Antiuniversity 2018: What could a Union do for Graphic Design?

Do you know your employment rights?
What existing unions could designers join?
How can you strike when you’re self-employed?
What is a workers’ co-operative?
What can we learn from past attempts at unionising creative work?
What are our shared demands across creative disciplines?
How should we begin surveying our working conditions?

Following on from Against Undisclosed Salaries, an open letter we sent to creative jobsboards, for Evening Class will present research into unionising and co-operative working structures, including historical precedents and possibilities for the future.

This event runs in parallel with the first Workers Inquiry: Architecture open meeting in May 2018. We intend to identify the intersectional aspects of different forms of creative employment, in order to form an active community able to hold employers to account. The event aims to bring together those already actively researching and reshaping the conditions of creative work; artists whose practice reflects and comments on artistic labour, activists surveying and reforming the material conditions of working within the cultural landscape, union representatives, and members of existing workers’ co-operatives. The event will culminate with a wider discussion, collectively drafting a series of demands. What do we want to know and what do we want to change?

This event is part of Antiuniversity

Register for a free ticket here

Thursday 14th June
48 Aberfeldy St, London E14 0NU

Posted by: Margherita Huntley