Our London - Working with Joanna Biggs, Will Davies, Frankie Mullin, Nick Srnicek and Emma Dowling
In the run-up to the Mayoral and Assembly elections in May, Compass and Verso Books in association with Foyles, are hosting a series of conversations asking how could we organise our communities and our city differently?
Engaging in paid work comes at a high price, studies show, and Londoners are feeling the pressure. Waged labour – or the lack of it – defines a lot of our lives, regardless of the kind of labour we do, or whether we are in full-time or precarious work. Join us for a discussion with Joanna Biggs, author of All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain at Work discusses how we identify with our working lives; Will Davies, author of The Happiness Industry, explodes myths of well-being and workplace happiness; journalist Frankie Mullin discusses the impact of gentrification on sex workers, and Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, maps a route to a post-work future. Emma Dowling, academic and author of the forthcoming Care – a book about care and emotion work – will chair the event.
Coming up next in Our London:
23 March – Living
30 March – Moving
6 April – Power
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
Tickets: £8 full price, concession £5 (students & unemployed)
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