Artists in the Gig Economy
How does the gig economy shape art production in Scotland? From Airbnb’d spare rooms to second shifts working for Deliveroo, in what ways are artists implicated in this precarious new economy?
This is a workshop sharing experiences and new research presented alongside Melanie Gilligan’s The Common Sense.
|Session 1: Introduction||
Kirsten Lloyd, University of Edinburgh
Harry Weeks, University of Edinburgh
Moira Jeffery, SCAN
|Session 2: Gigs, Economies, and Social Reproduction||
Karen Gregory, University of Edinburgh
Al James, Newcastle University
Stella Rooney, Better than Zero
Shona Macnaughton, Artist
Chair: Kirsten Lloyd
|Session 3: Airbnb and Edinburgh||
Yasmin Sulaiman, Creative Edinburgh
Dan Cookson, Freelance Housing and Spatial Information Specialist
Ciaran McDonald, Parliamentary Researcher
Chair: Karen Gregory
|Session 4: Platforms and Production||
Ailie Rutherford, Artist
Camara Taylor, Artist
Ed Compson, Artist, Embassy Gallery
Chair: Harry Weeks
A bursary fund supporting travel costs and childcare is available. Please contact Harry Weeks at email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 20th August in order to apply.
Organised by Harry Weeks, Karen Gregory and Kirsten Lloyd.
Part of Platforming Creativity, a research project into Edinburgh's platform and creative economies. Researchers: Harry Weeks, Karen Gregory, Kirsten Lloyd, Dave O'Brien and Lauren Wilks.
Event supported by The University of Edinburgh and SCAN.