We can imagine working (whatever that is) differently.
You will learn to articulate, imagine, make mental models exploring the reverse of what we think of as work: learning, doing, making, sensing, thinking, engaging, waiting, etc.
Through group work, processes of analysis and numerous guest lectures, the students will develop perspectives on work with maximum imagination, and maximize their critical thinking. You will work together in a state of maximum constant experimentation with a diverse range of faculty from all HSLU departments.
The future of work is a contemporary theme that keeps recurring. The Institute for the Future mentions a skillset around collaboration, adaptation, cross-culture, and a design mind-set. We are already able to embody these skills and use them in relation to process, co-creation, and perspective integration for explorations into the present and the future. We will use the following structure: Firstly, we will look into, get to know, and understand the worlds of work following themes, the keywords are: automation, workplace culture, role of media, work practices and activities, digital systems, industry 4.0, knowledge work, etc. (you will work individually as well as in groups) Secondly, we will use an anthropological approach to understand emerging work practices, from bike messengers to factory workers, to astronauts.
Thirdly, we will render work visible through any type of media, be it videos, animations, written novels, science-fictions, diagrams, enactments/role-plays, clothing, graphics, digital tools, ways of managing, etc.
Fourthly, we will co-create new work arenas and work principles.
Fifthly, we will link ourselves with e.g. IXDS, the WEF, and others (tbd.)
Hans Kaspar Hugentobler (Art&Design), Sibylle Schempf (Art&Design)
Requested: Marcel Vonesch (Music), Nadine Jerchau-Gay (Architecture), Peter A. Schmid (Social Work); Ute Klotz (Information Technology); n.n. (Business)