By Yavor Tarinski
We have become a civilization based on work – not even
“productive work” but work as an end and meaning in itself.
Free time has been, for some time now, undergoing a steady reduction. With the increasing “uberisation” of economies worldwide, people find less and less time for leisure. Our jobs are steadily spilling beyond official working hours, invading – in different ways – the rest of our daily temporalities. As a result of this an increasing amount of people feels overworked and exhausted. With more segments of free time being incorporated into the capitalist economy via the mechanisms of economic growth, we not only feel increasingly tired, but our very imaginations are getting dulled by the lack of temporal space for reflection beyond the economistic perimeters of the system.Continue reading “Time, Leisure, Work: De-bureaucratizing Everyday Life”