Tyranny of the Clock: Time Under Late Capitalism

Maybe it doesn't have to be this way.

In this participatory discussion, we will talk about what time poverty means; the gendering of time - women’s experience of time as fragmented and rarely restful; why we constantly feel hurried and anxious and how this impacts our mental health and ability to participate in the political process; the concept of “productivity” and why we’re so obsessed with it; alternative, non-Western ways of perceiving time and how they can be a starting point of resistance; and moving beyond the tyranny of the clock and reclaiming open ended, loose, ‘pointless’ time.

We will be hearing from:

Samson Kambalu, video and performance artist

Valerie Bryson, author of Gender and The Politics of Time

Peter Fleming, author of Dead Man Working and Resisting Work: The Corporatization of Life and Its Discontents

Lynne Friedli, researcher @Hubbub in residence at Wellcome Collection

As ever, all our events are free but there's a suggested donation of £5 (£3 for consessions) to help us cover costs.

July 12, 2016 at 6:30am - 10am
Hive Dalston
Hive Dalston
London, Hackney E8 4DG
United Kingdom
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