19:00 Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Tech Workers Coalition Berlin - Learning Club

Learning is central to workersโ€™ empowerment. Without knowledge on the complex world we operate in, we are prey to the interests of those who capitalize on exploitation. Tech Worker Coalition organizes regular sessions in the form of reading groups to read and discuss articles, books and pamphlets about a variety of topics that sit on the boundary between technology critique, politics, philosophy and sociology. The role of the Tech Worker, the possible strategies and the history of worker organizations are also targets to our work.

The topic proposed for this session by last month participants was: Stress. We propose a reading about how Capitalism in modern society invaded free time, breaking the boundary between work time and free time. This promiscuity prevents people to rest and be able to cope with stress as they used to in the past, in an increasingly unsustainable exploitation of human existence.


From The Refusal of Work, Chapter 3: The colonising power of Work

How to participate

The easiest way to participate is to just show up at the event having read the material for the given session.

If you want to have a more interactive experience though, we have a Slack group and a Facebook event in which we might publish some additional readings for the more passionate participants.


Bilgisaray, Oranienstrasse 45, Berlin


Bilgisaray is a smoke-free environment. Children are welcome. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. We will try to ensure that future venue spaces are accessible.

Code of Conduct

All meetings and communications are covered under the Berlin Code of Conduct. The privacy and safety of our members is important to us. Sharing the identity of members and or taking/sharing photos are strictly forbidden unless express consent is given.

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