Werker Collective

2009, NL Website
AMATOR ARCHIVES: ON QUEER REPRODUCTION. Rijksakademie Open Studios 2022. © Werker Collective
AMATOR ARCHIVES: ON QUEER REPRODUCTION. Rijksakademie Open Studios 2022. © Werker Collective
AMATOR ARCHIVES: ON QUEER REPRODUCTION. Rijksakademie Open Studios 2022. © Werker Collective

Werker Collective is an experimental publishing initiative at the intersection of labour, ecofeminism and LGBTQI+ movements. Their goal is to analyse what is made visible and what remains hidden or silenced in different political contexts. Initiated by Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos in Amsterdam in 2009, they released ten issues of a publication called Werker Magazine.

Werker takes inspiration from Die Vereinigung der Arbeiterfotografen Deutschlands (The Association of German Worker Photographers), a group of politicised photo-clubs that appeared in Germany in the 1920s, influenced by the first socialist photography experiments in the USSR.

Since 2012, Werker Collective has hosted photography, design and publishing workshops with students, cultural workers, self-organised unions of migrant domestic workers, undocumented migrants, in support of anti-eviction activists, feminist groups, LGBTQI+ communities and people with neurological or functional diversities, amongst others. Through these workshops, Werker Collective creates an intersectional and transnational network, encouraging worker’s solidarity through collaborative artistic practice.

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Artistic Intervention

Artistic Intervention – Werker Collective

22.07 → 30.10.2022 10.00-00.00
Centre for Narrative Practice