Impractical Labor

I am now a member of the union Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA). What is ILSSA? Good question, and the ILSSA website says it best: “Impractical Labor is a protest against contemporary industrial practices and values. Instead it favors independent workshop production by antiquated means and in relatively limited quantities. Economy of scale goes out the window, as does the myth that time must equal money. Impractical Labor seeks to restore the relationship between a maker and her tools; a maker and her time; a maker and what she makes. The process is the end, not the product. Impractical Labor is idealized labor: the labor of love.”


Labor of love, people, labor of love. Speaking of love, I LOVE the motto of the organization: “AS MANY HOURS AS IT TAKES!!!” So true. Interested in ILSSA? Be sure to check out the website!



Author: Megan Charland

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