Tag: Emanuele Braga

INCONDIZIONATAMENTE Vita Reddito Amore | Performance

Italiano | English

Basket Court, Piazza Selinunte Milan,

September 30th 2022 at 6 pm followed by the Panel The Art of the Commons

October 1st 2022 at 5 pm

In the framework of FAROUT Festival/Base MIlano & Walk the red line Festival/Le Alleanze dei Corpi

BASED ON AN IDEA BY

Anna Rispoli

for the Wiener Festwochen 2021
CONCEPT, DRAMATURGY, DIRECTION

Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio (Institute of Radical Imagination) & Anna Rispoli

TEXT

Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio (Institute of Radical Imagination) & Anna Rispoli + 11 abitanti di Milano

INTEINTERVIEWS

Laila Sit Aboha, Iman Salem

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

Samuel Adoma, Fabrizio Bassani, Nadia Belatik, Ale Cane, Ivan Carozzi, Yuri Simone D’Ostuni, Osasele Eromosele/Iman Salem, Simona Franzé, Federico Fumagalli, Roberto Mastroianni/Lorenzo Fidanzi, Vincenzo Pizzolante/Dario Leone, Gabriella Riccio e Anna Rispoli.

A RPODUCTION BY

Institute of Radical Imagination

PARTNERS

Base Milano, Le Alleanze dei Corpi, Landscape Choreography

Credits Incondizionatamente

UNCONDITIONALLY. Life Income Love

What would the world be like if everyone had enough money to lead a worthy life? What if everyone got a universal and unconditional basic income?

Starting from the Art for UBI (manifesto), IRI proposes discussions on the role that art and the world of cultural production should have in the struggle for financial redistribution based on mutualism, on the methods of self-management of resources, on access to the means of production. and other solidarity practices.

With performance UNCONDITIONALLY. Life Income Love, people of different backgrounds and working conditions gather in a choreographed assembly to discuss the impact that a universal and unconditional income would have on their lives. Is the RBUI a “simple” financial measure or a fundamental tool for a radical alternative to the neoliberal reality in which we live? What would it be like if income and working hours weren’t linked? If you could say no to the blackmail of precariousness? End the race and gender asymmetries so common in today’s labor market? Detoxify the planet from ecologically dangerous jobs? Caring and helping each other in the face of the endless invitation to be competitive individuals? These are some of the questions that inspire public dialogue.

On this occasion, an IRI team worked to adapt Anna Rispoli’s proposal and produce a performance that takes up these lines through a series of interviews with a group of people who live and work in Milan and who are interpreters of this representation.

Emanuele Braga
Gabriella Riccio
Anna Rispoli

Emanuele Braga is an artist, theorist and activist. Co-founder of the MACAO assembly of artists (2012), as well as of the dance company Balletto Civile (2003), of the contemporary art project Rhaze (2011), Landscape Choreography (2012), and member of the Institute of Radical Imagination. His research focuses on alternative models of cultural production, processes of social transformation in relation to digital technologies, political economy, labor rights and the institution of the commons.

Gabriella Riccio, choreographer and performer artist lives between Naples and Madrid. She founded Caosmos (2001) and ciagabriellariccio (2003). She is an activist in the movement of commons and self-governing cultural spaces, she is an “inhabitant” of L’Asilo-Ex Asilo Filangieri in Naples (2012) and co-founder member of the Institute of Radical Imagination (2018). Gabriella works at the intersection of aesthetics, ethics and politics in contemporary prefigurative practices on the border between performance, artistic creation and activism.

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Anna Rispoli works on the border between artistic creation and activism, to explore in a performative way the triangulation between man-city-identity and to test possible affective appropriations of the public territory. The forms vary according to the conceptual needs of each project.

Anna Rispoli is part of the Common Wallet, a red informal de economía solidaria that persuades a “polyamorous relationship with money”.

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the performance will be followed by the Panel

THE ART OF THE COMMONS

MODERATOR

Emanuele Braga

WITH

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.

THE ART OF THE COMMONS | Panel

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

Free entrance

MODERATOR

Emanuele Braga

WITH

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.

PROFILES

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

L’ARTE DEI COMMONS | Panel

Campo di Basket, Piazza Selinunte Milano

30 Settembre 2022 ore 18:00

Accesso libero

MODERA

Emanuele Braga

CON

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.

BIO

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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INCONDIZIONATAMENTE Vita Reddito Amore | Performance

Italiano | English

Campo di Basket, Piazza Selinunte Milano

30 Settembre ore 18:00 a seguire il Panel L’Arte dei Commons

1 ottobre ore 17:00

Nell’ambito di FAROUT/Festival Base & Le Alleanze dei Corpi

BASATO SU UN’IDEA DI

Anna Rispoli

per il Wiener Festwochen 2021
IDEA DRAMMATURGIA REGIA

Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio (Institute of Radical Imagination) & Anna Rispoli

TESTO

Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio (Institute of Radical Imagination) & Anna Rispoli + 11 abitanti di Milano

INTERVISTE

Laila Sit Aboha, Iman Salem

CON LA PARTECIPAZIONE DI

Samuel Adoma, Fabrizio Bassani, Nadia Belatik, Al Cane, Ivan Carozzi, Yuri Simone D’Ostuni, Osasele Eromosele/iman Salem, Simona Franzé, Federico Fumagalli, Roberto Mastroianni/Lorenzo Fidanzi, Vincenzo Pizzolante/Dario Leone, Gabriella Riccio e Anna Rispoli.

UNA PRODUZIONE DI

Institute of Radical Imagination

PARTNERS

Base Milano, Alleanze dei Corpi, Landscape Choreography

Come sarebbe il mondo se tutt* avessero sufficiente denaro per condurre una vita degna? Se tutt* ricevessero un reddito di base universale e incondizionato?

Partendo dall’Art for UBI (manifesto), l’IRI propone discussioni sul ruolo che l’arte e il mondo della produzione culturale dovrebbero avere nella lotta per la redistribuzione finanziaria basata sul mutualismo, sulle modalità di autogestione delle risorse, sull’accesso ai mezzi di produzione e altre pratiche solidali. 

Con la performance INCONDIZIONATAMENTE. Vita Reddito Amore,  persone di diversa estrazione e condizione lavorativa si riuniscono in un’assemblea coreografata per discutere dell’impatto che un reddito universale e incondizionato avrebbe sulle loro vite.  Il RBUI è una “semplice” misura finanziaria o uno strumento fondamentale per un’alternativa radicale alla realtà neoliberista in cui viviamo? Come sarebbe se guadagno e ore di lavoro non fossero legati? Se si potesse dire no al ricatto della precarietà? Porre fine alle asimmetrie di razza e genere così comuni nel mercato del lavoro di oggi? Disintossicare il pianeta da lavori ecologicamente pericolosi? Prendersi cura e aiutarsi a vicenda di fronte all’infinito invito a essere individui competitivi? Queste sono alcune delle domande che ispirano il dialogo pubblico.

