Work and its different realities

A key challenge in teaching about work and organization is to heighten the awareness for different worlds of work and life realities.

In their project “Labour in a Single Shot” Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann assembled a wide array of short videos on different work practices across the globe. The one to two minutes sequences portray different types of work – paid and unpaid work, knowledge and physical work, prestigious and pecarious work – in different cultural contexts.

Being taken in a single shot, they enable the viewer to observe, contrast, compare, and reflect on different work practices. “Labour in a Single Shot” thus offers a rich source for bringing the diversity in work to the classroom.

The videos can be found here: Labour in a Single Shot