Chiara Francesca Galimberti

Originally from Italy and currently living in the United States, Chiara Francesca Galimberti is a queer disabled artist, writer, organizer, acupuncturist, and former teen mother. Chiara has been involved in movements for justice for over two decades, and in particular in gender violence prevention, healing justice, and politicized artmaking. They have written and lectured on a wide variety of topics including disability justice, accessible healthcare, and using art as a cultural tool for structural change. They are currently part of the Creative Wildfire artist cohort with the support of the New Economy Coalition, Movement Generation, and the Climate Justice Alliance.

Designing for Just Worlds

Is another world possible? And if so, how do we build it? Which tools do we already have, and which do we still need to invent? And most importantly, how do we not get lost in these uncharted territories of building new, more just, worlds?

We are going to build a compass, using our bodies as a first step to orient ourselves among the choppy seas of late-stage capitalism. We are going to look at radical care as a way to ground ourselves as we dream up ways forward that center connection and collaboration instead of exploitation and toxic individualism. And lastly, we are going to ask ourselves: What is the role of designers and cultural workers in building more liberated paradigms?

Cooperativa de diseño

In 2011, a group of designers graduated from FADU-UBA formed the Design Cooperativeseeking to build a space for work and reflection on the social and political role of designers in the country and in Indo-America. We found the fact of thinking critically, asking ourselves: Design based on what interests, in what way and how to carry it out? The objective was to develop a professional design practice alongside the popular field, its needs and its struggles. Build from the collective, in a self-managed way and facing the challenge that the economic support of the members means, working with this orientation. Mora Monteverde, Florentina Dib; Silvia Nuñez, Carolina Cuiñas, Sofia Bastanchuri, Emilia Pezzati.

In 2011, a group of women graduated from FADU met with the aim of developing a professional design practice alongside the popular field, in their needs and their struggles. We are looking for a form of organization that allows us to build from the collective and self-managed. In that, the cooperative format was the one that closed us the most. We are designers in the areas of Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Audiovisual Design. Although the fact of being women was not an initial determining factor, it turned out to be a relevant factor when thinking of ourselves as workers and building our approach. It is worth mentioning that our development took place within the framework of the growing organization of women and dissidents that has intensified in recent years at a social and political level. In the massification the struggles that filled the streets against all forms of gender violence, for the right to legal, safe and free abortion that we managed to conquer and for pending labor rights. We were participating in what is now called the Plurinational Encounter of Women, Lesbians, Transvestites, Trans and non-binary identities, looking for a way to integrate militancy into our work and vice versa. This allowed us to deepen the debate and understand that there is no capitalism without patriarchy. That, to advance towards the liberation of women and dissidents, it is necessary to advance towards the liberation of the people as a whole.

Corinna Sy

Corinna Sy works as a designer, social entrepreneur, lecturer and consultant in the field of eco-social design. Her work mainly focuses on opportunities of strategic design in the context of socio-political issues and sustainable impact contexts. She is an enthusiastic researcher and a professional adventurer who is excited about new opportunities of strategic design in the context of socio-political issues and sustainable impact contexts.

Through the collaborative and experimental model project CUCULA, she has developed a particular perspective on how impact mechanisms can be integrated into eco-social projects.

Currently she is part of several initiatives exploring experimental approaches about unlearning action labs, alternative funding and decentralized organization. 

The model project CUCULA was a design manufactory and an educational programme by and for refugees. The project started as a campaign in an initially utopian setting within a controversial refugee debate in 2013 and developed into a real company that produced and sold Enzo Mari’s designs of „Autoprogettazione” until 2019. CUCULA was first and foremost a subversive socio-political intervention as well as a prototypical construct that attempted to break down stigmatisation in a dialogue-based process and offered concrete solution formats as within a creative, economic and educational spin. In her presentation Corinna Sy reflects about the experience of previous and ongoing projects and how they are interconnected. How would we integrate aspects of current experiences and developments on decentralisation (DAOs), redistribution, complementary currency, care or inner work approaches? And how can we create more safe spaces for brave spaces?