In questa occasione, un team dell’IRI ha lavorato per adattare la proposta di Anna Rispoli e produrre una performance che riprende queste linee attraverso una serie di interviste ad un gruppo di persone che vivono e lavorano a Milano e che sono interpreti di questa rappresentazione.

Emanuele Braga
Gabriella Riccio
Anna Rispoli

Emanuele Braga è un artista, teorico e attivista. Co-fondatore dell’assemblea di artisti di MACAO (2012), nonché della compagnia di danza Balletto Civile (2003), del progetto di arte contemporanea Rhaze (2011), Landscape Choreography (2012), e membro di Institute of Radical Imagination. La sua ricerca si concentra su modelli alternativi di produzione culturale, processi di trasformazione sociale in relazione alle tecnologie digitali, all’economia politica, ai diritti del lavoro e all’istituzione dei commons.

Gabriella Riccio, artista coreografa e performer vive tra Napoli e Madrid. Fonda Caosmos (2001) e ciagabriellariccio (2003). Attivista nel movimento dei commons e degli spazi culturali autogovernati, è “abitante” de L’Asilo-Ex Asilo Filangieri di Napoli (2012) e membro co-fondatore di Institute of Radical Imagination (2018). Lavora all’intersezione di estetica, etica e politica nelle pratiche prefigurative contemporanee al confine tra performance, creazione artistica e attivismo.

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Anna Rispoli lavora al confine tra creazione artistica e attivismo, per esplorare in modo performativo la triangolazione tra uomo-città-identità e per testare possibili appropriazioni affettive del territorio pubblico. Le forme variano a seconda della necessità concettuale di ogni progetto.  

Anna Rispoli fa parte del Common Wallet, una rete informale di economia solidale che persegue un “rapporto poliamoroso con il denaro”.

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a seguito della performance il Panel

L’ARTE DEI COMMONS

MODERA

Emanuele Braga

CON

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.

ART FOR RADICAL ECOLOGIES (MANIFESTO) @ Venice Climate Camp 2022

Un progetto di Sale Docks & Institute of Radical Imagination per Venice Climate Camp 2022

by Oliver Ressler, courtesy fo the author

English | Italiano

Programma

Workshop / Assemblea Plenaria

Art for Radical Ecologies (Manifesto)

9 Settembre, 2022, ore 14.00

Venice Climate Camp, Lido di Venezia

Organizzato da Sale Docks & Institute of Radical Imagination

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Il Venice Climate Camp 2022 è l’occasione per radunare lavorat_ dell’arte e dello spettacolo allo scopo di iniziare un confronto che porterà alla scrittura collettiva di un manifesto sul ruolo dell’arte nella lotta per la giustizia climatica e nella creazione di nuove ecologie (che tengono presente l’intersezione tra dato ambientale e sociale). Se la pandemia aveva già drammaticamente sottolineato le conseguenze di un’antropizzazione estrattiva, la guerra in Ucraina (oltre al suo immediato carico di morte) è una manifestazione di quello che Andreas Malm ha definito “fascismo fossile”, un mix di autoritarismo e combustibili fossili che indebolisce le già insufficienti misure di lotta al riscaldamento globale.  La scarsità di gas russo ha riportato in auge il carbone e, in Italia, è all’ordine del giorno c’è la costruzione di nuovi rigassificatori. La scelta di organizzare il workshop al Venice Climate Camp (promosso da Rise Up For Climate Justice e Fridays For Future) rispecchia la nostra convinzione rispetto all’importanza di liberare l’arte dalla cattura dei circuiti istituzionali. Vogliamo sperimentare, come parte in causa nei movimenti sociali, concatenamenti estetico-politico che interpretano la creatività come un radicale carattere del sociale e non come merce. I partecipanti condividono inoltre la convinzione che la lotta alla giustizia climatica sia, necessariamente, una lotta contro e oltre il capitalismo estrattivo, anche nella sua versione green (in realtà un tentativo di trasformare la crisi in nuova accumulazione).

Il workshop si presenta come momento di discussione a partire dalle pratiche degli invitati che convocano alcuni temi centrali. L’utilizzo dell’arte come metodo di inchiesta e visualizzazione nella crisi climatica; la produzione di forme di arte attivista che guardano alla performatività dell’azione diretta; arte come terreno di immaginazione radicale nel disegnare nuove ecologie che ridisegnano il rapporto tra umano e non umano; arte come archivio di pratiche di movimento e così via.

Oltre al workshop principale, sono previsti, nel corso del camp, la proiezione di alcuni film di Oliver Ressler e due laboratori proposti da Paolo Cirio e Andreco.

Primi partecipanti: Sale Docks, Institute of Radical Imagination, Caracol Olol Jackson, Rise Up For Climate Jusstice, Andreco, Annaclara Basilicò, Paolo Cirio, Terike Haapoja, Rosa Jijon, Francesco Martone, Teresa Masini, Oliver Ressler, Federica Timeto 

La partecipazione è gratuita, ma è preferibile iscriversi via mail

Per iscrizioni e info: saledocks@gmail.com

Per informazioni sull’ospitalità e la logistica al Venice Climate Camp: info@veniceclimatecamp.com, https://www.veniceclimatecamp.com/it/

ART FOR RADICAL ECOLOGIES (MANIFESTO) | Venice Climate Camp 2022

A project by Sale Docks & the Institute of Radical Imagination for Venice Climate Camp 2022

by Oliver Ressler, courtesy of the author

English | Italiano

Program

Workshop / Plenary Assembly

Art for Radical Ecologies (Manifesto)

September 9th, 2022, at 2 pm

Venice Climate Camp, Lido di Venezia

Organized by Sale Docks & Institute of Radical Imagination

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The Venice Climate Camp 2022 is the opportunity to bring together art and performing arts workers to initiate a discussion that will lead to the collective writing of a manifesto on the role of art in the struggle for climate justice and in the creation of new ecologies (which take into account the intersection of environmental and social facts). If the pandemic had already dramatically underlined the consequences of extractivist anthropization, the war in Ukraine (in addition to its immediate death toll) is a manifestation of what Andreas Malm has called ‘fossil fascism’, a mix of authoritarianism and fossil fuels that weakens the already insufficient measures to combat global warming.  The scarcity of Russian gas has brought coal back into vogue and, in Italy, the construction of new re-gasifiers is on the agenda. The decision to organize the workshop at the Venice Climate Camp (promoted by Rise Up For Climate Justice and Fridays For Future) reflects our belief in the importance of freeing art from the capture of institutional circuits. We want to experience, as participants in social movements, aesthetic-political concatenations that interpret creativity as a radical character of the social and not as a commodity. The participants also share the conviction that the fight for climate justice is, necessarily, a fight against and beyond extractive capitalism, even in its green version (actually an attempt to turn the crisis into new accumulation).

