• Project

    ‘Manual Labours’ is a long term research project exploring people’s physical relationships to work, initiated by Jenny Richards and Sophie Hope. This project reconsiders current time-based structures of work (when does work start and end?) and reasserts the significance of the physical (manual) aspect of immaterial, affective and emotional labour.’Manual Labours’ started with a 35 hour ‘working week’-long investigation into the embodied, sensory, emotional affects of work. Research included a 9 mile walk to work, meetings with our co-workers, film screenings and eating together during a Public Lunch Hour.

Manual Labours Manual | Publication Launch | 30 October 6.30-8.30pm, X Marks the Bökship

Manual Labours is a programme of practice-based research into physical relationships to work initiated by Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards. The research began during a week-long series of discussions, talks, films screenings and interviews in April 2013. Following this, we have produced the first issue of the Manual Labours Manual which is being printed by AND, and will … Continue reading

  • Manual Labours Manual

    Check out the first Issue of Manual Labours Manual