Habibi.Works (Obada Hamza, Franziska Wirtensohn, & Michael Wittmann)

Founded 2016 in Ioannina (Epirus, Greece) as an open, intercultural workshop to enable education, empowerment & encounters, Habibi.Works 

aims to support people arriving at the European border in Greece after fleeing their home countries. It intends to be a platform for encounters throughout Europe and beyond, generating information, counter right-wing narratives and raising awareness. The 11 working areas (from wood, metal, sewing to digital fabrication to music, recycling and repair) are open to residents of the surrounding so-called camps for refugees, Greek locals and (international) volunteer experts. Projects like Habibi Dome to reframe narratives and to counter victimizations of humans as ‘refugees’ occurred throughout Europe. 

Perspectives on Care 

What aspects of care and solidarity are relevant in the practice of socio-political initiatives (to not only compensate or to not reinforce power structures or inequalities)? This talk presents Obada Hamza, Franziska Wirtensohn and Michael Wittmann will present the open, intercultural workshop Habibi.Works and its various projects such as Habibi Dome. Our open workshop operates in a context, where the access to basic human rights and social participation is not guaranteed and that is thus determined by inequalities. To not only compensate care must be interwoven with systemic critic on the one hand and critical reflection on one’s own situatedness and privileges the other hand. Our presentation reflects how we try to locate our motives and strategies in the context.Furthermore, the talk will present the subproject Habibi Dome which occurred throughout Europe as an open platform for small local initiatives and developments and on a broader sense to raise awareness and counter right-wing narratives.

Kathrin Böhm


Kathrin’s work focuses on the collective (re-)production of public space, trade as public realm & the everyday as a starting point  for culture. Kathrincurrently  holds a professorship vor art in business at Alanus University. The Rural School of Economics was set up by Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages. Myvillages is an international artist collective founded in 2003, and is registered as an International Foundation in the Netherlands.

Myvillages has been connecting communities, individuals and spaces using an a-national and trans-local identifier: The Rural. Myvillages’ work addresses the relationship between the rural and the urban, looking at different forms of production, pre-conceptions and power relationships, whilst passionately questioning the cultural hegemony of the urban. The collective is involved in co-operative projects in various villages and landscapes around the world, with the aim to bring a new dynamism to solidified notions of local resources and production, agriculture and culture, internal and external perception. 

Myvillages initiates and organises trans-local and international projects which range from informal presentations to long-term collaborations, from work in private spaces to museum exhibitions, from personal questions to multidisciplinary research and publications, from foraging to building permanent infrastructures.


Sheila Sampath

Sheila Sampath (she/they) is an activist design designer, facilitator and educator. She is the Principal and Creative Director at The Public, a social justice design studio specializing in co-creation for community-self determination, the editorial and art director of Shameless, a national feminist magzine for teens of marginalized genders, and a professor in the Bachelor of Digital Communications program at Humber. She is a recipient of the Faculty of Design teaching award at OCAD University, the Planned Parenthood Toronto Choice in Media Award, a RGD Social Good award, and most recently, was named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction for her work transforming the lines of women and girls through the arts. 

Creativity, Community and Care: Centering relations in all that we do

In this keynote, The Public Studio will draw a connection between radical care and principles of mutual reciprocity, decolonization, and consent as it relates to design processes. Drawing from over a decade of community-centered design experience, they will explore what it means to centre relationships and nurturance in all that they do, re-imagining and re-distributing power along the way.


Timo Wans

Timo Wans is a community supported entrepreneur, economic sociologist and a utopian from Stuttgart. In his economic sociology studies, Timo dealt with solidarity in economic models in the past and present. The experiences from the founding process of a community supported agriculture in Trier have led him to think about how the model of a community supported agriculture can be transferred to other areas. This gave rise to the idea for the MYZELIUM. The MYZELIUM is a network that helps community supported entrepreneurs to build intentional economic communities.