The workshop will be a moment of discussion based on the practices of the invited guests, who convoke some central themes: the use of art as a method of inquiry and visualization in the climate crisis; the production of activist art forms that look at the performativity of direct action; art as a ground for radical imagination in designing new ecologies that reshape the relationship between human and non-human; art as an archive of movement practices and so on.

During Camp days, in addition to the main meeting moment, there will be a screening of films by Oliver Ressler, a workshop by Paolo Cirio and collective performative practice by Andreco.

First participants: Sale Docks, Institute of Radical Imagination, Caracol Olol Jackson, Rise Up For Climate Justice, Andreco, Annaclara Basilicò, Paolo Cirio, Terike Haapoja, Rosa Jijon, Francesco Martone, Teresa Masini, Oliver Ressler, Federica Timeto 

RADICALISING CARE | Elke Krasny & Maddalena Fragnito


This conversation takes place at KINLAB in Milan ( Piazzale Segesta, 3) and online at  The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Raising Care on APRIL 6th 2022 at 18:00 CET. Join us on Zoom or follow us on live streaming on IRI YouTube Channel

Elke Krasny, co-editor of Radicalizing Care. Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating in conversation with Maddalena Fragnito co-editor of Ecologie della cura. Prospettive transfemministe. Moderators Emanuele Braga and Zoe Romano


Profiles

Elke Krasny, PhD, Professor for Art and Education and Head of the Department of Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Krasny’s scholarship, academic writings, curatorial work, and international lectures address questions of care at the present historical conjuncture with a focus on emancipatory and transformative practices in art, curating, architecture and urbanism. The 2019 exhibition and edited volume Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet, curated and edited together with Angelika Fitz, was published by MIT Press and introduces a care perspective in architecture addressing the anthropocenic conditions of the global present. Her 2020 essay ‘In-Sorge-Bleiben. Care-Feminismus für einen infizierten Planeten‘ develops a care-ethical perspective for pandemic times and was published by transcript in Michael Volkmer’s and Karin Werner’s volume Die Corona-Gesellschaft.

Maddalena Fragnito is an artist and activist exploring the intersections between transfeminisms and technologies by focusing on practices of “commoning care”. At the moment, she is a Doctoral Student at Coventry University’s Centre for Postdigital Cultures. She cofounded MACAO (2012), an autonomous cultural centre in Milan, and SopraSotto (2013), a self-managed kindergarten by parents. She is co-author of “Rebelling with Care” (2019), “Pirate Care Syllabus” (2020) and “Ecologies of Care. Transfeminist perspectives” (2021). During the pandemic, she joined the Institute of Radical Imagination by developing the Rasing Care iteration. 

Zoe Romano is a craftivist, digital strategist and lecturer focused on social innovation, women in tech, technology, open design. She graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, worked for several years in digital communication and tech, developed her social skills as media-hacktivist on precarity, material and immaterial labor in the creative industries. She worked for Arduino as digital strategist from 2013 to 2017 and then co-founded WeMake Makerspace in 2014. She’s now a consultant on R&D, teaches courses in various organisations and collaborates on eu-funded digital social innovation projects. She takes part on research/activism activities and develops projects around e-textiles and digital fabrication in different contexts.

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.

MILITANT MUTUALISM AND THE EXIT OF EMPIRE by Emanuele Braga

The internal polarization in Ukraine between pro-European nationalism and Russian nationalism, which has lasted and grown for years, does not explain the political point of the contemporary conflict. It does not explain why this conflict will go down in history for having sanctioned the end of bipolarism and the formalization of multipolarity.

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ART FOR UBI (Manifesto) #3 | Assembly

Art for UBI Terraforming, courtesy of Emanuele Braga

Location / Lugar Museo Reina Sofia, Edificio Sabatini Jardin Date / Fecha: September 17 19:00

with Andy Abbot, Emanuele Braga, Marco Baravalle, Érik Bordeleau, Ilenia Caleo, Anna Cerdà Callís, Kuba Szreder.

Third public assembly organized by the ART for UBI (Manifesto) an initiative born within the framework of the activities of The School of Mutation by the Institute of Radical Imagination. The Pandemic of Covid19 has been correctly defined as a syndemic. The term clearly shows how pre-existing conditions of social, race, gender and environmental asymmetries, influenced the impact of Covid19, exposing to serious consequences poor and precarious workers, women and lgbtqia+ subjectivities, racialized and indigenous people and those living in areas more subjected to pollution and extractivism. In Europe (and elsewhere) thousands of billions of Euros are allocated to respond to the crisis. Unfortunately, at least from European perspective, it looks like the vast majority of these funds will go to the supply side, in the vain hope that financing private companies will have an overall positive impact on society. The result will be a further polarization of global richness, and the progressive impoverishment of millions of people. Contrary to this option, It is time to support the implementation of forms of universal, basic and unconditional income. We believe UBI is a struggle of primary importance in order to finally achieve a fair remuneration for the value freely extracted from our lives on a daily basis (for example through platform capitalism and through the still invisible care work performed mainly by women). We believe UBI will have a radical impact on social life, not only in terms of reducing poverty and precarity, but also freeing time and energies to build worlds where care, mutual aid and the commons become priorities.

Using the ART FOR UBI [Art for Universal Basic Income] Manifesto as its starting point, the IRI has been proposing discussions on the role that art and the world of cultural production should play in the fight for financial redistribution based on mutualism, methods of self-management of resources, access to the means of production and other solidarity practices. This activity begins in the Museum’s Sabatini Garden, with a “performative round table” based on the proposal of the artist Anna Rispoli, who regularly works on topics such as remuneration, income and the UBI (universal basic income), mixing performance, social research and conducting real experiments on how to share assets and financial resources.

