“Reframing the Value of Art and Fair Labor in the Context of a Sharing Economy” is published on the Web-Only Articles section of the Journal for Aesthetics & Protest!

So grateful and proud and super excited for the collaboration with the Journal for Aesthetics & Protest and more specifically Marc Allen Herbst on my article “Reframing the Value of Art and Fair Labor in the Context of a Sharing Economy”! It is published and now up in the Web-Only Articles section.

We are already experimenting here in Oakland and at Pro Arts with some of the ideas, as proposed in the article. Stay tuned for more updates on that front. Ultimately, I hope you can join me, wherever you are, in the creation of a sustainable, collaborative, fair and equitable commons-centric art economy. Together we are stronger.

Lastly, if you are not familiar with the work of Joaap, get to know them! I am a HUGE groupie and you should be too.

3 thoughts on ““Reframing the Value of Art and Fair Labor in the Context of a Sharing Economy” is published on the Web-Only Articles section of the Journal for Aesthetics & Protest!

  1. Alex says:

    Fragmented efforts to resuscitate a broken art market system have yielded a multitude of brilliant research and production in both the field of cultural theory and art theory. Unsurprisingly, most of this work remains largely closed off to those who work outside of the walls of academia, partly through its somewhat obtuse character and partly through the very limited level of distribution, such work can attain. This brings up important questions related to who exactly can participate – the value of the productions of cultural theory and art theory may only be accessed by those with a very specialized education. Most recently, there has been a concerted effort to open systematic structures to include unrepresented voices and marginalized communities within the context of the art institution. Yet, how can we talk about equity in the arts if we don’t address the underlying structures of fair labor, intrinsically connected to the value we attribute to art and art production? How can we implement a new system when those with real power continue to propagate a system that is based in competition, scarcity and individualism that primarily benefits them?

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