Curtis is a third year Concurrent Education student at Trent University.  He is a member of the Trent Varsity Mens rugby team.

I asked Curtis what his opinion of occupation was. 

“part of your future career”

I guess I associate the word occupation with career and with school.  That schooling gets me my future career as a teacher.  Being a teacher is something that occupies my life as I have worked so hard towards it.  Therefore occupation has to do with your future and your dream job.  Something that you are excited about doing everyday for the rest of your life.

After Curtis read Hito Steyerl text, Curtis’s opinion changed a bit. 

“not just about your job, but what you do in general”

Occupation still has to do with your career, but its bigger than just only about a job.  Its about the time you spend getting there, and the work you put in.  Every activity and all the time you have spent to get there.  And once you do get there, there are things you do within your career that aren’t part of your job.  Being healthy and having hobbies and balancing everything with your job.  That’s your occupation, the things you do.


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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