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UNA RENTA, MUCHOS MUNDOS | ONE INCOME, MANY WORLDS | Performance

image courtesy of Maddalena Fragnito

Location / Lugar: Museo Reina Sofia, Jardin Edificio Sabatini Date / Fecha: September 17, 18:00 Language / Idioma: Español Access / Entradas: Free until full capacity, free tickets available from Reina Sofia Museum website (here) from September 15

the performance introduces the Art for UBI #3 | assembly at 19:00
Una Renta, Muchos Mundos / One Income, Many Worlds

Using the ART FOR UBI [Art for Universal Basic Income] Manifesto as its starting point, IRI has been proposing discussions on the role that art and the world of cultural production should play in the fight for financial redistribution based on mutualism, methods of self-management of resources, access to the means of production and other solidarity practices. This activity begins in the Sabatini Garden of the Museum, with “One income many worlds” performative round table based on the proposal of the artist Anna Rispoli, who regularly works on topics such as remuneration, income and the UBI (universal basic income), mixing performance, social research and conducting real experiments on how to share assets and financial resources.

In the performance Una Renta, Muchos Mundos (One Income, Many worlds) a diversified group of people will perform a fictional assembly in the form of a public coral speech, where the hypothetical impact on their lives of a universal, basic and unconditional income is analyzed on the background of the current pandemic crisis. Is UBI a “simple” financial measure, or is it an essential tool for a radical alternative to the neoliberal reality we are experiencing? What about earning money unrelated to jobs and working hours? What about the possibility to say no to the blackmail of precarity? What about putting and end to race and gender asymmetries so common in today’s labor market? What about detoxing the planet from ecologically dangerous jobs? What about care and mutual aid in front of the endless invitation to be competitive individuals? These are some or the questions inspiring the public dialogue.The performance will be followed by the panel Art For Ubi #3 at the Museum Reina Sofia. 

On this occasion, an IRI team has worked to adapt Rispoli’s proposal and carry out a dramaturgy that takes up these lines from dialogue with a group of people who live and work in Spain, and who have participated in a series of interviews that have given rise to the dramaturgy of this performance. This research phase is part of the DESVÍO Open Program, a tool for dialogue and collective work promoted by hablarenarte / Planta Alta that aims to actuate and affect our immediate context.

Con el Manifiesto ART FOR UBI [Arte por la Renta Básica Universal] como punto de partida, el IRI viene proponiendo discusiones sobre el papel que el arte y el mundo de la producción cultural deben tener en la lucha por una redistribución financiera basada en el mutualismo, los métodos de autogestión de recursos, el acceso a los medios de producción y otras prácticas solidarias. Esta actividad comienza en el Jardín de Sabatini del Museo, con “Una renta muchos mundos” mesa redonda performativa basada en la propuesta de la artista Anna Rispoli, que trabaja regularmente temas como la remuneración, los ingresos y la RBU (renta básica universal), mezclando performance, investigación social y realizando experimentos reales sobre cómo compartir bienes y recursos financieros.

En la performance Una Renta, Muchos Mundos (One Income, Many worlds) un grupo diversificado de personas interpretará una asamblea ficticia en forma de discurso público coral donde se analiza el hipotético impacto en sus vidas de una renta universal, básica e incondicional en el contexto de la actual crisis pandémica. ¿Es la RBU una medida financiera “simple” o una herramienta fundamental para una alternativa radical a la realidad neoliberal que vivimos? ¿Qué pasa con ganar dinero no relacionado con el trabajo y las horas de trabajo? ¿Y la posibilidad de decir no al chantaje de la precariedad? ¿Qué hay de poner fin a las asimetrías de raza y género tan comunes en el mercado laboral actual? ¿Qué hay de desintoxicar el planeta de trabajos ecológicamente peligrosos? ¿Qué pasa con el cuidado y la ayuda mutua frente a la interminable invitación a ser individuos competitivos? Estas son algunas de las preguntas que inspiran el diálogo público La actuación será seguida por el panel Art For Ubi # 3 en el Museo Reina Sofía.

En esta ocasión, un equipo del IRI ha trabajado para adaptar la propuesta de Rispoli y realizar una dramaturgia que retome estas líneas a partir del diálogo con un grupo de personas que viven y trabajan en España, y que han participado en una serie de entrevistas que han dado lugar a la dramaturgia de esta performance. Esta fase de investigación, se enmarca dentro del Programa Abierto de DESVÍO una herramienta de diálogo y trabajo colectivo impulsada por hablarenarte / Planta Alta que se propone accionar y afectar nuestro contexto inmediato.

Based on an idea by / Basado en una idea de Anna Rispoli, Einkommen. Die Bedingugslose Rede, Wiener Festwochen 2021 Concept Concepto Marco Baravalle, Elena Blesa, Emanuele Braga, Sara Buraya Boned, Gabriella Riccio, Anna Rispoli Text / Texto Marco Baravalle, Elena Blesa, Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio, Anna Rispoli and 14 citizens of Madrid and Barcelona Direction / Dirección: Gabriella Riccio Research & Interviews / Investigación y Entrevistas: Gabriella Riccio with the collaboration of Ana Campillos, Maite Gandulfo, Maria Mallol, Celina Poloni – With the support of / Apoyan Hablarenarte / Planta Alta

With the participation of / Con la participación de: Miguel Ángel Álvarez Tornero, Andrei Alexandru Mazga, Sara Babiker Moreno, Elena Blesa Cabéz, Amalia Caballero, José Antonio Campillos Martín-Consuegra, Constanza Cisneros, Ana Gutiérrez Borreguero, Sebastián Laina, Mar Núñez, Lucía Núñez Ortega, Gabriella Riccio, Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Hella Spinelli

A production by / Una producción de: Institute of Radical Imagination, FfAI Foundation for the Arts Activities / Museo Reina Sofia

ARTISTIC TEAM / EQUIPO ARTÍSTICO

Anna Rispoli is an Italian artist and director, who lives and works in Brussels. Anna created Income. The Unconditional speech commissioned by Wiener Festwochen Festival 2021. She was a member of the artists collective ZimmerFrei, who participated in international festivals and exhibitions such as the 50th Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta 07, Biennale Valencia, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Festival Internationale del Film di Roma, Torino Film Festival, or Film Fest Gent. Anna Rispoli works across the boundaries of the artistic creation with civil space, making a performative use of the urban fabric in order to explore the relationship between humans, cities, and identities. Her works include Les Marches de la Bourse in which she reunited political activists of the last fifty years in a meta-demonstration claiming the right to demonstrate, her series of light shows Vorrei tanto tornare a casa about an apartment block’s residents’ attitude towards cohabitation, and the Waterfront Cycle with pieces produced in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Kortrijk and Abu Dhabi. In the 2020 project A certain value, Rispoli developed a participative performance out of her research exploring mutualization practices developed by five European communities. Anna Rispoli is part of Common Wallet, a union of Brussels-based artists with a practice of economic solidarity.

