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by Miche O’higgins

Work-Meme Making 

labour, community, craft 

Hosted in collaboration with The Drudgery, this workshop invited participants into a hands-on conversation about work and mental health. 

Wielding our glue sticks and paper-sharp wit, we channeled our collective frustrations with modern labour precarity into a gallery of handcrafted memes. The activity naturally generated chatter, from the lighthearted to the more socially and politically charged; 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 vocabularies to talk about the pressures of work and mental health, finding respite for a moment in the silliness of a meme, while evoking empathy, awareness and care for each others experieces?

June, 2021
Hosted during Bodies of Work residancy at Superflous, London.