Category: Presentation




With Marco Baravalle & Emanuele Braga (Institute of Radical Imagination) moderated by researcher Rita Barreira.

29 June 18:30

While the financial elite continues to use the art market as a safe haven for financial assets, the Covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted the fragility and precariousness of artistic workers around the world. This context fueled the discussion around the Universal Basic Income (Universal Basic Income). The Art for UBI manifesto argues that this measure is a necessary condition for rethinking an ecologically extractive economic model, correcting race and gender asymmetries and changing the current neoliberal structure of the art world. The Universal Basic Income can be seen as a tool to open up new subjective spaces, an alternative to the dominant entrepreneurial individualism, valuing the common and care. Written collectively within the Institute of Radical Imagination and edited by Marco Baravalle, Emanuele Braga and Gabriella Riccio, Art Form UBI (Manifesto) [Venice, Bruno, 2022] contains contributions from several artists, theorists and activists who address RBI in the generalized picture of the precariousness of artistic work, the search for income in transfeminist and decolonial struggles, mutualism practices in the independent artistic scene, the relationship between finance, fabulation and cryptophilosophy.

ACCESSIBILITY Streaming available on the same day at and on social networks

Price Free admission upon prior ticket collection from 3 pm (maximum of 2 tickets per person) Sala Manuela Porto


ART FOR UBI Discurso

Con Marco Baravalle & Emanuele Braga (Institute of Radical Imagination) moderated by researcher Rita Barreira.

29 Junio 18:30

Enquanto a elite financeira continua a usar o mercado de arte como um porto seguro para ativos financeiros, a pandemia da Covid-19 evidenciou ainda mais a fragilidade e precariedade de trabalhadores do meio artís- tico em todo o mundo. Este contexto alimentou a discussão em torno do Universal Basic Income (Rendimento Básico Universal). O manifesto Art for UBI defende que esta medida é condição necessária para repensar um modelo económico ecologicamente extrativista, corrigir assimetrias de raça e género e mudar a atual estrutura neoliberal do mundo da arte. O Rendimento Básico Universal pode ser visto como uma ferramenta para abrir novos espaços subjetivos, alternativa ao individualismo empreen- dedorista dominante, valorizando o comum e o cuidado. Escrito coletiva- mente no âmbito do Institute of Radical Imagination e editado por Marco Baravalle, Emanuele Braga e Gabriella RiccioArt Form UBI (Manifesto) [Veneza, Bruno, 2022] contém contribuições de diversas artistas, teóricas e ativistas que abordam o RBI no quadro generalizado da precariedade do trabalho artístico, a procura de rendimentos nas lutas transfeministas e decoloniais, as práticas de mutualismo na cena artística independente, a relação entre finança, fabulação e criptofilosofia.

ACESSIBILIDADE Streaming disponível no próprio dia em e nas redes sociais

Preço Entrada Livre mediante levantamento prévio de bilhete a partir das 15h (máximo de 2 bilhetes por pessoa) Sala Manuela Porto


Institute of Radical Imagination joined IASC International Association for the Study of the Commons and is taking part to the international conference The Commons we want: between historical legacies and future collective actions held in Nairobi, Kenia June 19-24 2023 in the following two panels:

Sub-theme 8. Opportunities and challenges of digital commons

PANEL 8.7. June 20, 2023 09:00 (10:00 CEST)

New approaches to commons governance from the blockchain ecosystem

Co-Chairs: Seth Frey (University of California Davis, USA) and Andy Tudhope (Independent scholar and practitioner, South Africa)

3. Technological Tools for the Commons. Dissident Algorithms’ Organizations

Emanuele Braga (Institute of Radical Imagination, Italy) and Maddalena Fragnito (Coventry University, UK)

This paper focuses on relational and technological tools for self-organization that have been developed within movements for the commons during the last 10 years between the financial and the pandemic crisis and beyond. Within the self-managed spaces taken into account, horizontal, non-hierarchical decision-making processes have been developed, mostly based on the sharing of means of production, and a supportive and non-competitive distribution of knowledge.
This research would like to update the concept of DAO, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization, in the context of the process of commoning. In the international debate, DAO contains the challenge to shape the life of an organization on the basis of the set of tools using mainly blockchain technologies to automatize different autonomous peer initiatives. I would like to raise the question: which of these sets of tools is really sustainable to foster collaboration instead of competition by going beyond the capitalistic mode of production?
The project aims to introduce a survey and map the most interesting tools and methodologies in use within the European panorama of activism for a post-capitalist ecological transition. The survey and the mapping process aim both at making technological tools available and experimenting with them in the specific context of the Institute of Radical Imagination’s productive and collaborative platform.
The Institute of Radical Imagination was born in 2017 as a monster/alternative institution by artists, activist researchers and cultural operators.