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Gabriella Riccio is artist-choreographer, curator, activist and researcher based in Madrid and Naples. She is artis in residence at Planta Alta / Hablarenarte, Madrid in the framework of Desvío 2021 and in this framework she is researcher and director of the performance “Una renta, muchos mundos”. With a professional career as author-choreographer with over 14 creations – ciagabriellariccio.com – and a background in political studies, cultural management and human rights she focuses on artistic production in its political dimension at the intersection with activism. Active in the movement for the commons and the Italian Movement of Self-Governed Cultural Spaces, as resident member of L’Asilo in Naples, she is speaker in numerous international conferences on cultural commons and participatory democracy and published essays – gabriellariccio.academia.edu – on the relationship between dance and philosophy, as well as on the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and politics.

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Emanuele Braga co-founder of Macao center in MIlan. He is 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.

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Marco Baravalle is a member of S.a.L.E. Docks in Venice 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.

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Sara Buraya Boned is part of Museo en Red a Department of Public Activities of the Museo Reina Sofía where she was Coordinator of Cultural Programmes (2013-2015) and Coordinator of International Programs (2016-2019)as project manager for Our Many Europes. Europe’s Critical 90s and the Constituent Museum and The Uses of Art. The Legacy of 1848 and 1989 of European confederation of museums L’Internationale, and the programme Midstream. New Ways of Audience Development in Contemporary Art with the eipcp network. Within Museo en Red she works with platforms and agents of different scales to establishing ties with other communities or other institutional constructions, to produce a network of relationships aiming to generate critical thinking, actions and new forms of institutionality in the field of art, culture and politics. Her research and institutional work is crossed by the proposals of feminisms, other institutionalism, urban commons, archive and memory of social movements and politics of care.  She is currently member of the Editorial Board of L’Internationale online, and she is part of the collective projects Somateca, Archivos comunes and Calipsofacto.

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Elena Blesa Cábez is a researcher, artist and cultural mediator based in Barcelona, Spain. Graduated in Fine Arts and master on Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought, both at Barcelona. Currently, she is completing a masters on Contemporary Art History at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, hosted by Museo Reina Sofía. Her professional career is situated at a point between pedagogy and artistic production. Her research, mainly conducted from collective methodologies and dialectical practice, focuses on strategies that are being adopted from contemporary art to rethink the concept of citizenship in the Mediterranean current context. Since 2018, she’s an artist in residence at FASE, Space for the creation and thought (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat/Barcelona) and part of Espècies invasores collective.

Anna Rispoli es una artista y directora italiana que vive y trabaja en Bruselas. Ana es creadora de Income. The Unconditional speech encargada por el Festival Wiener Festvochen 2021. Fue miembro del colectivo de artistas ZimmerFrei, que participó en festivales y exposiciones internacionales como la 50a Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta 07, Biennale Valencia, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Festival Internationale del Film di Roma, Torino Film Festival , o Film Fest Gent. Anna Rispoli trabaja a través de los límites de la creación artística con el espacio civil, haciendo un uso performativo del tejido urbano para explorar la relación entre humanos, ciudades e identidades. Entre sus obras se encuentran Les Marches de la Bourse en la que reunió a activistas políticos de los últimos cincuenta años en una metamanifestación reivindicando el derecho a manifestarse, su serie de espectáculos de luces Vorrei tanto tornare a casa sobre la actitud de los residentes de un bloque de apartamentos hacia la convivencia, y el Waterfront Cycle con piezas producidas en Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Kortrijk y Abu Dhabi. En el proyecto 2020 Un cierto valor, Rispoli desarrolló una actuación participativa a partir de su investigación que explora las prácticas de mutualización desarrolladas por cinco comunidades europeas. Anna Rispoli es parte de Common Wallet, una unión de artistas con sede en Bruselas con una práctica de solidaridad económica.

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Gabriella Riccio es artista-coreógrafa, comisaria, activista e investigadora afincada en Madrid y Nápoles. Es artista residente en Planta Alta / Hablarenarte, Madrid en el marco de Desvío 2021 y en este marco es investigadora y directora de la performance “Una renta, muchos mundos”. Con una carrera profesional como autora-coreógrafa con más de 14 creaciones – gabriellariccio.art – y una formación en estudios políticos, gestión cultural y derechos humanos se enfoca en la producción artística en su dimensión política en la intersección con el activismo. Activa en el movimiento por los comunes y el Movimiento Italiano de Espacios Culturales Autónomos, como miembro residente de L’Asilo en Nápoles Es ponente en conferencias internacionales sobre bienes comunes culturales y democracia participativa y ha publicado ensayos – gabriellariccio.academia.edu – sobre la relación entre danza y filosofía, así como sobre la intersección de la ética, la estética y la política.

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Emanuele Braga cofundador del centro de Macao en Milano. Es artista, investigador y activista. Además de su trabajo en Macao, cofundó la compañía de danza y teatro Balletto Civile (2003), el proyecto de arte contemporáneo Rhaze (2011), así como Landscape Choreography (2012), una plataforma de arte que cuestiona el papel del cuerpo. bajo el capitalismo. Su investigación se centra en modelos de producción cultural, procesos de transformación social, economía política, derechos laborales y la institución de los bienes comunes.

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Marco Baravalle es miembro de S.a.L.E. Docks en Venecia, un espacio colectivo e independiente para las artes visuales, el activismo y el teatro experimental ubicado en lo que había sido una instalación de almacenamiento de sal abandonada en Dorsoduro, Venecia. Fundada en 2007, su programación incluye reuniones de grupos de activistas, exposiciones formales, proyecciones y acciones. Además de gestionar la diversa programación en S.a.L.E. Docks, Baravalle es actualmente becario de investigación en INCOMMON (Universidad IUAV de Venecia). Sus campos de investigación incluyen la relación entre arte, teatro y activismo, trabajo creativo, gentrificación y el posicionamiento del arte dentro de la economía neoliberal.

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Sara Buraya Boned forma parte del Departamento de Actividades Públicas del Museo en Red del Museo Reina Sofía donde fue Coordinadora de Programas Culturales (2013-2015) y Coordinadora de Programas Internacionales (2016-2019) como Project manager de Our Many Europes. Europa crítica de los noventa y el museo constituyente y los usos del arte. El legado de 1848 y 1989 de la confederación europea de museos L’Internationale, y el programa Midstream. Nuevas formas de desarrollo de la audiencia en el arte contemporáneo con la red eipcp. Dentro del Museo en Red trabaja con plataformas y agentes de diferentes escalas para establecer lazos con otras comunidades u otras construcciones institucionales, para producir una red de relaciones con el objetivo de generar pensamiento crítico, acciones y nuevas formas de institucionalidad en el campo del arte, la cultura y política. Su labor investigadora y institucional está atravesada por las propuestas de feminismos, otras institucionalidades, bienes comunes urbanos, archivo y memoria de movimientos sociales y políticas de cuidado. Actualmente es miembro del Comité Editorial de L’Internationale online, y forma parte de los proyectos colectivos Somateca, Archivos comunes y Calipsofacto.

