Illustration by Kaya, On the Biennale’s ruins, 2020.
translation by Gabriella Riccio
Too much love and friendship connect me to many people working for and around Venice Biennale. Too much admiration connects me to many that thanks to La Biennale made Venice a place to come back to instead of a “once-in-a-lifetime” tourist destination. Not light-heartedly these pages will go down as an exercise of speculation and critique. I am participating in the uncertainty of those people risking to lose their jobs, watching their business fail, not getting their contracts renewed, being unable to access the already miserable existing welfare measures. Considering the earnings in monetary terms: room attendants, janitors, technicians, workers, freelancers, researchers, teachers, journalists, tourist-guides, artists, architects, curators, performers, etc. will – more or less – lose something due to a possible (yet hopefully unlikely) cancellation or postponed events programmes linked to the various departments of La Biennale.Continue reading “ON THE BIENNALE’S RUINS? INHABITING THE VOID, COVERING THE DISTANCE by Marco Baravalle”
Museum on the Vistula, Warsaw, Art Against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st Centuries – 24 October (Thursday); Internationalism After the End of Globalization – 25–26 October (Friday–Saturday), full program below
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.Continue reading “INTERNATIONALISM AFTER THE END OF GLOBALISATION”
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.Continue reading “IRI MEETING #3 ATHENS | SOLIDARITY SCHOOLS”
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.Continue reading “IRI MEETING #2 MADRID | URBAN COMMONS”
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.Continue reading “NOTES ON MAPPING THE INSTITUTE OF RADICAL IMAGINATION by Emanuele Braga and Marco Baravalle”
November 29th at L’Asilo
10:00 – 14:30 – Organisational meeting of the IRI’s steering committee:
- The Institute of Radical Imagination Introduced by Mao Mollona.
- New forms of collaboration. The museum of the commons with Manuel Borja Villel.
- Relations, aesthetics and politics Introduced by Marco Baravalle.
- Translation. Collaborative platforms, common language and methodology of working in commons introduced by Raúl Sánchez Cedillo.
- Legalising the Commons and new Municipalism introduced by Giuseppe Micciarelli.
- Mapping the Institute of Radical Imagination introduced by Emanuele Braga and Marco Baravalle.