In August 2021 I drafted a list of questions around issues at work, informed by my own experiences working in education, the gig economy, union organising and the arts, to initiate discussions around shared and non-shared issues at work for future organising across workplaces. The survey and questions are partly inspired by Marx’s inquiry: a survey of 101 questions on conditions at work across workplaces in Paris in the 1880 to inform collective labour struggles.
I put these questions, originally in French, on nine different posters on the walls of an old Pastis factory in Ste Marthe Marseille in August 2021 to initiate discussion around the different issues affecting workers in the arts and beyond. The posters were filled out by the public. Now, moving away from posters, the pamphlet, designed for the ‘Blazing New Worlds’ programme, continues the journey of these nine questions. The pamphlet contains scans of the nine original posters filled out in Marseille in August 2021 side by side with English versions to be filled out by you! The pamphlet will be shown online and physically at NewBridge Project.