Invisible Heart Café

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Ormston House will participate in the Invisible Heart Café at the Kunsthal Aarhus following the kind invitation of Lise Skou and Andrea Creutz from Swop Projects. Co-Director Mary Conlon will share research on the Feminist Supermarket and Irish artist Fiona Reilly will present work from the Department of Timekeepers.

Shedding light on hidden economies is at the heart of this artistic project. Which kind of work is remunerated, and which is not? Which has value and which is not seen from a socioeconomic perspective? And according to what criteria is value attributed? As the title indicates we are collectively drawing on concepts and thoughts developed by Nancy Folbre in her book The Invisible Heart – Economics and Family Values (2002).

The main source for this project is the work of feminist economists and scholars including Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and economic geographers J.K. Gibson-Graham (Catherine Gibson & Julie Graham) amongst others. You can read more about this Swop Project here and Fiona Reilly here.

Image: Kunsthal Aarhus by Jeroen Bouweriks (c)


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