Pirate Care researches, gathers & nourishes those care initiatives which are taking risks by operating in the narrow grey zones left open between different technologies, institutions and laws, inviting all to participate in a exploration of the mutual implications of care and technology that dare questioning the ideology of property, work and metrics.
Starting September 2019: Pirate Care Reading Group
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit. – Audre Lorde
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2019: Pirate Care Syllabus Writing Retreat.
The syllabus is the manifesto of the twenty-first century. - HyperReadings.info
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
Caring labour is aimed at maintaining or augmenting another person’s freedom. And the paradigmatic form of freedom is self-directed activity: play. - David Graeber
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.