'Filosofía pirata, edición libre', discussion with Perro Tuerto y Pucho (El Rancho Electrónico) y Gabriela Méndez Cota (Universidad Iberoamericana) for the Mexico city radio station Ibero, September 12, 2019.

Open Humanities Press – The Inhumanist Manifesto

Pirate Philosophy, This Is Not A Pipe Podcast

HyperCritical Theory

Übercapitalism and What Can Be Done About It

Recent publications

Masked Media (limited edition paper-only publication for The House That Heals The Soul exhibition, Tetley, Leeds, 2018) 

 The Inhumanist Manifesto: Extended Play (Techne Lab, 2017)

Open Access

Most of Gary's work is freely available to read and download either here in Media Gifts or in Coventry University's online repositories PURE here, and CURVE here 

Radical Open Access

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Pirate Care conference, 19th-20th June 2019, Coventry 


Centre for Postdigital Cultures 2nd Annual Conference
19 & 20 June 2019 Square One, Coventry University

This event is free and open to all, but places are limited. Please register at the link below.


The Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, UK invites you to its second annual conference, which will explore the phenomenon of 'Pirate Care'. The term Pirate Care condenses two processes that are particularly visible at present. On the one hand, basic care provisions that were previously considered cornerstones of social life are now being pushed towards illegality, as a consequence of geopolitical reordering and the marketisation of social services. At the same time new, technologically-enabled care networks are emerging in opposition to this drive toward illegality. The conference will feature projects providing various forms of pirate care ranging from refugee assistance, healthcare, reproductive care, childcare, access to public transport, access to knowledge, a number of reflections from and on such practices, and a film programme.

Projects: Cassandra Press | Docs Not Cops + Medact +#PatientsNotPassports | The Four Thieves Vinegar Collective | Memory of the World | Planka | Power Makes Us Sick (PMS) | Sea-Watch | Soprasotto pirate kindergarten | WeMake Milan + | Conflict, Memory, Displacement project.

Participants: Agustina Andreoletti (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) | Mijke van der Drift (Goldsmiths / Royal Academy of Art, The Hague) | Taraneh Fazeli (curatorial fellow, Jan van Eyck Academie and Canaries collective) | Kirsten Forkert (BCU) + Janna Graham (Goldsmiths) + Victoria Mponda (Conflict, Memory, Displacement project) | Maddalena Fragnito (Soprasotto) | Valeria Graziano (CPC) | Derly Guzman |Toufic Haddad (Kenyon Institute) | Jelka Kretzschmar + Franziska Wallner (Sea-Watch) | Andrea Liu (Goldsmiths) | Marcell Mars + Tomislav Medak (CPC) | Power Makes Us Sick (PMS) | Gilbert B. Rodman (University of Minnesota) | Zoe Romano (WeMake Milan / + Serena Cangiano (SUPSI) | Deborah Streahle (Yale) | Nick Titus (Four Thieves Vinegar Collective) | Kim Trogal (UCA) | Ana Vilenica (LSBU) | Kandis Williams (Cassandra Press) | Kitty Worthing (Docs Not Cops) + James Skinner (Medact)| John Willbanks (Sage Bionetworks/ FasterCures)

Films by Kelly Gallagher(Syracuse University)



.................    DAY 1 - 19th June

10:00-10:30    Registration and refreshments
10:30-11:00    Welcome and Introduction: Gary Hall + Valeria Graziano
11:00-12:45    Session 1: CRIMINALIZATION OF CARE (Chair: Valeria Graziano)
Kirsten Forkert (BCU) + Janna Graham (Goldsmiths) + Victoria Mponda (Conflict, Memory, Displacement project): Social media and refugee solidarity networks in the face of state failures
Jelka Kretzschmar + Franziska Wallner (Sea-Watch) : Pirates of the Mediterranean – care on the high seas
Kitty Worthing (Docs Not Cops) + James Skinner (Medact): #Patients Not Passports toolkit

12:45-14:00    LUNCH

14:00-15:45    Session 2: HACKING HEALTHCARE (Chair: Adrienne Evans)
John Willbanks (Sage Bionetworks/ FasterCures): Open Science, DIY Bio, and Cheap Data (video conference)
Zoe Romano (WeMake Milan / + Serena Cangiano (SUPSI): Rebelling with Care
Nick Titus (The Four Thieves Vinegar Collective): I'm my own primary care provider: Taking back control with diy medicine in the 21st Century.

15:45-16:15    COFFEE BREAK

16:15-18:00    Session 3: SOCIAL REPRODUCTION: WITHIN AND AGAINST (Chair: Marcell Mars)
Maddalena Fragnito: Soprasotto, a pirate kindergarten
Toufic Haddad (Kenyon Institute): Excursions in Pirate Care in Palestine
Deborah Streahle (Yale): Reclaiming the Dead: The Politics of Home Funerals in United States
18:00-18:30    DRINKS RECEPTION
18:30-19:30    FILM, CREATIVITY, RESISTANCE: Screening of works by experimental animator Kelly Gallagher (Syracuse University) + artist talk in conversation with Miriam De Rosa

.................    DAY 2 - 20th June

10:00-12:30    Session 4: PIRACY AS CARE pt 1 (Chair: Kaja Marczewska)
Gilbert B. Rodman (University of Minnesota): Whose Culture? Our Culture!: Pirates as Cultural Care/Takers
Andrea Liu (Goldsmiths): Artist Strategies to Enact Interventions of Pirate Care
Kandis Williams (Cassandra Press): Fusing Ethics and Aesthetics, a question of what we owe to future generations: piracy, collage, redistribution and messy dissemination - the work of CASSANDRA PRESS
(10 min. break)
Agustina Andreoletti (Academy of Media Arts Cologne): Shadow Libraries: Using Art to Resist
Marcell Mars + Tomislav Medak (CPC): Against innovation – Compromised institutional agency and acts of custodianship

12:30-14:00    LUNCH

14:00-15:45    Session 5: ETHICS OF COLLECTIVE CARING (Chair: Janneke Adema)
Taraneh Fazeli (curatorial fellow, Jan van Eyck Academie and Canaries collective): Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying
Power Makes Us Sick (PMS): Illegalism, self-defense and accountability as strategies of community care
Mijke van der Drift (Goldsmiths / Royal Academy of Art, The Hague/ School for New Dance, Amsterdam): Caring for Transformative Justice.

15:45-16:15    COFFEE BREAK

16:15-17:45    Session 6: SUBVERTING INFRASTRUCTURES (Chair: Peter Conlin)
Kim Trogal (UCA): Confronting unjust urban infrastructures: repairing water connections as acts of care
Derly Guzman (Planka): Freeriding Insurance and the global free public transport movement
Ana Vilenica: Between autonomy and regulation: Grassroots pirate care in the external borderscape of the EU (video conference)

17:45-18:00    Closing remarks

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