Pirate Care

  • Valeria Graziano (Convenor)
  • Hall, G. (Organising Committee)
  • Evans, A. (Organising Committee)
  • Peter Conlin (Organising Committee)
  • Miriam De Rosa (Organising Committee)
  • Adema, J. (Organising Committee)
  • Kaja Marczewska (Organising Committee)
  • Nenad Romic (Organising Committee)
  • Tomislav Medak (Organising Committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


The Centre for Post Digital Cultures second annual conference will explore the phenomenon of 'Pirate Care'. The term Pirate Care (Graziano, 2018) condenses two processes that are particularly visible at present. On the one hand, basic care provisions that were previously considered cornerstones of social life are now being pushed towards illegality, as a consequence of geopolitical reordering and the marketisation of social services. At the same time new, technologically-enabled care networks are emerging in opposition to this drive toward illegality. The conference will feature projects providing various forms of pirate care ranging from refugee assistence, healthcare, reproductive care, childcare, access to public transport, access to knowledge, a number of reflections from and on such practices, and a film programme.
Period19 Jun 201920 Jun 2019
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • piracy
  • care
  • Hacking
  • criminalisation
  • solidarity
  • welfare
  • Healthcare