Thursday 23 July
12:00 Mex – 13:00 EST – 10:00 PST— [19:00 South Africa]

For many, social justice cannot be attained or imagined without ensuring the security of a regular wage for all. In this conversation, the idea of work is examined historically and critically through questions related to the ways in which wage labour has come to function to produce value, subjectivity, forms of social inclusion, social relations, and ideas of revolution, redistribution and change, with a particular eye on related problems thrown up by the current pandemic.

Simon Gush is an artist and filmmaker living in Johannesburg, His interest looks at the relationship between work, land and subjectivity from the perspective of Southern Africa.

Prishani Naidoo is director of the Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently working on a book with the provisional title of ‘The Subject of Poverty, Policy, Protest and Politics in South Africa after 1994’.

Helena Chávez MacGregor is Academic Director of SOMA Summer. She is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the UNAM. She is currently working on motherhood and feminism.