Amanda

Amanda is a middle aged graduate of Brock university and lives in Stirling Ontario with her Husband.  She has 3 children who are all grown up and have moved on with one still in school.

I asked Amanda what her opinion of Occupation was. 

“its a state” 

Occupation is a state of doing.  Whether it your job, taking care of kids, going to the gym or being with family.  Most people including myself mainly associate occupation with a job as it is flexible for all jobs as a label.

After reading the Hito Steyrl text, Amanda’s opinion did not change, 

“time consuming”

Yeah its a state of doing something.  Time you spend with people, or yourself.  Anything can technically be an occupation as it takes up your time.  Occupation is all consuming as you orient your life towards it.

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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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