“Rest and its discontents” (Hubbub Exhibition and Events Series, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 30 Sept-30 Oct 2016)

Hubbub, one of our Centre’s large, interdisciplinary projects (directed by Felicity Callard, and by Associate Directors Charles Fernyhough, Claudia Hammond and James Wilkes) is holding its end-of-residency exhibition — with accompanying events series — in London this autumn. All very welcome! Links to sign up to the events are included below. REST Read more…

Rest & its discontents (Exhibition, The Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 30 Sept – 30 Oct 2016)

Rest & its discontents is a major new exhibition exploring rest and noise, tumult and work, through site-specific installations, artists’ moving image, performance, drawing, poetry, data, sound and music. The show draws on Hubbub, a two-year residency undertaken by fifty international artists, writers, social scientists, broadcasters, humanities researchers, scientists and Read more…

Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

In this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of  psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect,  in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little or no debate about the recruitment of psychology/psychologists into monitoring,  modifying and/or punishing  people who claim social security benefits. This Read more…