A presentation and sharing of ideas, methods, knowledges, tools and action around pay and value systems within cultural work. Drawing on research and conversations from Cubitt’s Structures That Cooperate programme curated by Louise in 2019, this presentation will centre learning from collaborations with unions, cultural workers, cooperative models and from histories of strike, refusal, self organising and autonomy.
Louise Shelley is a London based Curator whose practice has recently included Structures That Cooperate at Cubitt, a 15-month programme departing from Cubitt’s position as an artist run cooperative. Previous to Cubitt she was the Collaborative Projects Curator at The Showroom, London, where she ran the Communal Knowledge programme – a series of collaborative projects activating approaches to critical engagement with The Showroom’s neighbourhood. Pedagogical practice is a key part of Louise’s curatorial work, including Artistic Advisor for Syllabus V and Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins. Louise is a member of the Cinenova Working Group, a non-profit, volunteer-run feminist film distributor and is on the board of The Voice of Domestic Workers and City Projects.