Sub-theme 10. Local institution building and radical futures for the commons

PANEL 10.12. B June 20, 2023 11:00 (12:00 CEST)

From the governance of the commons to a wider commons-inspired governance: obstacles and institutional changes inside the State and the Market

Co-Chairs: Margherita D’Andrea (University of Naples Federico II , Italy) and Giuseppe Micciarelli (University of Salerno/DISPC, Italy)

4. Intersections between arts, militant research and the commons

Institute of Radical Imagination, Italy

What is the relation between artistic practices and the commons? Is it just a matter of providing cultural opportunities for the community and those that are not able to have access to it? Could art practices in the commons open up to popular cultures? Could this coming together foster new publics, opening new possibilities for appreciating a variety of cultural productions? Does it aim to create contradictions in the cultural production system? Is it a way to give asylum to productions outside the market? Or all these things together? As the Institute of Radical Imagination, we are a group of curators, activists, scholars and cultural producers with a shared interest in co-producing research, knowledge, and artistic and political research interventions for a transition to post-capitalism. We will discuss issues we face with our artistic, academic and political activism: How do the voices/careers of artists who approach the commons intersect and/or change and transform their art, performances, and way of sharing? How does artistic education affect the way that artists can engage with the commons? How do IRI or other forms of activism based on culture, arts and commons influence the policies of traditional cultural institutions? Is it possible? Can we imagine an alternative way to create festivals that are not mere exhibitions of ideas, or that are not connected to and based on mainstream proposals? Are there some interesting case studies on distributing resources and opportunities in a horizontal and non-hegemonic way between commoners even when individual careers, productions, and lives are involved?


In the framework of the Critical Nodes of Connective Tissue Museo Reina Sofía’s Study Programme in Critical Museology, Artistic Research Practices and Cultural Studies

The Museo’s Study Centre organises two public sessions based on the first edition of Connective Tissue, the Museo Reina Sofía’s Programme of Critical Museology, Artistic Research Practices and Cultural Studies. During the encounter, the team of mobilisers — researchers who drive forward and coordinate, from their different fields, the Programme’s different Seminars and Critical Nodes — share the works developed up to this point and reflect on their predictions. Equally, the group of Resident Student Researchers present their work on posters and in installations and talks with people interested. 

The aim of the activity is to share knowledge, learning and projects carried out to date in the different Seminars and Critical Nodes, fibres of a shared research fabric which looks to be projected towards different outlying social, academic and cultural places.

El Centro de Estudios del Museo organiza dos jornadas públicas en torno a la primera edición de Tejidos conjuntivos, el Programa de Estudios Propios en Museología Crítica, Prácticas Artísticas de Investigación y Estudios Culturales del Museo Reina Sofía. Durante el encuentro, el equipo de movilizadoras —investigadoras que impulsan y coordinan en sus respectivos campos los distintos Seminarios y Nodos críticos del Programa— comparte los trabajos desarrollados hasta el momento y reflexiona sobre sus previsiones futuras. A su vez, el grupo de Investigadoras Residentes en Formación presenta sus trabajos en pósteres e instalaciones y conversan con las personas interesadas.

El objetivo de esta actividad es compartir los saberes, aprendizajes y proyectos que se han elaborado, hasta la fecha, en los distintos Seminarios y Nodos críticos, fibras de un tejido de investigación compartido que busca proyectarse hacia sus distintos afueras sociales, académicos y culturales.



