Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
Currently the UK labour force is facing a low productivity problem, despite reaching near full employment. The culture of work seeps into our private lives to the point that many boast of being busy. Jon Davies asks why we have become so invested in work, and what would happen if we prioritised free time and laziness in our lives.
In this series of participatory events, artist Jon Davies extends an invitation to consider the times we are living in and encourages us to share ideas, texts and conversations. Davies begins from the position that in order to change the world for the better, we need to broaden our understanding of work and production, the environment, gender and sexuality, and race and nations. He also considers whether the status quo is stopping us from working towards a better world. Davies and invited guests including artist Diann Bauer, Priya Sharma, Salma Noor will debate the contemporary moment through five provocations: Which Utopia? followed by Dehumanise, Defamiliarise, Decolonise and Deindustrialise.