Adriana Eysler

Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies

London College of Communication

Biography

Adriana Eysler is a Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies and a member of the Design Activism Research Hub at London College of Communication, which looks at cultural production in the context of social and protest movements. Adriana is active in grassroots politics in London.

She works with (and occasionally designs for) a collective that investigates and organises around precarious and unpaid labour in the cultural and creative sectors. 

Research interests

Movement culture, cultural resistance, precarious labour in the arts.

Research statement

My research is in two different areas:

  • cultural production in social movements (specifically student and anti-austerity protests in the UK post-2008), and
  • precarious and unpaid labour in the arts and creative industries. (What are the barriers that stand in the way of changing widespread acceptance of, for example, unpaid internships or freelance work done in exchange for cultural capital in the form of the institution's name on the CV. This research is done collectively and borrows methodologically a.o. from the feminist tradition of consciousness raising groups and militant research.)

Selected research outputs

  • Radical Attic

    Baines, Jess and Cook, Siân and Credland, Tony and Eysler, Adriana and Kassir, Leila and Rallis, Tzortzis, Design Activism Research Hub (DARH) (2015) Radical Attic. [Show/Exhibition]

  • Fear of Foucault: mapping the anxieties of art & design students in relation to critical theory

    Ryan, Nicky and Eysler, Adriana and Glavey, Paul (2010) Fear of Foucault: mapping the anxieties of art & design students in relation to critical theory. In: CAPPE: The Politics of Fear, Fear of Politics, 15-18th September 2010, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, Brighton University, UK.