Conference language: English
The scientific conference aims to discuss the transformation of work and its consequences for gender norms, the resulting division of labour and the (new) balance of paid and unpaid care work. How can we better understand the ambivalent potential of the digitalization and workplace innovations for gender justice? What is the (gendered) impact of Covid-19 and related public health measures on precarity and work-life balance? To what extent does "remote work" give women in the Global South access to highly qualified and better paid jobs? How can we rethink and reshape the meaning of work? What are the alternatives to the hegemony of paid employment and how can we revalue care work? How should innovative and alternative social security models look like to contribute to an equivalent relationship between employment and unpaid care work?
Our program includes two keynotes by experts on the topic of new work & gender, Prof. Dr. Lena Hipp and Prof. Dr. Karin Schwiter as well as eight workshop sessions, each of them including several papers on topics such as: Remote work & work-life-conflicts; The pandemic & organizational changes towards a new work culture; Global perspectives on new work and New work & precarity. Scholars from all over Switzerland and the globe will present their most recent research.
On Thursday evening (7th September) participants will discover Lucerne by joining a feminist city walk. The conference will wrap up with a panel session followed by a joint fishbowl discussion on policy solutions and main results of the conference.
The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Participation in two-day conference
Price: CHF 180.- (CHF 80.- for students)
Includes food and drinks during both days and the feminist city walk.
Conference dinner and overnight stay are not included.
If you are not able to pay this price, please contact us.
As the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, we have special rates with some hotels in and around Lucerne. When registering at the hotel, please state that you are guests of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, but that the bill goes to you. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts does not cover accommodation costs. You can find the list of all hotels here.
Lucerne is a beautiful city. Take advantage of your stay in Lucerne to visit the city as well. You can find more information here.