Through my labor I produce pedagogical frameworks that draw on anarco-collectivist studies, as well as video representations of these moments. With my artistic practice I attempt to put into question how a “we” can be constituted, re-centering anti-imperialist struggles, feminist and queer practices, and an analysis of class constructs within the frameworks I use.
Agency (2014) is the result of a workshop that began in 2013 with a group of volunteer students from Manara High School in Rome. In the months proceeding the workshop the students were visited by editors, social justice workers, and economists who conversed with them about their respective roles and their stakes in the sociopolitical landscape of contemporary Italy. The three-day workshop was held at Maxxi Museum in Rome and saw five different categories battle for “power”: journalists, activists, bankers, workers, and politicians. While these categories that the students adhered to were certainly banalizing, the students were encouraged to render the overlaps between them visible and produce complex interrelations as the role-play progressed. Journalists were responsible for an hourly report on the advancement of “society” in which they exposed what they could glean from each group. The simulation was interrupted by planned moments of abstraction from the game; moments of debate both about the social conditions which were being constructed in the workshop situation through the delivery of choices and decision making, as well as, importantly, on the meaning and workings of power.