In order to meet the need of representing labour in the workshop, Officina Emilia has concentrated on work in the small mechanical factories. The aim is to spread - among teachers, young persons and their families, local administrators and people who work at various levels in the local institutions - a knowledge of what the world of engineering production entails and of the people employed in it, and to investigate in depth the nexus between innovation and production, knowledge and learning places. Research, analysis and transmission of knowledge would need to be mobilized on a very large scale to find answers to the questions as to the current nature of jobs and what workers do in mechanical factories. Through the OE_Imprese project, Officina Emilia has set a preliminary aim: to contribute to opening the discussion, to signal the need to find answers, to better formulate the questions, to articulate the knowledge of the variety of cases, situations and contexts in which workers operate today. A multidisciplinary working group has set up instruments to facilitate the preliminary stages of collection and analysis of the documentation of the firms, and has selected the video as a suitable tool for gathering documentation for the research and the construction effective teaching instruments. In this paper (in a bilingual version Italian/English) we present two video productions made in the OE_Imprese project: a series of videointerviews with 35 workers (in Italian with subtitles in English), and a videoinstallation to narrate firms and workers in the Modena engineering district. The videos were made in the period November 2008-January 2009, by Filippo Tantillo and Sara Pozzoli. The collaboration between Officina Emilia and the firms of the territory emerges from the need to investigate and make visible the intermesh between production and innovation that formerly characterized the district, and that still today represents an aspect peculiar to engineering production in the Modena area, projecting it into the future, mapping out the paths of transformation
|Titolo:||Documenting work through videos. A project by Officina Emilia with nine engineering firms in the province of Modena (2008-2010)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Mese di pubblicazione:||Settembre|
|Collana:||DEMB WORKING PAPER SERIES|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Working paper|
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