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Elena Blesa Cábez es investigadora, artista y mediadora cultural con sede en Barcelona, España. Licenciada en Bellas Artes y máster en Estudios Comparados en Literatura, Arte y Pensamiento, ambas en Barcelona. Actualmente, está cursando una maestría en Historia del Arte Contemporáneo en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, impartida por el Museo Reina Sofía. Su carrera profesional se sitúa en un punto entre la pedagogía y la producción artística. Su investigación, desarrollada principalmente desde metodologías colectivas y práctica dialéctica, se centra en estrategias que se están adoptando desde el arte contemporáneo para repensar el concepto de ciudadanía en el contexto actual mediterráneo. Desde 2018 es artista residente en FASE, Espacio para la creación y el pensamiento (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / Barcelona) y forma parte del colectivo Espècies invasores.

THE ART OF DAO | Decentralised Autonomous Organizations for the Commons


School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration DAO Decentralised Autonomous Organizations for the Commons. The online meeting is on Wednesday, June 9th Round Table 15:00 CEST, Lecture 17:00. The lecture and the round table will be recorded and streamed in the museum, the zoom room will be open to the speakers.

Co-organized by 

Institute of Radical Imagination / The School of Mutation

The Sphere for LIFE on The Planet ORSIMANIRANA / MGK – Hamburg 

Program

15.00 – Round table 

NFT, Quadratic Vote and Common Wallets 

Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Emanuele Braga, Cem Dagdelen (CurveLabs / The Sphere), Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmith University/IRI) in discussion with Erik Bordeleau,  Massimo De Angelis and Jerszy Seymour

We gather around this table projects and researchers that experimented in the last decade on how to use blockchain and crypto-economic for the process of commoning. The challenge here is how to use technology, not for a blind techno-optimism, replicating the capitalistic financialization of the social, competition and individualism, but on the opposite, how new technologies could infrastructure the planet to come. In this round table, we question how NFT, decision-making process, fundraising and common management of resources can be the technological answers to political questions. 

17.00 – Lecture

We Too Have a Code:  Notes Around Digital Commons and the question of Programmability

Erik Bordeleau

We need to cultivate a new feel of the infrastructure that is up to the challenge of political organizing in the digital age. How do we conceive of the becoming machinic of the social, and the becoming social of the abstract machines we are part of? And how does that concern the formation of cosmo-financial or crypto-scalable commons to come?  Taking Deleuze & Guattari’s notion of surplus value of code as a starting point, this presentation will explore the question of organization as digital incorporation in an age of monetary experimentation, following the development distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and the emergent field of blockchain-based cryptoeconomics.

18.00 – Performance 

How to visualize an ecosystem

ART FOR UBI (Manifesto) #2 | Open online Assembly


Online Assembly ART for UBI (Manifesto) N°2 on Thursday, December 17th at 18:30 CET. With Ilenia Caleo, Dena Beard, Julio Linares, Anna Rispoli, Emanuele Braga, Marco Baravalle. The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Art for UBI.  Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87252121414 Meeting ID: 872 5212 1414

We continue our collective debate towards the drafting of the ARTS FOR UBI Manifesto. In this session we will address the mobilizations of art workers in Italy during the pandemic. We will analyze the experimental basic income for artists implemented by the city of San Francisco. We will talk about basic incomes models on blockchain and about art as a possible field of experimentation of alternative economic models. 


PARTICIPANTS TO THE ASSEMBLY

Ilenia Caleo: Performer and researcher in queer studies and feminist epistemologies at the IUAV University of Venice. She is among the co-founders of Campo Innocente, a network founded after the pandemic outbreak to defend art workers rights and to promote UBI. (https://ilcampoinnocente.blogspot.com/)

Dena Beard: Executive Director of The Lab in San Francisco. She received her M.A. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was previously Assistant Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Julio Linares: researcher at Circles, a blockchain based basic income made to promote local economies. https://joincircles.net/

Anna Rispoli: (Common Wallet) Common Wallet is a community based practice in Brussels created by artists. They are socializing their personal income basing the access to liquidity on mutual aid principles.

Emanuele Braga (Macao – ITA) Emanuele is an activist and artist, member of Macao, center for art and research in Milano (IT). His intervention will describe the self organized Basic Income redistribution within the community of Macao in the last 5 years. http://www.macaomilano.org/IMG/pdf/3_-_commoncoin_basic_income.pdf?1498/0c7e90052d75f199cb712e014f1f8100f3113c3e

Marco Baravallle (S.a.L.E. Docks – ITA) http://www.saledocks.org/ Marco is a member of S.a.L.E. Doks, a self-managed art space in Venice. His intervention will focus on the importance of UBI and dis-identification in the organization of art and culture living labor.

Giuseppe Micciarelli (L’Asilo – ITA) jurist and political philosopher. PhD in Public Law, Theory of National and European Institutions and Legal Philosophy at the University of Salerno, Italy. He is member of Laboratorio filosofico-giuridico e filosofico-politico ‘Hans Kelsen and editor of Soft Power, Euro-American Journal of Historical and Theoretical Studies of Politics. L’Asilo elaborated on UBI within the framework of The commons as ecosystems for culture on EU scale.

Gabriella Riccio (L’Asilo – ITA) is an artist, activist and researcher, member of L’Asilo, art & culture common in Naples IT. L’Asilo elaborated on UBI within the framework of The commons as ecosystems for culture on EU scale.

RAISING CARE | Care for language


3rd online Assembly with Brigate Volontarie per l’Emergenza (Italy), Territorio Doméstico (Spain), Skart (Serbia), Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus (Athens), Obiezione Respinta (Italy), Mesa de mayores de Usera (Madrid).  The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Raising Care holds this online workshop based on exchange of practices on NOVEMBER 12th at 17:30 CET. Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89525339150 Meeting ID: 895 2533 9150 

NEW PARADOXES OF THE POLITICS OF CARE 

Both ethics of care and care practices have moved forward during this last crisis. One of the aims of this collective 3-sessions-iteration would be to analyse this new tension among groups whose “care practices” were active from before the Covid-19 turn and also with groups which have been rising during covid. 

