August 22nd, 2012
The Metropolitan Factory: Worker’s Inquiry & Creative Labor Today
A nomadic seminar / research project in Galway, July 25th – August 1st, 2012
How do creative workers survive in the city today? How do they manage the tensions between their practice and the demands of operating as a business?
From July 25 to August 1, Stevphen Shukaitis, from the University of Essex, will run an iteration of The Metropolitan Factory, an ongoing project investigating these questions, which will be hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Rather than taking the form of either a traditional research project or seminar, The Metropolitan Factory will occur as a nomadic combination of the two, taking place all through out the city. Stevphen will spend the week wandering through the metropolis, drifting in and out of the Galway Arts Festival and the Fringe Festival, investigating the changing conditions of creative labor and interviewing workers.