Article: “Domestic Realism and Collective Choreography: An Interview with Helen Hester”

Last year’s popular book Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams set forth three interwoven political demands: full automation, universal basic income, and the future. However, the question of care work and its role in a fully automated post-work society remained largely unaddressed. In her forthcoming book After Work: What’s Left and Who Cares? (Verso, with Nick Srnicek), Helen Hester examines in depth the implications of automation for reproductive labour, its limits and its possibilities. I interviewed Helen on about work, technology, and domestic space.

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