WORK

What is the value given to work in today’s society? During the day dedicated to the theme of work we will explore the oppressions of the (re)productive system, we will imagine new ideas of work through a feminist lens, we will speak about rest, and last but not least we will invite those who want to take a nap.

WORKSHOP 1 SYSTEMIC OPPRESSIONS

Full Day
 

"It doesn't work !" : Exploring work oppressions through the Theatre of the Oppressed approach

 

Theatre of the Oppressed is a form of participatory theatre with the objective of allowing people to empower themselves collectively against systemic oppression, starting from their individual experiences. During this full-day workshop, we will explore together how today’s work cultures and systems replicate injustice towards individuals and social groups.

Throughout the day, and thanks to theatrical tools, we will get to know each other, discover our bodies and limitations, share and deconstruct lived experiences, and reflect collectively upon them. If you feel that you have experienced any form of oppression, injustice or discrimination in your work life, you are welcome to participate. There is no need to have any experience in theatre or in acting. The workshop will be held by a non-italian speaking person, so it is most accessible to those who can communicate in English.

 

Facilitator: Hakim Trabelsi Bononato 

Language: English (the facilitator also speaks French and Spanish)

WORKSHOP 2 RETHINKING WORK

Morning
Open Space

Morning activities will be based on the participants' proposals. Would you like to offer an activity to the group, share a skill, or start a discussion group connected to this year's themes? Let us know in the registration form! Not all proposals might be realised, but your knowledge will certainly enrich our time together.

Afternoon
Rethinking work

During the afternoon Adriana Maestro, director of the School for Transformative Economy at the Peace University of the Marche, will be with us. In an interactive session, we will collectively re-think the idea of work.

It is important to reach a new idea of work, with new valuation criteria and a reappropriation of economic processes on behalf of communities. This starts by rethinking the distinction between productive and reproductive work, and the reputation and social and ecological usefulness of different jobs. The relation between work and life is a question underpins all others. The feeling is that, faced with a working world that has dramatically changed due to transformations that have already taken place, we are still talking about work using outdated categories. We will reflect together on these themes, to make spaces for new ideas, interpretations, and connections.

Further reading on the themes that we will discuss:

D. Graeber, Bullshit jobs, Milan 2018
S. Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation, Milan 2020
F. Coin, Le grandi dimissioni. Il nuovo rifiuto del lavoro e il tempo di riprenderci la vita, Torino 2023
I. Praetorius, Economy is care, Milan 2019.

Facilitators: Adriana Maestro, Emma Marzi, Louisa Di Felice

Language: Italian (the facilitators also speak English and Spanish)

W0RKSHOP 3 SIESTA RESIST

 

Why are we always so tired? Why is there never enough time? What exactly is FOMO? Who has the privilege to experience non-work as rest, and who is labelled as a burden to society instead? Inspired by the words of anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist feminist thinkers, we propose a time for active and collective reflection on the themes of siesta and leisure as tools of political struggle. Let’s dismantle together the idea that the value of rest is merely to make us more productive at work, and that feeling exhausted is an inevitable condition.

Morning
Mapping Nap Spots and Hammock Workshop

In the morning, we will organise our exchanges around two activities: Elena will guide us in (re)discovering the place we temporarily occupy, searching for the best spots to take a siesta. Then, we will learn together how to make a rope hammock, which we will leave as a contribution to the Social Camp community.

Afternoon
Open Space

Afternoon activities will be based on the participants' proposals. Would you like to offer an activity to the group, share a skill, or start a discussion group connected to this year's themes? Let us know in the registration form! Not all proposals might be realized, but your knowledge will certainly enrich our time together.

Facilitators: Elena Demaria Childers, Norma Nardi, Agata Denni

Italian, English (the facilitators also speak French) Italiano, Inglese (le facilitatrici parlano anche francese)