Labor & Space

Lauren Hudson at Online

Wed, May 6 at 8 p.m.   |   75 minutes
Olios: Drop-in classes led by professors

To geographers, everything that happens to us happens in space. This includes the ways we work. From company towns to working from home, all work happens in some space--even as that space becomes more and more abstract or we become further and further alienated from production.

We are relatively comfortable with the idea that work takes time. Labor gobbles up the majority of our day and the majority of our lives. To geographers, space is just as crucial. After all, everything that happens to us happens in space, and this includes  the ways we work. From company towns to working from home, all work happens in some space--even as that space becomes more and more abstract or we become further and further alienated from production.

This Olio will discuss how geographers understand the codependent relationship between labor and space in our homes, our cities, and internationally. We will cover how spatial ‘solutions’ are deployed by capitalists and workers alike to resolve labor crises and think through the repercussions of those strategies. Make sure you have pen and paper, as we’ll workshop some of our own spatial labor conditions and discuss how geographic spatial theory can help us better understand our current COVID work-lives.

Teacher: Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson is currently a doctoral candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center where she writes about anti-capitalist organizing among women in NYC.


Venue: Online

Zoom link will be sent upon signup.

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