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Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life

6 March 2014 | 2pm – 8.30pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

A symposium, book launch and screening organised by the RCA in collaboration with the FACT Centre in Liverpool. The event is the climax to Time & Motion - Redefining Working Life, a major exhibition looking at how  digital transformation is changing our working lives. The event is also supported by London Creative & Digital Fusion. 

Confirmed speakers include workplace experts, artists, designers and researchers.

Chair: Professor Jeremy Myerson, Director Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Keynotes:  Frank Duffy, CBE; Anna Coote, New Economics Foundation

With presentations from: Ellie Harrison, artist; Helen Kaplinsky, curator; Inari Wishiki, artist; John Howkins, Chair of CX Leadership Board; Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Fellow; Professor Richard Koeck, University of Liverpool; Sam Meech, artist; Professor Jeremy Myerson, RCA; Professor Mike Stubbs, FACT; Emily Gee, FACT; Ben Dalton, RCA; John Fass, RCA and Bronac Ferran, RCA. 

The speakers will reflect on topics including:

  • Does the eight-hour day still exist?
  • How do you value your time spent?
  • Does work shape you or do you shape work?
  • Did you check your phone before getting out of bed?
  • When does work finish and leisure begin?
  • Where is your workplace?

5.30–6.30pm: Book Launch and Drinks Reception Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life (Liverpool University Press).

6.30–7.50pm:  Screening of The Big Melt - How Steel Made Us Hard (2013), directed by Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker.

7.50–8.30pm: Question and Answer session with director Martin Wallace.