Mending at the Margins

Repair in My London Neighbourhood

Mending at the Margins
Gene Badger, Man Assembling Leather Football Shoes, 1941. Courtesy ICP.
What Adil was saying is that everyone wants an office-based job. His comment made me think about the contemporary office as a moralising space but instead of tangible outputs, the day-to-day is often made of superfluous tasks. I scribbled ‘bullshit’ in my notes and thought about David Graeber’s argument that the majority of contemporary work serves no utility, and about...

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