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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.


    Plea for autochthone education systems

    Plea for auto­chtho­ne education systems

    'In my blood it runs' (2019) is an intimate portrait of an Aboriginal boy and his family, as well as testimony to the glaring shortcomings of the Australian education system in dealing with their indigenous population.

    Efficiency kills

    Effi­ci­en­cy kills

    US economist William J. Baumol found out why the efficiency principle is killing the service sector - and ultimately contributing to the COVID-19 mortality rate.

    The unsung sing

    The unsung sing

    In the second part of his trilogy about people in unsung professions, "Secondo Me" (2016), Pavel Cuzuioc accompanies three cloakroom attendants at three European opera houses and welcomes the everyday to stage.

    Comparative work studies with the camera: Darcy Lange

    Com­pa­ra­ti­ve work studies with the camera: Darcy Lange

    With his camera, the artist Darcy Lange provided important scientific material on work and education, which still begs to be analysed in social and educational research.

    Forced labour even after death

    Forced labour even after death

    A capitalism-critical reading of the zombie film on the occasion of the release of Zombi Child (2019) by Bertrand Bonello.

    The bossy Apps

    The bossy Apps

    What remains of the great promise of the gig economy: freedom through autonomy.

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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.