When people think about Justseeds they might first think about the images that we make or various projects and collaborations with movements, but central to what we do is being a worker-run cooperative. This structure allows for a group of artists to come together, collaborate within and outside the cooperative, and to run a business in a way that rejects bosses and the hierarchies that dominates capitalist society. In many ways, Justseeds is much more similar to a worker-run food coop than the types of organizations that you would find in the arts, including non-profit organizations.
Thus I was inspired by a recent radio program on Kathleen Dunn’s show on Wisconsin Public Radio that focused on worker cooperatives in Madison and Milwaukee. To hear the radio program, go to the archive page and search for the Wednesday, 8/21/13 show “Worker Cooperatives.” It is a very informative conversation, one that might inspire you to start your own worker cooperative.
The archive for the show can be found here.