Disruptive Fridays #3: Pirate Care
Disruption Network Lab
Valeria Graziano, Natasha Falkov and Elena Veljanovska
The third edition of Disruption Network Lab’s new programme stream – DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS (live every Friday at 17:00 hrs Berlin time) features a conversation between Valeria Graziano (Researcher, pirate.care.syllabus), Natasha Falkov (Berlin Collective Action) and Elena Veljanovska (Disruption Network Lab).
The edition addresses self-organized care initiatives in times of Corona in North Italy and Berlin. pirate.care researches, gathers & nourishes initiatives which are taking risks by operating in the narrow grey zones left open between different care knowledges, institutions and laws. Flatten the curve, grow the care: What are we learning from Covid-19 is their curriculum that evolved with the Covid crisis. Berlin Collective Action started a fundraising to provide emergency financial aid to at-risk nightlife workers in Berlin — those whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by COVID-19, and especially those who do not have access to other support systems.
The speakers discuss using piracy as a political tool for care and focus on the solidarity initiatives that are serving as active caretakers since the outbreak of the crisis. They also talk about the current societal reorganization and how the crisis is affecting the health and livelihoods of women, BIPOC, queer, trans- and non-binary people, sex workers, non-EU migrants, and other marginalised groups who are all part of the at-risk communities in this crisis.
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