Unfortunately “Funemployment” is not a portmanteau of Full Unemployment, the aesthetic of unemployment as employability.
Neither is it a reference to Bob Black’s “play”
“No one should ever work.
Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
That doesn’t mean we have to stop doing things. It does mean creating a new way of life based on play; in other words, a *ludic* conviviality, commensality, and maybe even art. There is more to play than child’s play, as worthy as that is. I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance….” (Link to Full text of Bob Black’s ‘The Abolition of Work’)
“Recently, we’ve seen Benetton take up the cause for unemployed youth. Now here’s another example of optimism striking back! Irina Block is an art director who’s looking for a job. In her downtime, she’s designed some ‘funemployed’ buttons and printed her CV on a t-shirt. ”
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