January 15-21, 2018
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON
Opening Reception: TBA
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mike Palmer (Roaming Focus), Bill Buxton (Microsoft/Buxton Collection), Elana Schlenker, Traven Benner, Emma Aiken-Klar, and more to be announced
The Museum of Contemporary Work is a precarious pop-up exhibit. The show explores the past, present and future of labour through physical objects that support our work. The artifacts displayed, both real and fictional, connect themes like identity, inequity, meaning, and motivation. Some of the items have all but disappeared. Others are re-emerging as souvenirs. Some are tools. Others inspirational tokens. Each is a symbol of the invisible forces at work in our work. They tell stories of how our daily labours are changing, and how they are changing us.
/ Select devices from the Buxton/Microsoft collection
/ Environmental portraits of work from Mike Palmer (Roaming Focus)
/ Corporate employee engagement artifacts dating 4o+ years
/ Micro-consults with a futurist to discuss personal career futures (timeslots TBC)
/ More to be announced
The exhibit is curated by Sean Hazell and produced with Derek Last, Julie Do, and Stephanie Wan.
Hazell will be speaking at TO DO Talks Symposium: Designing The Future of Work on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at George Brown College. The talk, titled “Ritual and the Workplace,” will be co-presented with Nick Hobson, PhD, Behavioural & Brain Sciences.
Poster Design: Julie Do
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