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In the aftermath of WWII, many people demanded health practices to be supported via the public sector, fighting so that care could be made available universally and for free at the point of use. Today, after decades of privatization and delocalization, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, discussions around how to re-organize healthcare as a common good are once again urgent.

In this talk, Valeria Graziano hopes to contribute to these conversations by offering some stories coming from the healthcare struggles that took place in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s. It will map some of the ways in which they brought together demands against toxic conditions at the workplace, environmental degradation, gender roles in the home and a managerial monopoly of technological innovation, inventing a whole host of original practices and institutions along the way.

The presentation will be held in English on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in the large hall of Filodrammatica (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka), starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Valeria Graziano

The talk will present some of the research Valeria Graziano developed together with Maddalena Fragnito in the context of the artist residence Matrice Lavoro (curated by Base Milano and the ISEC Foundation), which allowed them to dig into the archives in search for the forgotten stories related to workers’ struggles for health in Italy (2022). The research has recently been presented in the context of Who Cares? Feminist Art Festival, Berlin and Farout Live Arts Festival, Milan.




Pirate Care Syllabus
Rebelling with Care. Exploring open technologies for commoning healthcare
Repair Matters

Valeria Graziano is a cultural theorist and organizer currently based at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Rijeka. Over the years, she has been involved in a number of participatory research initiatives across social movements and the cultural sector, focusing on the relation between technopolitics, institutional analysis and popular pedagogy; repair and refusal of work; care and pleasure. She is one of the convenors of the Pirate Care Syllabus project. Recent publications include "Rebelling with Care. Exploring open technologies for commoning healthcare" (Milan: WeMake) and "Repair Matters", a special issue of "ephemera. Theory & Politics in Organization."

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