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The UoC: Hidden Realities & Speculative Fictions of Education, Work, and Life

Exhibition
  • 29/07/22 - 04/08/22
  • All day
  • FREE

What is the UoC?
The University of…
Collaboration?
Care?
Creativity?

The Work Futures Community, a diverse group of people performing maintenance and service work at the University of Bristol (UoB), invites you to explore presents and futures of higher education both as a space of learning and as a site of labour. By looking at the university from the perspective of social reproduction, the – often invisible – work that keeps us safe, clean, and nurtured, this exhibition attends to hidden realities, and the hopeful futures that derive from them. For 7 days (29/07–04/08), the community will turn a university classroom into a living space for arts and participatory research. Photography, design fictions, and other media, will reflect the work of the community over the past 8 months, and attempt to open new paths to conceptualising work, creativity, and learning. Not by predicting the future, but by living lives that unfold forwards together.

Room G.H01, Arts Complex, University of Bristol, 3/5 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB
29/07-04/08
Weekdays: 08:00-10:10
Weekend 30&31/07: 10:00-16:00

Free, drop in.

The Work Futures Community is part of Paris Selinas’ doctoral research, supported by the UoB’s School of Management, and the New Scholars programme by Bristol+Bath Creative R+D.

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