It is said that within 10 years, half of today’s jobs will be gone. The Future World of Work challenges audiences to pause and reflect on working life.What will this mean for business, workers, society and culture? Will we have more time? Will we live longer? How do we negotiate this transitionary period?
A newly formed cohort of artists is coming to Liverpool City Region this summer to explore The Future World of Work, forming an ambitious 18 month cultural programme. The artists will investigate the impact of technology and rapidly changing working practices on society, culture, and wellbeing.
Developed by FACT and Culture Liverpool the artists, including Liz Magic Laser, Liv Wynter and Grrl Power, will focus on different issues including the gig economy, workers rights, start up culture and automation.
The programme, a core strand of the Liverpool 2018 programme, consists of eight commissions with artists including Liz Magic Laser, Liv Wynter, Grrl Power, Robertas Narkus, Naho Matsuda, Thomas Grogan and Hwa Young Jung.
By working with local businesses and community groups, to deliver workshops, performances, talks and research, each artist will complete a focused workplace residency within the city region, culminating in an exhibition at FACT in 2019.
Image: Still from 75 Watt by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen from Time and Motion: Redefining Working Life (FACT, 2013/14)