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Robota was created in response to a working world that is undergoing steady change not least as a consequence of automation and digitalization.

Looking back, one finds that the term “work” as well as all jobs, vocations, and professions are also subject to ongoing modification. Occupations come and go. Robota unites nine occupations that were widespread between the Middle Ages and pre-industrialization and that no longer exist in the same form today.

Robota graphically demonstrates the inexorable disappearance of traditional crafts and the knowledge of their skills, inasmuch as progress often goes hand-in-hand with the loss of knowledge. Occupations: stencil maker, light maker, shepherd, mirrorer, gypsum figures vendor, privy provider, ash remover, shoelace monger, and river lock master. 

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