The Social Mining Union is an art work that engages with company law and corporate structure through re-imaging the role of the labour union, to lobby and infiltrate Glencore the biggest mining company in the world. Looking back at our industrial revolution when large-scale industries were centered on people and place. Companies such as Cadbury and Unilever both with Quaker ideals ensured that communities flourished around their places of work by building houses and community centers for there workers. This gave a shared sense of place, a common ground and an inherent sense of meaning.
This project question why we are losing the basic infrastructures for communities when community is vital to our current world. How we can directly engage with the corporations that are no longer interested in helping communities develop and flourish.
For more information on the project please visit we-make-money-not-art
For all video experiments and documentation please see here