Workshop of knowledge and practices for digital, social and gender justice

From 5 to 7 May 2023 in Bologna, a festival, a forge of exchanges and reflections, a path to be built together to take back technology and put it back at the service of people and communities

The program of the festival which will take place in Bologna from 5 to 7 May is self-organized and has come to life from the more than 160 subscriptions and 70 proposals for activities, speeches and banquets that have arrived. However, Reclaim The Tech is not just a festival. It is a workshop for the exchange of knowledge and practices for digital, social and gender justice.

Institute of Radical Imagination with Emanuele Braga speaks on

Technologies and democracies: digital rights between claims, contaminations and collective mobilizations. On s’engage et puis on voit!

together with Leila Belhadj Mohamed (Privacy Network), Antonio Danieli (Fondazione Golinelli), Annalisa Pelizza (University of Bologna, University of Twente, Science and Technology Studies Italy)

Moderator: Lilia Giugni (University of Bristol and Cambridge, Reclaim The Tech)

Introducing: the Reclaim The Tech team

Friday 5 May at 18:30 LàbAs , Vicolo Bolognetti 2, Bologna


Officina di saperi e pratiche per la giustizia digitale, sociale e di genere

Dal 5 al 7 maggio 2023 a Bologna, un festival, una fucina di scambi e riflessioni, un percorso da costruire insieme per riprenderci la tecnologia e rimetterla al servizio di persone e comunità

Il programma del festival che si svolgerà a Bologna dal 5 al 7 maggio è auto-organizzato e ha preso vita dalle oltre 160 sottoscrizioni e 70 proposte di attività, interventi, banchetti arrivate. Reclaim The Tech però non è solo un festival. E’ un’officina di scambio di saperi e pratiche per la giustizia digitale, sociale e di genere.

Institute of Radical Imagination con Emanuele Braga interviene su

Tecnologie e democrazie: diritti digitali tra rivendicazioni, contaminazioni e mobilitazioni collettive. On s’engage et puis on voit! 

insieme con Leila Belhadj Mohamed (Privacy Network), Antonio Danieli (Fondazione Golinelli), Annalisa Pelizza (Università di Bologna, Università di Twente, Science and Technology Studies Italia)

Modera: Lilia Giugni (Università di Bristol e Cambridge, Reclaim The Tech)

Introduce: la squadra di Reclaim The Tech

venerdì 5 maggio ore 18:30 Làbas , Vicolo Bolognetti 2, Bologna


Conference organised by Idensitat and Santa Mònica

Institute of Radical Imagination with Gabriella Riccio and Elena Blesa Cabéz together with Soft Agency with teresa Dillon

is intervening in the Roundtable 4: Are other institutional structures possible?

moderator Larre


From the body politic to the socialisation of care in cultural institutions

A conference with debate and shared learning 
Where: Santa Mònica. La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona

Organize: IDENSITAT – Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica

A conference organised with Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica whose objective is to engage in debate regarding caring and the plurality of ecosystems articulated as social bodies, focusing upon the construction, the reconstruction or the renovation of new forms of cultural institutionalism whose work is based upon transdisciplinary perspectives, also incorporating voices from independent projects which confront issues that touch upon social matters based on the art.

The aim of this activity is to lend a voice to caring practices, understood as commitments bringing into dialogue voices that contribute to defining a diversity of visions regarding these subjects. Based on institutional structures and artistic practices, themes such as the meaning of involvement, of care, and of mutual support/aid, will all be placed on the table in order to enact a response to the current moment, on the basis of connection, co-responsibility, and situated and purposeful reflection.

Through an analysis of contemporary issues, and by crafting scenarios for the future we intend to create a shared space for reflection. In order to deal with problems and the bad habits which affect the artistic community and cultural institutions, while at the same time representing an opportunity to exchange useful resources for the development of new dynamics which centre upon the person, and around issues related to professional roles, spaces of relationship and interaction, how to share responsibilities and critical analysis to connect the ways of making art with different modes of management.

Ten guests will either present specific projects, or encourage debate. There will be a presentation of various case studies, with the aim of sharing perspectives which, based upon concepts related to caring and to institutional entities, will explore practices, instability, ethics, inclusion, transparency, the economic and aesthetic value of work, rights and obligations, the community, or other issues which may arise during the course of the debate.


