Working 2050

Working 2050

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Working 2050 is a speculative oral history. Drawing on lessons from oral historians like Studs Terkel and science fiction writers like Adrienne Maree Brown and Octavia Butler, we interview people in 2020 about their work and ask them what they think everyday life will be like in 2050. Those conversations, along with patterns in systems, history, and science, model one possible future, presented as fictional interviews with workers in the year 2050.


Working 2050: Quality Assurance
Apr 29 • 4 min
Working 2050 is a speculative oral history about the future of work. We interview people in 2020 about what they think everyday life will be like in 2050, and turn those interviews into science fiction. This fiction episode is called Quality Assurance.…
The Future Of New Orleans
Apr 21 • 2 min
Mara talks about New Orleans in 2050. The future of New Orleans is also the future of water.
Re-composition Technician
Apr 14 • 5 min
This Working 2050 episode is based on @recomposelife, a death care system and burial method that sequesters carbon and improves soil health. Mara Lazer did the voiceover and rocks, thank you for the time. https://buff.ly/3a3I5Aw Show Notes: Elmer has a…
Working 2050: Artist
Apr 6 • 1 min
Working 2050 is a speculative oral history about workers of the future. “It’s nice to make boxes. But… it’s a niche, not my passion.” Thanks to Molly Pease for providing the voiceover. Show Notes and Transcript: NK Guin lives in a cooperative outside of…
Working 2050: Musician
Feb 27 • 4 min
Working 2050: “You don’t have to be the best person to play. You just have to play.” This month is a little different — a 2020 interview about the future of work. Katie In is a songwriter, musician, + producer in Iowa. She writes + performs as…
Working 2050: Limerence Therapist
Feb 13 • 5 min
Working 2050: is a speculative fiction oral history about workers of the future. Octavia Robinson’s practice is based on self actualization entertainment: media, including video games, television, and music, created specifically to help people improve…
Working 2050: Beekeeper
Dec 12, 2019 • 7 min
Working 2050 is a speculative fiction oral history project. In an homage to Studs Terkel’s Working, these are conversations with workers of the future. Episode 1: Beekeeper “My mother always wanted me to be something practical, like an artist. Every time…