Move mode: Some exemplars

In the neo-liberal economy, people “make their work and lives in a context in which they increasingly have to be entrepeneurial, take charge of making and taking opportunities, and generate products–including themselves as employable products” (previous post). The following links illustrate or discuss this “move” mode. Indeed, it was from the first video that I took the label. Please use comments to suggest additions to the compilation.

A social design campaign, MOVE touches on the stories of immigrants living in New York performing and undertaking creative projects in all shapes and forms: video made by a design student during a 2-3 week visit to New York City. (For dysphoria, read diaspora)

The girl effect: The simple case for investing in girls:

Real Food Media contest: and entries:

Walkedine, V. (2005) “Freedom, subjectivity, and the neoliberal worker,” Soundings, 25. 47-61. (Walkerdine05extract)

From clothing to employing homeless women:


About Peter J. Taylor
Peter Taylor is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he teaches and directs undergraduate and graduate programs on critical thinking, reflective practice, and science-in-society. His research and writing focuses on the complexity of environmental and health sciences in their social context, incl. Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement (U. Chicago Press, 2005) and Nature-nurture? No (2014, On reflective practice, see Taking Yourself Seriously: Processes of Research & Engagement (with J. Szteiter, 2012,

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