Rethinking Activation: An Invitational Workshop in University of Tampere

The workshop in the University of Tampere on 28-29 May 2015 organised by FiDiPro project brought together three projects working on activation: RECOGNITION, FiDiPro project (FiDiPro Professor Lisa Adkins, Mona Mannevuo, Katariina Mäkinen, Olli Karsio), and Kori Allan’s project (University of Newcastle). The workshop was designed to think of activation beyond ideas of governance, the disciplining of the subject, and the commodification of labour. The workshop participants presented both theoretical and empirical papers dealing with employment activation schemes in the context of post-Fordist transformations to labour. The programme of the workshop with the titles of presentations can be found here.

RECOGNITION project members with FiDiPro Professor Lisa Adkins (second from the left)