Why your grandma is an entrepreneur! And what we can learn from her for transformative business models.

Why are many companies destroying our planet? For Timo, this is primarily a question of entrepreneurial personalities, who do not do care work. So, who are these other entrepreneurs? Timo Wans answers this question with a short story of how it could play out in any family: “My ideal entrepreneur is an ideal-typical grandma. She has a family celebration once a year. For her to be able to do this, she makes sure that she stays mentally and physically fit, meets with her friends to network and of course she also has the right cake recipe for the vegan granddaughter. Everyone is coming. She creates community. “ Timo is convinced that we would live in a different world if all companies were run in this way and presents in is keynote a whole series of community supported entrepreneurs from the MYZELIUM network, who are already proving this today.


Martina Sciannamè


The Valuable by Design workshop proposes a designerly and responsible approach to ML-systems conceptualization in an informal and challenging 2-4 players board game, aiming to prevent cutting-edge technologies from producing harm and to proactively design them for positive impacts.The players, as cutting-edge designers, are called join the World Agency for Challenging and Strategic Issues (WACSI) – an organization founded on values and principles – for an urgent mission. With the help of specialized ML agents, they will compete to come up with the most VALUable solution to reach the mission goals.The designers will be engaged in a challenge to the last stroke of fairness. Being both proponents and judges of the ideas, they should follow and foster values, find the right tradeoff between benefits and threats, and honestly evaluate every proposal. In the end, choosing the best solution is for everyone’s sake. What matters is: will common good actually prevail?

Martina Sciannamè is a PhD student in Design at Politecnico di Milano. She investigates how Machine Learning (ML) can be meaningfully included in Design education with a multidisciplinary approach. Her aim is to produce theoretical knowledge and practical tools to enable designers to exploit the opportunities offered by this technology and to communicate with ML experts, being aware of its actual capabilities and limitations. Her hope is that the intersection of Design and ML, within the frame of Ethics, will finally steer the development of ML systems towards real-world problems and responsible innovation for the flourishing of humans.


Radical Care for Human Environments

Pandemic criticalities allowed us to explore new ways to live in indoor environments, related to the search for an ideal(ized) external environment. A tool to emphasize these thoughts is noise, useful to describe life and its space, in order to create new narrations of our habitats. Before the workshop, participants will be asked to send one or more vocal notes with sounds from their houses, from the outside world and from human interaction with elements in space. Audio contents will be grouped in atmospheres, giving life to a collective reflection on the meaning of the sounds and how these can be spatialized in BASIS. As a conclusion, everyone will be part of a musical parade between the chosen spots, listening and rereading sounds and spaces through portable sound systems.

Clang! is a rising star of mixed reality, combining several expressive techniques in order to reinterpretate the state of things.

Based in several cities of northern Italy, Clang!’s work focuses on speculative and narrative ways to engage public in a reflection on global and human changes. The tools used for this process are taken from collaborative design, storytelling and artistic languages. Clang! – def. sonorous and echoing (trumpet) ringing.

Silvia Sfigiotti

Caring from our own bodies

We experience and understand the world and others in and through our bodies, which provide us with a form of tacit knowledge we couldn’t access otherwise. Our (individual and collective) bodies can help us understand what Radical Care can be. We will start by connecting with ourselves and the ground we stand on; we will then go through movement experiences, designed as possible ways to become aware of how we are interconnected, and how we can both provide care to others and receive care. These direct experiences can help us develop a deeper grasp of interconnectedness and intersubjectivity and be better prepared to care for and with others.

Silvia Sfligiotti is a graphic designer, design educator and researcher, and somatic mover. Her main fields of interest are design history and criticism, and design education from a somatic perspective. She is a co-founder of Alizarina studio, Milan, and teaches at ISIA Urbino, SPD Milano, UniRSM. She has written, edited and curated several design publications, events and exhibitions. Her somatic work – practice, theory, writing – is collected under the name es_ design somatics.