The conference will be structured around three round tables in which two invited guests will present their perspective on the subject, followed by a discussion or debate conducted by a guest moderator.

5 p.m. – 7p.m.
Roundtable 4: Are other institutional structures possible?

Institute for Radical Imagination (IRI), group of artists, curators, activists, scholars and cultural producers with a shared interest in co-producing knowledge and artistic and political interventions to implement post-capitalist forms of life. Gabriella Riccio is a multidisciplinary artist based in Naples and Madrid. She is engaged in prefigurative practices such as the movement for the commons and self-governed theatres and cultural spaces. Elena Blesa Cábez is an artist and educator. Doctoral Student in the Universidad de Granada History and Arts programme. She has been involved in different educational projects engaging with a transfeminist and decolonial perspective.

Soft Agency, group of female architects, artists, curators, scholars, and writers working within expanded spatial practices. Based in Berlin, Germany, since 2016, the group has been working on a number of themes relating to care practices and cultures. For this event, Soft Agency member, the artist and researcher Teresa Dillon will present a selection of the group’s work.

Moderator: Larre is a collective acting in the field of cultural mediation, from a feminist approach. Occupying hybrid spaces between practical artistic investigation and cultural criticism, they carry out activities and create collaborative spaces in which they seek to explore realities that are normally invisible or submerged. Larre is Lara García Díaz, Ángela Palacios and Priscila Clementti. @_larre_


Del cos polític a la socialització de les cures a les institucions culturals

28/04/2023. Jornada de debat i aprenentatge en comú
Lloc: Santa Mònica. La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona

Organitza: IDENSITAT – Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica

Jornada organitzada amb Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica on volem continuar el debat sobre les cures i la pluralitat d’ecosistemes articulats com a cossos socials, posant el focus en la construcció, la reconstrucció o la renovació de noves institucionalitats culturals que treballen des de perspectives transdisciplinars, aixi com incorporar veus des de projectes independents que afronten qüestions que incideixen en aspectes de caràcter social des de l’àmbit artístic.
Aquesta activitat vol posar en diàleg les cures enteses com a compromisos, articulant un diàleg de veus que contribueixen a definir una diversitat de visions sobre aquesta temàtica. Des de les estructures institucionals i les pràctiques artístiques, es posen sobre la taula temes com la implicació, la cura, el compromís o el suport mutu; per poder respondre als temps actuals des de la connexió, la coresponsabilitat i la reflexió situada i propositiva.

Des de l’anàlisi de presents contemporanis i la configuració d’escenaris de futur, es vol generar un espai compartit de reflexió per tractar problemàtiques i inèrcies que afecten la comunitat artística i la institució cultural, i alhora ser una ocasió per intercanviar recursos útils per a el desenvolupament de noves dinàmiques que posen la persona al centre, i al seu entorn qüestions relacionades amb els rols professionals, els espais de relació i interacció, el com compartir responsabilitats i l’anàlisi crítica, per tal de connectar les formes de fer de l’art amb diferents mecanismes de gestió.

La jornada compta amb la participació de 10 persones convidades de diferents territoris, ja sigui presentant projectes específics o activant el debat amb l’objectiu de compartir punts de vista que, partint de conceptes relacionats amb els cossos institucionals i les cures, revisin qüestions com les pràctiques, la inestabilitat, l’ètica, la inclusió, la transparència, el valor del treball, els drets i les obligacions, la comunitat, els conflictes, els compromisos, així com altres qüestions que sorgeixin als debats.


La trobada s’articula a partir de tres taules de debat en què dues persones convidades presenten el seu punt de vista al voltant del tema, i posteriorment es dona pas a la conversa o debat activat i dinamitzat per una altra persona convidada a moderar.

17.30h – 19.00h
Taula 4. Són possibles altres estructures institucionals?

Institute for Radical Imagination (IRI). Grup d’artistes, comissàries, activistes, acadèmiques i productores culturals amb un interès compartit en la coproducció de coneixements i intervencions artístiques i polítiques per implementar formes de vida postcapitalistes. Gabriella Riccio és una artista multidisciplinària establerta a Nàpols i Madrid. Participa en pràctiques prefiguratives, com ara el moviment pels béns comuns, i els teatres i espais culturals autogestionats. Elena Blesa Cábez, és artista i educadora. Doctoranda al programa d’Història i Arts de la Universitat de Granada. Ha participat a diferents projectes educatius des d’una perspectiva transfeminista i decolonial.

