carl’s tiny revolution

  • date: 10 october 2019
  • challenge category: status of women
  • selected tactic: tiny declaration
  • difficulty rating: doable
  • current status: completed

carls labour in labour:

carls home guidebook for unpaid / unvalued labour at home, shape-shifted into a downloadable pdf booklet.
the do teams took hard copy print outs to their own home suburbs and posted them in local letterboxes

the submission:

“women carry the bulk of responsibility of preventing reproduction (contraception), are the ones blamed and shamed when they elect to seek medical intervention to end pregnancy (abortion), carry the bulk of the domestic workload and their work is not recognised or factored in to GDP calculations. and when people ask for equality or at least a step towards equality; the excuses role out. enough excuses. enough bull shit.

carl, 10.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

title: labour in labor
a guidebook template is created as a tool to be used at home / workplace / school.
the booklet asks you to consider what relationships you have with the world and how these relationships can be made more equal / shared
the booklet identifies some of the unspoken domestic labour that is traditionally carried out by 68% of women globally in an effort to share the load.

how can we do it?

the booklet is simply designed and printed to be distributed via mail to inner city workplaces / homes and schools.
the booklet invites individuals to cut out unpaid labour tokens that are applicable to them and fill them in.
the team suggested leaving these tokens around the house for other family members to find.

where does it need to take place?

booklet is printed material distributed by mail.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

needs to be freshly created material.

tactic: declaration