The conference will present case-studies and scholarly debates that discuss novel approaches towards work and socially engaged art practices. The aim is to show the mutual dependence of work and art in envisioning the future of an upcoming society, via a productive exchange between the fields of art, education, creative industries, technology, politics, economy and research-based knowledge. Distinguished contributors from these fields, both academics and practitioners, will offer their proposals and insights on building alternative models of urban creativity, social entrepreneurship, resilient economies and civic participation, that can shape the future of work.
The conference will be divided into five sessions with the following working titles:
1. Art for Social Change - theory and practices
2. Political Strategies in Art
3. Community, Urban Transformation, Digital Practices
4. Economy, Invention of Work, Digital Commons, Maker Movement
5. Politics of the Future