Soft Agency. Grup d’arquitectes, artistes, comissàries, acadèmiques i escriptores que treballen amb pràctiques espacials expandides. Amb seu a Berlín, Alemanya, des del 2016, el grup ha estat treballant en una sèrie de temes relacionats amb les pràctiques de cura i cultura. Per a aquest esdeveniment, l’artista i la investigadora Teresa Dillon, membre de Soft Agency, presentarà una selecció del treball del grup.

Modera: Larre. Col·lectiu que desplega les seves accions a l’àmbit de la mediació cultural, des d’un enfocament feminista.
Ocupant llocs híbrids entre la investigació pràctica artística i la crítica cultural, duen a terme activitats i espais de col·laboració on cerca explorar realitats normalment invisibilitzades o submergides. Larre està format per Lara García Díaz, Ángela Palacios i Priscila Clementti. @_larre_


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Image: Maja Bajevic, Arts, Crafts and Facts (Top 10%, 90%) (Artes, artesanías y datos [Ricos 10%, 90%]), 1967. Museo Reina Sofía

In the framework of the Critical Nodes of Connective Tissue Museo Reina Sofía’s Study Programme in Critical Museology, Artistic Research Practices and Cultural Studies

Organized by

Fundación de los Comunes, Institute of Radical Imagination, La Laboratoria. Espacios de Investigación Feminista y Museo en Red

Within the framework of the Connective Tissues programme, the Fundación de los Comunes, La Laboratoria and the Institute of Radical Imagination, in collaboration with the Museo en Red team of the Museo Reina Sofía, propose this training and research space on the specific nature of forms of militant research. Situated outside of academic frameworks, this type of research collects the legacy of labor co-investigation from the 1970s, feminist epistemologies and action research theories, and more than establishing a method, it aims to generate mechanisms for social struggles read themselves and find channels towards action.

This Critical Node seeks to reflect on (and from) the tools and lessons learned from the networks with which the museum has been collaborating in the last fifteen years, in relation to those knowledge production processes whose ultimate objective is not the interpretation of the world, but the organization of its transformation.

Mapping activist networks, preparing manifestos, generating assembly spaces within the framework of art or developing collective dramaturgies as ways of investigating the present: this session explores different formats in which artistic tools become the way of imagining other possible worlds. Researchers, artists and activists from the Institute of Radical Imagination  share experiences on artistic platforms as a strategy of subjectivation and political action in Art for UBI (Art for Universal Basic Income) and  Art for Radical Ecologies (manifestos, campaigns and artistic interventions), and on the approach towards radical pedagogies through projects such as Cinema as assembly, Raising Care, The school of emergencies and Kirik.

En le marco del los Nodos Críticos de Tejidos conjuntivos Programa de Estudios Propios en Museología Crítica, Prácticas Artísticas de Investigación y Estudios Culturales del Museo Reina Sofia
Fundación de los ComunesInstitute of Radical ImaginationLa Laboratoria. Espacios de Investigación Feminista y Museo en Red

En el marco del programa Tejidos conjuntivos, la Fundación de los Comunes, La Laboratoria y el Institute of Radical Imagination, en colaboración con el equipo de Museo en Red del Museo Reina Sofía, proponen este espacio formativo y de investigación sobre el carácter específico de las formas de investigación militante. Situándose por fuera de los marcos académicos, este tipo de investigación recoge la herencia de la co-investigación obrera de los años setenta, las epistemologías feministas y las teorías de la investigación-acción, y más que establecer un método, pretende generar dispositivos para que las luchas sociales se lean a sí mismas y encuentren cauces hacia la acción.

Este Nodo crítico busca reflexionar sobre (y desde) las herramientas y los aprendizajes de las redes con las que el museo viene colaborando en los últimos quince años, en relación a aquellos procesos de producción de conocimiento cuyo objetivo último no es la interpretación del mundo, sino la organización de su transformación.

