"COMPRESSION" | Why Quit [Karolina Balcer & Iwona Ogrodzka]
Satisfying the housing needs of the society is one of the basic tasks of the modern world. Meanwhile, it is getting louder and more cramped than ever before. Regardless of our will, the place of rest is merging with the place of work.
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The comfort of home is gradually commodified. Workplaces in co-working spaces and large corporations are made to look homely, while laptops are often marketed as devices to be used in the comfort of your bed. Once given the possibility to work remotely, paid work has crept into the space of home. We work from the bedroom, the kitchen table and the toilet.*
*Aleksandra Gordowy, Dom jako przestrzeń produktywna i nieproduktywna [Home as a productive and unproductive space], Bęc Zmiana, 2020.
The text used in the work entitled "Compression" is based on articles in The Guardian describing the housing problems of British people during the Sars-Covid-19 epidemic.