The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) is pleased to invite you to its poster exhibition and film screenings on “The art of preventive health and safety in Europe”. Historical and vintage posters from various European countries will be exhibited to show how graphic design has been used to promote health and safety prevention in more than 20 different cultural environments.
The exhibition highlights how workplace health and safety messages and slogans have evolved, from blaming individual workers for accidents and mistakes to promoting a more proactive approach to prevention. The body of work proposed also demonstrates the historical importance of occupational health and safety for the European trade union movement.
From an artistic point of view, the exhibition offers a journey through the art of the 20th century and across key national artistic and graphic movements.
With the support of the ITUH
The event includes three midday film showings:
(refreshments will be provided before the screenings at 12 noon)
Next film: 18 December at 12 noon. ITUH, room B, 1st floor
Comradeship, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1931, Germany, (in German with English subtitles, 93’)
The story takes place in the Lorraine/Saar coalfield just after World War I. French and German miners find their national differences prevent them socialising with local girls and each other at a dance. A firedamp explosion in the French side of a divided mine brings their German comrades to the rescue of the wounded. A comradeship is forged, but will it last?
A presentation will be given by Laurent Vogel, researcher at the ETUI.
Previous film showings:
La mise à mort du travail : La destruction, Jean-Robert Viallet (16 October) and Immaginare la salute, la rappresentazione audiovisiva dei rischi nell’ambiente di lavoro, A. Giannelli, M. Zaccaria (21 November)