Mapear redes activistas, elaborar manifiestos, generar espacios asamblearios en el marco del arte o desarrollar dramaturgias colectivas como modos de investigar el presente: esta sesión explora distintos formatos en los que las herramientas artísticas se vuelven el modo de imaginar otros mundos posibles. Investigador+s, artistas y activistas del Institute of Radical Imagination comparten experiencias sobre plataformas artísticas como estrategias de subjetivación y acción política en Art for UBI (Arte por la Renta Básica Universal) y Art for Radical Ecologies (manifiestos, campañas e intervenciones artísticas), y sobre el acercamiento a las pedagogías radicales a través de proyectos como Cinema as assemblyRaising CareLa escuela de las urgencias y Kirik.


activity with English-Spanish translation

To follow online session 1 y 3 the zoom link is

Session 1

Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 18:00 h Nouvel Building, Protocol Hall, Museo Reina Sofia (entrance from calle Ronda de Atocha 2) Entrance Free until full capacity is reached (max 60 people)

Welcome by Mabel Tapia, Sara Buraya Boned, Jorge Gaupp Berghausen, Celina Poloni

Bienvenida por Mabel Tapia, Sara Buraya Boned, Jorge Gaupp Berghausen, Celina Poloni

18:00 h / Artistic platforms as a strategy of subjectivation and political action Art for UBI y Art for Radical Ecologies
Participants: Marco Baravalle, Gabriella Riccio and Emanuele Braga

18:00 / Plataformas artísticas como estrategia de subjetivación y acción política Art for UBI Art for Radical Ecologies
Participan: Marco Baravalle, Gabriella Riccio y Emanuele Braga

19:30 h / Approach to radical pedagogies: The school of emergencies and Kirik
Participants: Dmitry Vilensky and Zeyno Pekünlü

19:30 / Aproximación a las pedagogías radicales: The school of emergencies Kirik

Participan: Dmitry Vilensky, Zeyno Pekünlü

Session 2

Friday, April 21, 2023 – 11:00 h / CSA La Tabacalera (calle Embajadores 53, Madrid) Entrance Free

Research and artistic practices from the perspective of self-organization
The Institute of Radical Imagination (IRI) and the Centro Revolucionario de Arqueología Social (CRAS) discuss the situation of the CSA La Tabacalera de Lavapiés after 13 years of Free Culture and Self-organization. Participants: Pablo García Bachiller, Elena Blesa Cábez, Gabriella Riccio, Marco Baravalle.

Investigaciones y prácticas artísticas desde la perspectiva de la autogestión
El Institute of Radical Imagination (IRI) y del Centro Revolucionario de Arqueología Social (CRAS) problematizan sobre la situación del CSA la Tabacalera de Lavapiés tras 13 años de Cultura Libre y Autogestión. Participantes: Pablo García Bachiller, Gabriella Riccio, Marco Baravalle, Elena Blesa Cabéz

Session 3

Friday, April 21, 2023 – 6:00 p.m. / Nouvel Building, Protocol Room, Museo Reina Sofia (entrance from calle Ronda de Atocha 2) Entrance Free until full capacity is reached (max 60 people)

18:00 h / Approach to radical pedagogies: Raising care
Participants: Maddalena Fragnito, Elena Blesa Cábez, Theo Prodromidis

18:00 h / Aproximación a las pedagogías radicales: Raising care

Participan: Maddalena Fragnito, Elena Blesa Cábez, Theo Prodromidis

19:30 h / Commoning and the legal: tools and strategies
Participants: Giuseppe Micciarelli, Gabriella Riccio y Pablo Garcia Bachiller

19:30 h / El común y lo jurídico: herramientas y estrategias
Participan: Giuseppe Micciarelli, Gabriella Riccio y Pablo Garcia Bachiller

ART FOR UBI (manifesto) | Berlin & online Book Event

RiVAL: The ReImagining Value Action Lab is pleased to partner with IRI: the Institute of Radical Imagination for the fourth installment of the Magma Editions salon series, this time to celebrate and discuss the publication of Art for UBI (manifesto).

