SESSION ONE | 11:00AM – 12:00PM
TEMPORARY UNION HALL FOR PRECARIOUS PEOPLE
Led by Ariana Jacob, Mack McFarland, Khaela Maricich (Future Union of Precarious People)
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, ROOM 539F
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do we envision the future of work for people in our precarious position? How have other thinkers, artists, and activists been re-imagining progressive futures of work and economics? As members of the contingent economy in our increasingly precarious era, it feels very important to have considered visions that articulate plausible steps toward a desirable future of our economy. Through conversations attendees will collectively conjure the images and language for how we can live and work in less vulnerable, more meaningful ways.
Ariana Jacob makes artwork that uses conversation to explore political and personal interdependence and disconnection alongside helping to organize her fellow adjunct faculty at Portland State University.
Mack McFarland is a cultural producer in Portland, Oregon who questions how exhibitions and artworks can meaningfully link to community experiences
Khaela Maricich is an artist with twenty years of experience making performances and other media, supporting herself in the gap between the visual arts and independent pop music economies.