The Nature of Labor on a Changing Campus,” an exhibit in the Wells Library Scholars Commons, is now open. The exhibit is one of many events hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the Themester for 2015, @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet. The exhibit will be open until December 18th, and it may be viewed daily in correspondence with library hours.
Diverse multimedia pieces are included from the IU Archives, the IUL Moving Image Archive, and the Sage Historical Costume Collection. The exhibit explores the way that labor has changed and been changed by Indiana University Bloomington. Pieces included range from campus construction projects to the history of the Home Economics program to the unionization of clerical staff.
The exhibit is meant to challenge students’ view of labor on campus as practice for the future. Real labor does not begin after class, after internships, or after graduation. It is bound into the spaces we use, the causes we support, the gender roles we play, and the expectations of a college education. Labor begins right where you stand.
Curated by undergraduate student Claire Repsholdt with the supervision of Professor Alex Lichtenstein.