The Metropolitan Factory
making a living as a creative worker

Research project organised by Stevphen Shukaitis & Joanna Figiel in conjunction with Minor Compositions

Stevphen is an editor at Autonomedia and lecturer at the University of Essex. He is the author of Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Day (2009, Autonomedia) and editor (with Erika Biddle and David Graeber) of Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations // Collective Theorization (AK Press, 2007). Previously he has worked for as producer for Ever Reviled Records and WBAI (both in the New York City metropolitan region), and is all too familiar with the contradictions of trying to survive as a creative worker today.

Joanna is a PhD candidate based in London. She researches issues surrounding cultural work, free labour and internships. She is a member of the Precarious Workers Brigade.
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