DRESS WORK IN PRECARITY – The Aesthetics of Precarious Urban Labour Markets

Many are navigating precarious jobs in a labour market in which aesthetics are increasingly important. The question of this research project is, simply: how? How to calibrate your aesthetic appearance for work when your work contexts are always changing due to short-term contracts? What daily aesthetic practices do we engage in and how is the precarization of urban labour markets translated into this everyday aesthetic labour?


Working with methods such as ethnographic participation and qualitative interviewing we research  aesthetic labour in the post-Fordist precarious urban.