Pirate Care

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The name refers to initiatives that have emerged in opposition to neoliberal policies and paternalistic institutions that are denying basic care provisions to many. Pirate Care works on establishing infrastructures for self-organised, technologically-enabled practices of care and collective learning from those practices. In his presentation, he will also expand on the technological aspects of the project, which are rooted in their previous work in shadow librarianship and their aspiration to foster autonomy in social movements through technological upskilling by using simple and sustainable tools.


Dr. Tomislav Medak is a researcher with a PhD on technopolitics and planetary environmental crisis from Coventry University’s Centre for Postdigital Cultures. Tomislav is a member of the theory and publishing team of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA in Zagreb, a co-initiator of the Pirate Care project, and formerly an artist in the performing arts collective BADco. His research interests are in the environmental crisis, the political economy of intellectual property, and the unevenness of techno-science. At times, he also writes on theatre, dance and politics. He is proficient in minimal computing and amateur libriarianship.