We plan to start a conversation among collectives by asking: 

  • who cares and who is cared for? 
  • what needs of “socialising care” (redistributing) are we meeting now? 
  • which tools are we using or building new because of new needs? 
  • how have reconfigured the public language/space/media. 
  • how care is becoming a term of the power, governments, media? 
  • which conflict in our practices are we finding? 
  • which relations we found among our “autonomous” practices of care and the role of the public sector nowadays? 

Profiles

Brigate Volontarie per l’Emergenza (Italy) Fighting fear together to defeat the virus. This initiative was created to address the risk of the collapse of the national health system during the Covid-19 emergency. Volunteers in support of the population, together with Emergency ONG, we organize intervention teams to make our active contribution to overcoming this emergency. https://www.facebook.com/brigatevolontarieMilano

Mesa de mayores de Usera (Madrid) is an organization of elderly people from Usera, a southern neighborhood of Madrid. Facing the lack of hedge during covid pandemia, the Usera Senior Board are self-organizing alternative tools with the aim of offering support to the elderly. Through social networks and email, the board faces isolation, provides information about the resources of the neighborhood and brings mutual care support. http://mayoresusera.alonsodiez.com/

Obiezione Respinta (Italy) is a movement fighting for sexual and reproductive self determination. Facing the increase of obstetric violence and general disinformation on medical / health practices aimed at women and lgbtqi subjects cases in Italy, Obiezione Respinta have created a self-managed platform that allows to report the places where the objection of conscience is in a common map. The platform offers a free service of access to information that is commonly not easily available. https://obiezionerespinta.info/info

Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus (Athens) has been active in the field of solidarity education since 2005, while in 2006 it took the legal form of an association, with its ultimate aim being the educational and training support and the cultural advance of immigrants and refugees residing in Greece. Last year, it had more than 670 registered students from 43 different national backgrounds and 38 volunteers in teaching and supporting roles. http://solidarityschools.gr/?page_id=12341&lang=en

Škart (Serbia) Škart (rejects/ausschus/scarto) group was founded in 1990 at the Architecture Faculty in Belgrade, Serbia-Yugoslavia. Through permanent inner conflict, together with various collaborators, the group survived 3 decades as a collective which is questioning edged forms of poetry, architecture, graphic design, publishing, music, performance, alternative education and social activism. http://www.skart.rs

Territorio Doméstico (Spain) is a feminist and transborderist collective in Madrid, formed by women, many of them housekeepers, climing visibility and social reorganization of care work. TD has been fighting for more than 14 years for the recognition of rights in household employment, the valuation of care work in a system that devalues them, makes them invisible and precarious, despite the fact that they are essential sustaining life. https://www.facebook.com/territoriodomestico

Raising care – is an iteration and a working group for the School of Mutation, by members of IRI and its network, that came together to reflect, organise and instigate a new approach to care as commons. The group consists of Elena Blesa Cábez, Emanuele Braga, Sara Buraya Boned, Jesus Carrillo, Maddalena Fragnito, Elena Lasala Palomar, Theo Prodromidis, Gabriella Riccio and Pablo García Bachiller.

RAISING CARE | Care for tools


2nd online Assembly with Brigate Volontarie per l’Emergenza (Italy), Territorio Doméstico (Spain), Skart (Serbia), Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus (Athens), Obiezione Respinta (Italy), Mesa de mayores de Usera (Madrid).  The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Raisin Care holds this online workshop based on exchange of practices on NOVEMBER 5th at 18:30 CET. Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85257147600 Meeting ID 852 5714 7600

NEW PARADOXES OF THE POLITICS OF CARE 

Both ethics of care and care practices have moved forward during this last crisis. One of the aims of this collective 3-sessions-iteration would be to analyse this new tension among groups whose “care practices” were active from before the Covid-19 turn and also with groups which have been rising during covid. 

We plan to start a conversation among collectives by asking: 

  • who cares and who is cared for? 
  • what needs of “socialising care” (redistributing) are we meeting now? 
  • which tools are we using or building new because of new needs? 
  • how have reconfigured the public language/space/media. 
  • how care is becoming a term of the power, governments, media? 
  • which conflict in our practices are we finding? 
  • which relations we found among our “autonomous” practices of care and the role of the public sector nowadays? 

Profiles

Brigate Volontarie per l’Emergenza (Italy) Fighting fear together to defeat the virus. This initiative was created to address the risk of the collapse of the national health system during the Covid-19 emergency. Volunteers in support of the population, together with Emergency ONG, we organize intervention teams to make our active contribution to overcoming this emergency. https://www.facebook.com/brigatevolontarieMilano

Mesa de mayores de Usera (Madrid) is an organization of elderly people from Usera, a southern neighborhood of Madrid. Facing the lack of hedge during covid pandemia, the Usera Senior Board are self-organizing alternative tools with the aim of offering support to the elderly. Through social networks and email, the board faces isolation, provides information about the resources of the neighborhood and brings mutual care support. http://mayoresusera.alonsodiez.com/

Obiezione Respinta (Italy) is a movement fighting for sexual and reproductive self determination. Facing the increase of obstetric violence and general disinformation on medical / health practices aimed at women and lgbtqi subjects cases in Italy, Obiezione Respinta have created a self-managed platform that allows to report the places where the objection of conscience is in a common map. The platform offers a free service of access to information that is commonly not easily available. https://obiezionerespinta.info/info

Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus (Athens) has been active in the field of solidarity education since 2005, while in 2006 it took the legal form of an association, with its ultimate aim being the educational and training support and the cultural advance of immigrants and refugees residing in Greece. Last year, it had more than 670 registered students from 43 different national backgrounds and 38 volunteers in teaching and supporting roles. http://solidarityschools.gr/?page_id=12341&lang=en

Škart (Serbia) Škart (rejects/ausschus/scarto) group was founded in 1990 at the Architecture Faculty in Belgrade, Serbia-Yugoslavia. Through permanent inner conflict, together with various collaborators, the group survived 3 decades as a collective which is questioning edged forms of poetry, architecture, graphic design, publishing, music, performance, alternative education and social activism. http://www.skart.rs

Territorio Doméstico (Spain) is a feminist and transborderist collective in Madrid, formed by women, many of them housekeepers, climing visibility and social reorganization of care work. TD has been fighting for more than 14 years for the recognition of rights in household employment, the valuation of care work in a system that devalues them, makes them invisible and precarious, despite the fact that they are essential sustaining life. https://www.facebook.com/territoriodomestico

Raising care – is an iteration and a working group for the School of Mutation, by members of IRI and its network, that came together to reflect, organise and instigate a new approach to care as commons. The group consists of Elena Blesa Cábez, Emanuele Braga, Sara Buraya Boned, Jesus Carrillo, Maddalena Fragnito, Elena Lasala Palomar, Theo Prodromidis, Gabriella Riccio and Pablo García Bachiller.

