michelle 
ohiggins


Work-Meme Making 


labour, community, craft 

This workshop, hosted in collaboration with The Drudgery, was a hands-on meme making session where we channeled our frustrations on work into memes

Wielding our glue sticks and cutting wit, we channeled our frustrations about work into an amusing gallery of handcrafted paper memes. The activity naturally generated chatter, from the lighthearted to the more existential; how can conversation build community and solidarity in a world of work that we experience as precarity and isolation? Can humour create more empowering and moralising languages to talk about the problems with work and mental health today, finding respite for a moment in the silliness of a meme, while evoking urgency and care for each other?

June, 2021
Hosted during residancy at Superflous, London.