Amber is a third year Kinesiology student at the University of Western Ontario.  She works at the Western Recreational Center in the Aquatics and is also part of Kin Games which is a faculty restricted group.

I asked Amber what her opinion of occupation was. 

“job, career, lifetime commitment”

Something that you look forward to after university that you are going to love doing for the majority of your life time. A career you have worked very hard for during your time at school, and you will be rewarded for all your hard work with the job of your dreams and lifetime commitment to it.  You will be able to support yourself as you enter the world as an individual and are able to support anyone that comes into your life and stays with you.

After she read the Hito Steyerl text, Amber’s opinion changed. 

“being with ones you love”

Surrounding yourself with the ones you love.  Spending time with family, friends, pets, and anything else that you care for.  Sports can be an occupation, and small hobbies you life doing such as yoga or drawing.  Being healthy and living a healthy life can be an occupation for someone.  It takes a lot of time and commitment in order to gain a healthy life style.  A job is also an occupation but now I know there’s more to an occupation than a career, its about spending time with people in the end.  Whether your family, co workers, or any other people that are a part of your everyday life.


Author: occupationofoccupying

This project focus's on how different people focus on whats important to them, and how that thing occupies their life. Occupy as a job, as a state, or as a hobby. Some people may view what they think occupation is differently from someone else based on their life experiences. This project explores the individuality of people and their opinions on what occupation means to them.

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