WORKING IN THE GIG ECONOMY - WHERE DOES IT HAPPEN?

MAKING FEMALE GIG LIVES VISIBLE

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Much gig economy research focuses on male-dominated, public facing platforms in urban services.  We know very little about the everyday work-lives of women engaged in home-based, white collar gig work behind closed doors.  

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL IMAGES

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Female research participants generated over 100 powerful images of their home-work spaces (where much of the work of the gig economy is carried out).

ARTIST RENDERINGS

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I worked with a super talented artist, Jennie Temple (Edinburgh), to produce a series of line-drawIngs which illustrate major themes identified through the research interviews (including breast feeding during gig work, late night working in bed, parent-child relationships, emotional stress of being managed by an algorithm) 

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