Sunday, November 27, 13h00 
Live location (spaces limited): Berlin 10247 (in Friedrichshain) – exact address supplied on registration (see below).
Livestream: link coming soon

About the event

At this event, editors and authors of Art for UBI (manifesto) will speak and participate in a facilitated discussion about art, universal basic income and the prospects for decolonization, mutual aid and creative collaboration.

Speakers include:

  • Erik Bordeleau
  • Emanuele Braga
  • Julio Linares
  • Gabriella Riccio
  • Cassie Thornton

About the book

Art for UBI (published by BRUNO) is a manifesto: the world of art positions itself in favor of universal and unconditional basic income, placing in the foreground its advantageous conditions in economic, social and ecological terms. The manifesto was born as collective writing within the School of Mutations, a project of the Institute of Radical Imagination, an international platform of artists, researchers, activists and curators engaged in the experimentation of post-capitalist artistic practices. 

In addition to the introduction by the curators, the volume contains the contributions of diverse artists, theorists and activists addressing UBI in the panorama of the generalized precariousness of artistic work, the demand for income in trans-feminist and decolonial struggles, mutualism practices in the independent art scene, the relationship between finance, fabulation and crypto philosophy.

Editors: Marco Baravalle, Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio

Contributors: Emanuele Braga, Kuba Szreder, Ilenia Caleo, Maddalena Fragnito and Raising Care Assembly, Gabriela Cabaña and Julio Linares, Erik Bordeleau

About the venue, access and comfort

This event is happening in a private home that is on the third floor. There is no elevator. We ask all participants to avoid using scented products. Some presenters may show images.

Light refreshments will be served.

About the hosts

RiVAL: The ReImagining Value Action Lab is a workshop for the radical imagination, social justice and decolonization with an office in Thunder Bay, Canada and activities around the world. Magma Editions is RiVAL’s Berlin salon series, hosted by Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven.

The Institute of Radical Imagination is a think-tank inviting experts – political scientists, economists, lawyers, architects, hackers, activists, artists and cultural producers to share knowledge on a continuous base with the aim of defining and implementing zones of post-capitalism in Europe’s South and the Mediterranean. The think-tank works nomadically across the nodes of the network – Madrid, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Palestine, Naples – and connects with other nodes in “global south” – Eastern Europe, Latin America, South-East Asia.

Registration for the live Berlin event

As the venue is a private residence and space is limited, all participants must pre-register and the address will be sent to the email provided.

Please use the following form to register for the event:



Basket Court, Piazza Selinunte, Milan – September 30th at 7 pm

Free entrance


Emanuele Braga


Marco Baravalle, Kuba Szreder, Alberto Cossu, Gabriella Riccio, Massimiliano Mollona

Recent publications will be presented on the theme of precariousness and income: Art for UBI (manifesto), The ABC of the Projectariat: Living and Working in a Precarious Art World, Art/Commons, Autonomous Art Institutions Artists Disrupting the Creative City.


Kuba Szreder is a researcher, lecturer and independent curator, working as an associate professor at the department for art theory of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He has co-curated many interdisciplinary projects hybridizing art with critical reflection and social experiments. He actively cooperates with artistic unions, consortia of post-artistic practitioners, clusters of art-researchers, art collectives and artistic institutions in Poland, the UK, and other European countries. In 2009 he initiated the Free / Slow University of Warsaw, and in 2018 he established the Center for Plausible Economies in London, a research cluster investigating artistic economies. His most recent book The ABC of the projectariat. Living and working in a precarious art world, was published by the Whitworth Museum and Manchester University Press in December 2021.


Alberto Cossu is a sociologist and media scholar who does research at the intersection between digital media and activism qualitative and digital methods collaborative and digital economies. Before joining the University of Leicester he was Lecturer in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and previously a Research Fellow at the Department of Social & Political Sciences University of Milan where he has obtained his PhD in Sociology. During his PhD he has conducted research on the mobilisation of knowledge and art workers in Italy; within the EU project P2PValue he was part of an international team led by Prof. A. Arvidsson on peer-to-peer models of organisation and production in Italy and France on digital economy and co-working spaces in Italy and Thailand.


