Work Care Class 1 - Care & Work
Workshop now fully booked
About the event
We have had an overwhelming interest in this series of workshops, and could have filled the workshop capacity four times over. So unfortunately we are now not taking any further bookings or waiting list additions.
These workshops have been conceived as a series of three, over which time a small group can spend in-depth time together, learning and exploring the subjects at hand, building on each workshop together. As such, people who can attend all three will be given priority when booking.
This workshop will explore the themes of care and work or affective labour as it has come to be known. Does such a work of attentiveness to the needs of others act as a renewal of ‘living labour’ or is it an obligatory sale of our capacity for kindness?
Over a series of three workshops (there will also be sessions on Saturday and Sunday) Howard will open up a space of reflection and co-learning, in which we can bring our experiences to bear on the theme of care, work and class. Care is closely linked to our ineffable emotional capacities, but it is too often deemed passive, benevolent and exploitable by those who want to harbour it as a commodity. Looking at how we consciously attend to each other’s joys and pains, we hope that Work Care Class can explore how we could come to re-site care, causing it to surface in the struggle against human commodification.
The workshops are open to people that self-identify as carers or care-workers, and workers or non-workers who care. Snacks will be provided.
Howard is a volunteer play therapist, autodidact, poet, archivist and scholar of the radical expression of social movements, an educator and writer on the politics of music, improvisation, care and labour.
WORK CARE CLASS
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