This is Work

Depot Basel, Voltaplatz
F T L E I V L

27 February – 28 March 2015

The Course of What Will Happen. Redefining Roles and Rules
Reflections on (self-)perception
21 – 21 March 2015

16:00 – 18:00

Silvia Pillow Neretti’s ‘Agency of Precedents’ online
Consultation & Performance
27 – 28 February 2015

every Friday 14:00 – 16:00

Common Wealth Inquiries. Centralized Legitimization vs. Decentralized Creation
Action, Talks
28 – 28 March 2015

20:00

Design & Concept

Depot Basel & Fictional Collective

‘This Is Work’ is an investigation of the relationship between creative work for economic value, and for cultural and personal worth. Through the exhibition, members of the Fictional Collective see the need to respond to shifting creative work strategies in order to redefine the concepts of stability upheld by previous generations. The intention of the exhibition is to explore the economical, physiological and mental trajectory of the new creative, and to open dialogue around new working methods and resulting economies.

The projects’ versatile topics are divided into four sub-themes, each shedding light on a specific aspect:

– Collective as a Method. Working on Experiences and Strategies
– Patterns of Uncertainty. The Process of Work
– The Course of What Will Happen. Redefining Roles and Rules
– Common Wealth Inquiries. Centralized Legitimization vs. decentralized Creation

Each sub theme is represented within an installation at Depot Basel, accompanied by a weekend event, hosted and developed by members of Fictional Collective in collaboration with Swiss-based practitioners and theorists form various fields.

The exhibition themes, and the weekend events will be documented, discussed and developed within the online publication at thisiswork.org, which will evolve during the whole duration of the exhibition.

Contributors
Zeno Franchini

Designer
Penny Webb

Interaction Designer
Heini Lehtinen

Designer
Sophie Rzepecky

Design Researcher
Related
Collective as a Method. Working on Experiences and Strategies

Social Gathering

Common Wealth Inquiries. Centralized Legitimization vs. Decentralized Creation

Social Gathering

Patterns of Uncertainty. The Process of Work

Social Gathering

Silvia Pillow Neretti’s ‘Agency of Precedents’ online

Social Gathering

The Course of What Will Happen. Redefining Roles and Rules

Social Gathering

This is Work – Online Publication

Publication