In order to survive working life in 2015, Surviving Work has dropped its deep cynicism about campaigns and people-with-answers and is launching the #LoveAmateurs campaign.
People, we have to get better at love.
On the 13th February at the Freud Museum we’ll be having an informal and loving discussion on the subject of love. A bunch of bonafide love amateurs will be attempting to fumble their way to some answers.
So over the next few weeks we’ll be asking you to tell us about love. From how to get on with family to turning your open plan office into a love grotto, how to get good at this.
Treat yourself and book a place for Love: A Guide for Amateurs.
David Morgan will look at the profound experiences we face with intimacy, in learning deeply about ourselves.
Candida Yates will look at ‘new intimacies’ in our representations of love, jealousy and flirtation in popular culture.
Matt Gieve and Milena Stateva will think about love as the interplay between emancipation and resistance in an economic view in contemporary notions of love.
Steve Fuller will ask, as the sphere of human concern extends beyond Homo sapiens to other animals and even machines, is our capacity for agape, a ‘higher love’ increased as well?
Yiannis Gabriel will look at what happens when all love is sucked out of a community in the grip of a contagious pathogen which dissolves bonds of solidarity and trust among its members.
Marianna Fotaki will talk about the link between a culture of compulsive consumerism and toxic attachments and propose an ethics of relationality and compassionate care.
Elizabeth Cotton will attempt to herd our random thoughts and ideas into a collectively loving experience.