Marco Baravalle is a member of S.a.L.E. Docks, a collective and an independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theater located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice. Founded in 2007, its programming includes activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, screenings, and actions. In addition to managing the diverse programming at S.a.L.E. Docks, Baravalle is currently a research fellow at INCOMMON (IUAV University of Venice). His fields of research include the relationship between art, theatre and activism, creative labor, gentrification, and the positioning of art within neoliberal economics.


Emanuele Braga co-founder of Macao center, an artist, researcher and activist. In addition to his work at Macao, he co-founded the dance and theatre company Balletto Civile (2003), the contemporary art project Rhaze (2011), as well as Landscape Choreography (2012), an art platform questioning the role of the body under capitalism. His research focuses on models of cultural production, processes of social transformation, political economy, labor rights and the institution of the commons.


Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona writer, filmmaker and anthropologist. He has a multidisciplinary background in economics and anthropology and his work focuses on the relationships between art and political economy. He conducted extensive fieldworks in Italy, UK, Norway and Brazil, mainly in economic institutions, looking at the relationships between economic development and political identity through participatory and experimental film projects. His practice is situated at the intersection of pedagogy, art and activism.  Mollona is a founding member of the  LUC Laboratory for the Urban Commons (LUC), Athens.


Gabriella Riccio is an artist, activist and independent researcher. Since 2000 she has been active as choreographer, as well as cultural advisor. Since 2010 Gabriella is engaged in the movement for the commons, artworkers struggles and the Italian movement of self-governed cultural spaces, where as a resident member of L’Asilo – Ex Asilo Filangieri in Naples, she contributed to the Declaration of urban civic and collective use. She is regularly invited as keynote, public speaker and lecturer on practices of commoning and governance. She contributed to EU participatory policy development within the framework of EU Citizen’s Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival, EU projects Cultural and Creative Spaces and CitiesDISCE Developing Inclusive Sustainable Creative Economies, Creative Lenses. She contributed to several publications, a.o. Home of Commons, online toolkit for participatory development  2021, Per un approccio sistemico al patrimonio culturale: usi civici e beni comuni. Il caso dell’Ex Asilo Filangieri di Napoli in Visioni al Futuro 2018, La pratica dell’uso civico come scelta estetica etica e politica per il sensible comune in Stefano Rodotà, I beni comuni. L’inaspettata rinascita degli usi collettivi, 2016, L’Asilo as a case study for Creative Lenses,  and L’Asilo in Models to Manifestos, 2019.  Gabriella is a co-founding member of the Institute for Radical Imagination.


Campo di Basket, Piazza Selinunte Milano

30 Settembre 2022 ore 18:00

Accesso libero


Emanuele Braga


Marco Baravalle, Kuba Szreder, Alberto Cossu, Gabriella Riccio, Massimiliano Mollona

Saranno presentate recenti pubblicazioni intorno al tema della precarietà e del reddito: Art for UBI (manifesto), The ABC of the Projectariat: Living and Working in a Precarious Art World, Art/Commons, Autonomous Art Institutions Artists Disrupting the Creative City.


Emanuele Braga co-fondatore del Macao center, artista, ricercatore e attivista. Oltre al suo lavoro a Macao, ha co-fondato la compagnia di danza e teatro Balletto Civile (2003), il progetto di arte contemporanea Rhaze (2011) e Landscape Choreography (2012), una piattaforma artistica che mette in discussione il ruolo del corpo sotto il capitalismo. La sua ricerca verte sui modelli di produzione culturale, sui processi di trasformazione sociale, sull’economia politica, sui diritti del lavoro e sull’istituzione dei beni comuni.


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Integrated 2019 Thursday November 5th, 15:30,  St Lukas School of Arts Antwerp, room K02.10 Discussion group / Workshop / Master Class Max. 30 persons Duration: 120′, full program below

IRI is taking part to INTEGRATED 2019 a biennial international conference organised by St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp (Karel de Grote University College), ARIA/UA- Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (University of Antwerp) and the Royal Conservatoire (Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp) in collaboration with deSingel international arts campus, FWO (The Research Foundation, Flanders) and Valiz Amsterdam.

The “end of History” comes at the end of the Radical Imagination. A polyphonic reflection on Action-Research.

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The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites the public to the summit “Internationalism after the end of globalisation”. It will play the dual role of a conference and a workshop session.