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Talk: SOS x Helen Hester
wed 10 aug
Past event

Professor of Gender, Technology and Cultural Politics Helen Hester will present a public lecture as part of SOS_22, programmed by School SOS.

The lecture will explore the fixed nature of gender and gendered labour through work and technology. In her book, After Work, Helen Hester explores the social and political nature of domestic work and how it is often an extension of the daily paid work life for women. 

School SOS is a nomadic Not-For-Profit Critical Design School that seeks to challenge modes of delivering Higher Education in the UK. 

This event is part of SLG Hosts, a series of projects and displays by independent groups. We invite proposals for projects that resonate with the gallery’s wider programme and the interests of its audiences.


Helen Hester is Professor of Gender, Technology and Cultural Politics at the University of West London. Her research interests include technofeminism, socialreproduction, and theories of work, and she’s a member of the international working group Laboria Cuboniks. Her books include Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex (SUNY Press, 2014), Xenofeminism(Polity, 2018), and After Work: The Fight for Free Time (Verso, 2023, with Nick Srnicek).