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Anti-Protest Measures

Dock workers saw their livelihoods and bargaining power threatened by automation in the port terminals of Rotterdam, and went on strike claiming for an agreement in job security that would guarantee a fair transition to retirement. Eventually, a 65 million Euro social plan was approved. It is estimated that 800 jobs have been lost due to automation in the port, but approximately the same number of jobs have been created by the two automated terminals in Maasvlakte II, only that these are workers with a very different profile and skills.

Marina Otero Verzier
Katía Truijen
Amal Alhaag, Beatriz Colomina, Marten Kuijpers, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Simone C. Niquille, Mark Wigley
Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Noam Toran, Giuditta Vendrame, Paolo Pattelli, Liam Young.
Raphael Coutin, Marina Otero Verzier
Hans Gremmen
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
Simone C. Niquille
Nick Axel
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Creative Industries Fund NL Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, Italy

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.