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  • Observations on Work, Employment & Education

    Jörg Markowitsch

    W‑o-W Film­s­cree­ning #1: Nursing shortage in the spotlight

    Work-o-Witch invites to its first film screening to discuss the role of film in the professional training of nursing staff and as a medium for addressing skills shortages, on 10 November 2022, at the Arthouse-Cinema of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

    work-o-witch and 3s invite to a film screening to discuss the role of film in the pro­fes­sio­nal training of nursing staff and as a medium for addres­sing skills shortages.

    The shortage of health care staff does not come as a surprise, but recent reports on the closure of entire hospital depart­ments due to staff shortages make it clear how drastic the situation already is in many places, also in Austria. At a screening event on 10 November at the Arthouse cinema of the mdw Vienna, the topic will be examined from an unusual angle by asking how the medium of film between career guidance and enter­tain­ment can influence interest in nursing training.

    The screening is the kick-off to a workshop the following day and a series of events on the theme of “Careers, Work and Education in Film”. The evening begins with a series of his­to­ri­cal edu­ca­tio­nal and voca­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on films. After­wards, Konrad Wakol­bin­ger talks with Axel Stummer, director of career infor­ma­ti­on films and graduate of the Film Academy, about his film “Beruf Helfen”. This is followed by the main film “Zu jeder Zeit” (De chaque instant, FR 2018) by Nicolas Philibert.

    Thursday, 10 November 2022, 6 p.m. (main film 8 p.m.)
    Arthouse-Kino im Future Art Lab, mdw – Uni­ver­si­tät für Musik und dar­stel­len­de Kunst, Wien

    Admission free!

    Please register via lets-meet.
    More infor­ma­ti­on and the detailed programme  (in German) can be found here.

    The event takes place in coope­ra­ti­on with work-o-witch, 3s Research & Con­sul­ting, AMS Austria, the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Digital History, the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vienna and the Asso­cia­ti­on for the Promotion of New Film Cultures.

    W‑o-W Film­s­cree­ning #1: Nursing shortage in the spotlight

    Jörg Markowitsch

    Work-o-Witch invites to its first film screening to discuss the role of film in the professional training of nursing staff and as a medium for addressing skills shortages, on 10 November 2022, at the Arthouse-Cinema of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

    work-o-witch and 3s invite to a film screening to discuss the role of film in the pro­fes­sio­nal training of nursing staff and as a medium for addres­sing skills shortages.

    The shortage of health care staff does not come as a surprise, but recent reports on the closure of entire hospital depart­ments due to staff shortages make it clear how drastic the situation already is in many places, also in Austria. At a screening event on 10 November at the Arthouse cinema of the mdw Vienna, the topic will be examined from an unusual angle by asking how the medium of film between career guidance and enter­tain­ment can influence interest in nursing training.

    The screening is the kick-off to a workshop the following day and a series of events on the theme of “Careers, Work and Education in Film”. The evening begins with a series of his­to­ri­cal edu­ca­tio­nal and voca­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on films. After­wards, Konrad Wakol­bin­ger talks with Axel Stummer, director of career infor­ma­ti­on films and graduate of the Film Academy, about his film “Beruf Helfen”. This is followed by the main film “Zu jeder Zeit” (De chaque instant, FR 2018) by Nicolas Philibert.

    Thursday, 10 November 2022, 6 p.m. (main film 8 p.m.)
    Arthouse-Kino im Future Art Lab, mdw – Uni­ver­si­tät für Musik und dar­stel­len­de Kunst, Wien

    Admission free!

    Please register via lets-meet.
    More infor­ma­ti­on and the detailed programme  (in German) can be found here.

    The event takes place in coope­ra­ti­on with work-o-witch, 3s Research & Con­sul­ting, AMS Austria, the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Digital History, the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vienna and the Asso­cia­ti­on for the Promotion of New Film Cultures.


    Educating Frank

    Educating Frank

    "Educating Rita" (1983) is the undisputed favorite cinematic example of adult education research: rarely has social mobility through education been told in such a multifaceted and entertaining way. In the era of online teaching, it's worth revisiting the film with a focus on the second lead role, alongside Rita, the lecturer Frank, aka Michael Caine.

    Trainspotters’ job interviews

    Train­spot­ters’ job interviews

    Job interviews in feature films are rare. Nevertheless, film history has some special treats in store. From the point of view of public employment services, the interview scene from Trainspotting (1996) by Danny Boyle cannot be surpassed.

    What‘s Work?

    What‘s Work?

    What’s labour? What’s employment? And how have they changed over the centuries? Leading scholars from Europe, the US, China and Africa reflect on these and related questions in a six-part documentary by Gérard Mordillat and Bertrand Rothé, which makes for an outstanding podcast.

    The limits of our imagination of the future: men doing housework!

    The limits of our ima­gi­na­ti­on of the future: men doing housework!

    It is difficult to conceive the future as something open to objective analysis. The future is inevitably intangible. There is, however, one exception: the future of the past. "Past’s futures" such as those manifested in commercials of the 1950s and 1960s reveal many interesting things, for instance the lack of imagination of social change.

    The Future of Work: Science and Science Fiction

    The Future of Work: Science and Science Fiction

    Futurology has long since established itself as a scientific discipline. Why research should not be aversed to borrow from science fiction films becomes evident in the British miniseries Years and Years (2019) by Russell T. Davies.

    THE WALKING MAN

    THE WALKING MAN

    Work ennobles. Work makes life sweeter. Sayings like these apodictically inscribe the principle of work into people's consciousness as the right and good thing to do. When American TV show us an example of this ideal, it is to double-down on the proliferation of the message of ‘a hero of labour’ : James Roberston – the walking man.

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    About this blog

    By selecting a film or an image, this blog literally illus­tra­tes the vast sphere of work, employ­ment & education in an open collec­tion of academic, artistic and also anecdotal findings.

    About us

    Konrad Wakol­bin­ger makes docu­men­ta­ry films about work and life. Jörg Mar­ko­witsch does research on education and work. They are both based in Vienna. Infor­ma­ti­on on guest authors can be found in their cor­re­spon­ding articles.

    More about

    Inte­res­ted in more? Find recom­men­da­ti­ons on relevant festivals, film collec­tions and lite­ra­tu­re here.

    About this blog

    With picking a film or an image, this blog literally illus­tra­tes the vast sphere of work, employ­ment & education in an open collec­tion of academic, artistic and also anecdotal findings.

    About us

    Konrad Wakol­bin­ger makes docu­men­ta­ry films about work and life. Jörg Mar­ko­witsch does research on education and work. We both work in Vienna. Infor­ma­ti­on on guest authors can be found in their respec­ti­ve articles.

    More about

    Inte­res­ted in more? Find recom­men­da­ti­ons on relevant festivals, film collec­tions and lite­ra­tu­re here.