HOW TO STRIKE
HOW TO STRIKE
With Alytus Biennial, Tiziano Bonini, Giulia Druetta Moderated by Vincenzo Estremo AWI
The first roundtable investigates the genealogy of work in the current mediatised world, sharing tactics of self-organisation and the strategies of legitimation that are representative of different categories of workers. Faced with the flexibility, the “platformization”, and the fragmentation of interpersonal relationships that have redefined contemporary work, art and the workers in this field, through participant observation, try to understand what active role they can play in the broader current of social movements. The roundtable brings into dialogue the experiences of legitimization of gig workers with the attempts of organisation and protest in the artistic field. Starting from an intersectional point of view and from the international protests of riders, the roundtable aims to create a transversal community based on dialogue and sharing tools of protest and struggle. HOW TO STRIKE wants to intercept and publicly share the desire of all workers to redefine the terms and conditions of a new and more ethical work statute.
The meeting took place during the “Giornata del Contemporaneo”, an annual event promoted by AMACI – Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums to celebrate contemporary art in Italy.
Giulia Druetta, lawyer at the Turin Court, was defender of the Foodora riders in the case that led to the ruling of the Court of Cassation no. 1663/2020 (recognition of legal treatment of work organised by contractors as standard employment, rather than self-employed)
Tiziano Bonini is Associate Professor in Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes at the University of Siena, where he teaches Sociology of Communication. He deals with the political economy of media, cultural industries and the processes of “platformization” of society.
Alytus (Psychic Strike) Biennial is a project born in 2005 that aims to create a ground of counter-eurocentric manifestation, denouncing structural racism in the culture of biennalization. Its objective is to promote processes of decolonization through the inclusion of the experience of Black Power and the subversion of the standardisation of workers’ conditions. More info: www.alytusbiennial.com