The event, entitled Precarious Artists’ Labour: Challenges and Solutions, is coordinated by Dr Anna Borg - Centre for Labour Studies and Dr David Zammit - Department of Civil Law, Faculty of Laws.
"The creative sector has to a great extent overtaken industrial production as an economic driver in advanced economies. There is a new world on the internet forming new communities of interest as well as creating a new economy, the platform economy. Notwithstanding, working life continues to be regulated according to the industrial rationale with full-time, long-term employment... Those who do not have such 'standard employment' can often face Kafka-like situations being disciplined in multiple ways. This is a situation in which artists have long-standing experience.
To cite the Maltese cultural activist Narcy Calamatta: Goldoni died destitute in Paris a day before the revolutionary forces gave him a pension, Caravaggio died destitute on the streets of Porto Ercole, Mozart died burdened with debts, Molière was buried in un-consecrated ground".
What can we do to reverse this status and ensure a basic income as a means to ensure that everybody can live a life as an active citizen? - Vivan Storlund (2018)
Vivan Storlund – What is this book about and why is it important?
12.45 - 13:00
Brown Bag lunch and drinks
13:00 - 14:00
RSVP: contact the Centre for Labour Studies