RAISING CARE | Care for people


1st online Assembly with Brigate Volontarie per l’Emergenza (Italy), Territorio Doméstico (Spain), Skart (Serbia), Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus (Athens), Obiezione Respinta (Italy), Mesa de mayores de Usera (Madrid).  The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Raisin Care holds this online meeting on 29 OCTOBER at 18:30 CET. Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84259733096

NEW PARADOXES OF THE POLITICS OF CARE 

Both ethics of care and care practices have moved forward during this last crisis. One of the aims of this collective 3-sessions-iteration would be to analyse this new tension among groups whose “care practices” were active from before the Covid-19 turn and also with groups which have been rising during covid. 

We plan to start a conversation among collectives by asking: 

  • who cares and who is cared for? 
  • what needs of “socialising care” (redistributing) are we meeting now? 
  • which tools are we using or building new because of new needs? 
  • how have reconfigured the public language/space/media. 
  • how care is becoming a term of the power, governments, media? 
  • which conflict in our practices are we finding? 
  • which relations we found among our “autonomous” practices of care and the role of the public sector nowadays? 

Profiles

Brigate Volontarie per l’Emergenza (Italy) Fighting fear together to defeat the virus. This initiative was created to address the risk of the collapse of the national health system during the Covid-19 emergency. Volunteers in support of the population, together with Emergency ONG, we organize intervention teams to make our active contribution to overcoming this emergency. https://www.facebook.com/brigatevolontarieMilano

Mesa de mayores de Usera (Madrid) is an organization of elderly people from Usera, a southern neighborhood of Madrid. Facing the lack of hedge during covid pandemia, the Usera Senior Board are self-organizing alternative tools with the aim of offering support to the elderly. Through social networks and email, the board faces isolation, provides information about the resources of the neighborhood and brings mutual care support. http://mayoresusera.alonsodiez.com/

Obiezione Respinta (Italy) is a movement fighting for sexual and reproductive self determination. Facing the increase of obstetric violence and general disinformation on medical / health practices aimed at women and lgbtqi subjects cases in Italy, Obiezione Respinta have created a self-managed platform that allows to report the places where the objection of conscience is in a common map. The platform offers a free service of access to information that is commonly not easily available. https://obiezionerespinta.info/info

Open School for Immigrants of Piraeus (Athens) has been active in the field of solidarity education since 2005, while in 2006 it took the legal form of an association, with its ultimate aim being the educational and training support and the cultural advance of immigrants and refugees residing in Greece. Last year, it had more than 670 registered students from 43 different national backgrounds and 38 volunteers in teaching and supporting roles. http://solidarityschools.gr/?page_id=12341&lang=en

Škart (Serbia) Škart (rejects/ausschus/scarto) group was founded in 1990 at the Architecture Faculty in Belgrade, Serbia-Yugoslavia. Through permanent inner conflict, together with various collaborators, the group survived 3 decades as a collective which is questioning edged forms of poetry, architecture, graphic design, publishing, music, performance, alternative education and social activism. http://www.skart.rs

Territorio Doméstico (Spain) is a feminist and transborderist collective in Madrid, formed by women, many of them housekeepers, climing visibility and social reorganization of care work. TD has been fighting for more than 14 years for the recognition of rights in household employment, the valuation of care work in a system that devalues them, makes them invisible and precarious, despite the fact that they are essential sustaining life. https://www.facebook.com/territoriodomestico

Raising care – is an iteration and a working group for the School of Mutation, by members of IRI and its network, that came together to reflect, organise and instigate a new approach to care as commons. The group consists of Elena Blesa Cábez, Emanuele Braga, Sara Buraya Boned, Jesus Carrillo, Maddalena Fragnito, Elena Lasala Palomar, Theo Prodromidis, Gabriella Riccio and Pablo García Bachiller.

GESTURES OF RADICAL IMAGINATION: A PROGRAM FOR THE USEFUL REVOLUTION by Emanuele Braga

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translation by Gabriella Riccio

Do we change, now? It will probably always be worse: the techno-authoritarian drift

Coronavirus management risks dragging everyone into techno-authoritarianism: a social life awaits us in which we are controlled every move we make. Through GPS, cell phones, cameras in public spaces and streets it will be possible to understand if we really respect the rules of social distancing. At first they will tell us that their data collection will respect anonymity and that it will be performed “only” to understand mass behavior. Then they will come to individual sanctions and integrated ranking systems. Those who are unemployed will have to stay at home or go shopping at the most, only those with a job will be allowed to move or take a plane.

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IRI MEETING #3 ATHENS | SOLIDARITY SCHOOLS

With the collaboration of the Solidarity School Mesopotamia and the Open School Piraeus, the Institute of Radical Imagination created a space to reflect on practices of radical pedagogy and set up together with solidarity schools for social activation and political prefiguration of education in the commons.

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IRI MEETING #2 MADRID | URBAN COMMONS

The second gathering of the Institute of Radical Imagination takes place from 28th of May to 2nd of June 2018 at the Ingobernable, Madrid.

The five-days event in Madrid will consist in two parallel sets of events: a MASTER in Urban Commons, organized by La Ingobernable in collaboration with IRI and involving various Spanish urban commons and social centres and a three-day workshop about the Institute of Radical Imagination’s forms of governance, sustainability, future projects and potential collaborations with social centres and urban commons across Europe’s south, the Mediterranean and the global South.

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NOTES ON MAPPING THE INSTITUTE OF RADICAL IMAGINATION by Emanuele Braga and Marco Baravalle

Relationship between the visible and the invisible

To map or to create a diagram means to visualize a certain chose contents, be it the physical geography of a portion of space or the relational network of people and organizations working to define an Institute for Radial Imagination. Of course, by creating maps, we are only partially describing already existing territories that will define the space covered by the Institute activity.

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IRI MEETING #1 NAPLES | RADICAL IMAGINATION


L’Asilo November 29th / Scugnizzo Liberato November 30th > Fb


PROGRAM

November 29th at L’Asilo

10:00 – 14:30 Organisational meeting of the IRI’s steering committee:

  1. The Institute of Radical Imagination Introduced by Mao Mollona.
  2. New forms of collaboration. The museum of the commons with Manuel Borja Villel.
  3. Relations, aesthetics and politics Introduced by Marco Baravalle.
  4. Translation. Collaborative platforms, common language and methodology of working in commons introduced by Raúl Sánchez Cedillo.
  5. Legalising the Commons and new Municipalism introduced by Giuseppe Micciarelli.
  6. Mapping the Institute of Radical Imagination introduced by Emanuele Braga and Marco Baravalle.
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