average temperature 'distinctly' under...

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Postcapitalism

Postcapitalism

What can postcapitalism look like?Unlimited growth is not possible in a world with limited resources. As our current political system — capitalism — is based on economic growth, we have to ask ourselves: What can postcapitalism look like?"Humanity’s 21st century...

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