Work has not only dominated our political imaginaries, but also the very landscapes in which we live our lives. Recently, there has been increasing interest in policies such as universal basic income as a means of ensuring the economic welfare of all people. These proposals also have a radical utopian dimension that begs the question of what society could be like if all production was automated, the material abundance produced was equitably distributed, and nobody worked at all.
How would a city without work look like? The Post-Work City is an open call for artists to refine our visions for the future of the city and our understanding of how it can evolve, in a world where work becomes obsolete.
You are invited to submit art and design projects that imagine what cities could be like in a world where we no longer had to work in order to sustain ourselves. Such a prospect demands a total rethinking of the existing spatial organization of society, since contemporary cities are designed with one particular universal in mind: the pervasiveness of work.