Pirate.Care Project

Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, Maddalena Fragnito De Giorgio

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Pirate Care (https://pirate.care), is an international research and creative project fostering a network of activists, scholars and practitioners who stand against the criminalization of solidarity and for a common care infrastructure.

The first iteration of the project was commissioned by the cultural centre Drugo More's as part of the flagship programme Dopolavoro for the Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020 scheme.

Hosted by the cultural centre Drugo More, within the program Dopolavoro, Pirate Care includes the following activities/outputs:

Starting September 2019: Pirate Care Reading Group
A drop-in reading group (open to everyone) in Rijeka discussing examples of and texts on collective care practices, civil disobedience, custodianship and self-care as political self-defence. Newcomers are welcome to join at any point. If you would like to join the reading group mailing list please contact: info@pirate.care

November 2019: Pirate Care Syllabus Writing Retreat.
A meeting of practitioners, activists and researchers will be convened in Rijeka to create a collaborative online syllabus and share resources for political pedagogy.

September 2020: Pirate Care Summer Camp
A summer camp comprising a variety of workshops and activities facilitated by practitioners, activists and researchers. We will activate the syllabus, read, play, relax, share and reflect together. The camp will be accompanied by a public program of events open to all and by an exhibition documenting our research and pedagogical explorations of pirate care.

In March 2020 the project has been invited to present as part of the international conference MoneyLab n.8, Aksioma Gallery, Lubjlana. https://aksioma.org/moneylab8/
MoneyLab is a collaboration between the Institute of Networked Cultures (NL) and Amsterdam University of Applied Science.

In April 2020, Pirate Care has been invited for a two weeks residency at Kunsthalle Wien (AT), in the context of the exhibition “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace” opening on 8th March 2020. (http://kunsthallewien.at/#/en/exhibitions/bread-wine-cars-security-and-peace). The project will be presenting its Pirate Care Syllabus in the exhibition and develop a series of public events and workshops with invited guests.

Original languageEnglish
TypePirate Care (https://pirate.care), project commission for Drugo More's flagship programme Dopolavoro, part of Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020.
Media of outputReading Group; Online Syllabus; Exhibition; Summer Camp
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Sep 2019

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