Punchcard Economy

Precarious Workers and FACT

Apr 06 2014 · by Sam Meech

Last week saw some interesting discussion about paid roles and volunteering within arts institutions, as the Precarious Workers Brigade sent an open letter to FACT Liverpool, regarding their restructuring of jobs within the organisation, in particular the gallery supervisors. It was something that I touched on in my post about the Time and Motion symposium, and […]

Rates for the Job – reflections on the Time and Motion symposium at RCA

Mar 09 2014 · by Sam Meech

On Wednesday I spoke about the Punchcard Economy project as part of the Time and Motion Symposium at the Royal College of Art. The event presented a variety of perspectives on work and time, and featured artists, researchers and curators involved in the show, as well as keynote presentations and summative reflections from other invited […]


Dec 09 2013 · by Sam Meech

The banner is finally finished. At 6am this morning I drove to Liverpool to install it at FACT. by 9 am it was up, rigged in the atrium, hanging from dowel threaded through those carefully constructed hems. I’m very pleased, and have much more documentation to share, but in the meantime… Some facts about the […]

Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life

Dec 01 2013 · by Sam Meech

Thursday 12 December – Sunday 9 March – FACT, LIVERPOOL

Time & Motion will be the first showing of the (hopefully) completed knitted 888 banner.

Project update – 6 weeks till T&M

Oct 27 2013 · by Sam Meech

As there are only 6 weeks before the Time & Motion exhibition opens at FACT, it’s a good point to take stock of the project so far, and outline the next steps for the banner.

Worker In Progress – 18-22 Sept, FACT Liverpool

Sep 03 2013 · by Sam Meech

Wed 18th – Sun 22nd September, FACT Liverpool (10am – 6pm) I will be working 8 hours a day for 5 days in the FACT Connects space, developing machine-knitting tests for the Punchcard Economy banner, and also signing people up to a 40 hour ‘contract’ to log their working data. Feel free to drop in […]