This talk will highlight the histories and possibilities of art workers resistance. Split into three parts we will discuss:
Breaking the romantic (or vulnerable) depictions of artists this section will discuss the structural power and mobilisation of artist movements as workers. This will raise issues around gentrification, precarity and solidarity.
Building from consciousness-raising this section will discuss the centrality of collective ‘inquiry’ in creating collective demands and movements. This will raise issues around: working conditions, living conditions and corporate power.
The final section is dedicated to mobilising resistance. This will raise issues around: worker/renter rights, organising strategies and collective power.
Gráinne Charlton is a feminist researcher and organiser based between Birmingham and Paris. Gráinne’s writing and organising centres ending: deportations, detention centres and borders fighting: precarity and corporate profit and building: renters and workers’ rights, transnational organising and political education.
Work, Inquire, Organise! is participatory and welcomes discussion throughout, especially facilitating residents’ discussions beyond their host art spaces. This event has been organised by Primary for the Kaleidoscope Network.
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