• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Hakan TOPAL

  • Dates: 1 june 2009

This article explores issues of homeworking and domestic labor with respect to globalized conditions of labor practices by analyzing the possibility of networked alternatives. Each new network provides a potential which needs to be explored according to its successes and failures. Knitting is considered for both its metaphorical and literal implications in Knit++ by xurban_collective from 2002, which critically focused on the possiblity of a social network based on the model of knitting and by taking domestic production as its center of interest. The main concept of this art project was based on a comparison between the technical and spatial conditions of late nineteenth century textile manufacturing with late twentieth century cultural production.

Networking, homeworking, culture, globalization