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?

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

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