Louisa Wolf

The Ecological Glitch 

What do queer theory and ecology have in common? How to overcome ecological binaries? How to disrupt human dominance? We might even care about a yellow leaf on our Monstera plant but probably not much about all the other species and beings that we are endangering every day. As we are experiencing a biodiversity crises, it is time to reflect on our ecological hierarchies of care. In this workshop we become fake botanists, glitch taxonomies, and blow up ecological binaries. What are the duties of a plant feminist? What do plants have in common with women, disabled, queer, or BIPoc? What can we learn from the binary division between men/woman, abled/disabled, black/white, hetero/homo, nature/culture? How can we solidarise with plants? Through various tools, exercises and materials, we will challenge the human dominance and our position of power. Together we search for, discuss, experience, learn, and share our thoughts on the queerness of ecologies. The workshop is planned as a common field trip and as safe space for both nonhumans and humans, in which we go outside and meet everyone and everything with respect.

Louisa Wolf is a designer based in the Netherlands. The workshop ‘The Ecological Glitch’ is part of her ongoing research and design project within the Information Design Master’s at Design Academy Eindhoven. Her collaborative and activist design practice is based on eco feminism and evolves around geo politics, philosophy and social justice. Trained as a Communication and Multimedia Designer in Würzburg, Germany and Matosinhos, Portugal, she works with mixed media such as moving images, sound, interfaces, interaction, space, objects and graphics. She interned at Edenspiekermann Berlin, YOKE Copenhagen and worked for the research lab Design and Systems in Würzburg. In addition to her ongoing Master’s studies, she works as freelancer and in collectives.

Angela María Osorio Méndez & Martina Dandolo

The Infrastructures 

of Care

How can we engage in interdependencies of care aknowledging our different positionalities? Starting from the individual perspective we will try to formulate the meanings of CARE collectively. We will question the transformative potential and idealized sides of CARE identiffying mechanisms and strategies to engage in our micro spheres and our communities in a radical way.

Angela María Osorio Méndez 

Urban researcher and practitioner with a degree in Architecture and a PhD in Urban Studies. She is an activist in l’Asilo (Naples, Italy) and the Italian Network of emerging commons and civic use (RETE BENI COMUNI EMERGENTI A USO CIVICO), where she is part of the working group on the depatriarcalization of politics. She is interested in the development of methodologies that enable political participation of voices left out of the main public debate sphere. 


Martina Dandolo 

(MAGARI & DERF Group) Designer since 2003 and graduate in Eco-Social Design at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the University of Bolzano. I have been involved in visual and inclusive communication, cultural projects with relational and participatory approaches. Through my work, I develop tools, that thanks to communication, publishing projects, relational and co-design projects I apply to investigate the processes of social and cultural transformation. I’m particularly interested in community and mutual economies, a form of activism, feminist theory, and self-determination processes.

Katharina Cibulka

Katharina Cibulka is an artist and filmmaker. She studied performative art, visual arts narrative, video and video installation and film at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, New York Film Academy and at the School for Artistic Photography, Vienna.

Her work consistent follows a political agenda and focuses on aspects such as feminism, social justice and communality, as well as questions pertaining to aesthetic processes and the role of art itself. Over the last three years she has worked on the feminist-activist project SOLANGE (german for AS LONG AS) in which her large-scale installations in public spaces question current power structures in society.



The vision of feminism is not a female society.

The vision of feminism is a human(e) society.“

(former/First Austrian Minister of Women Johanna Dohnal) 


SOLANGE is an interactive, participation-based art project in public spaces: façade cladding embroidered with cable ties and tulle are used as protective covers on construction sites all over the planet. SOLANGE has the goal of raising awareness of feminist demands on a large scale. In her talk, Cibulka provides a glimpse behind the facade coverings and share examples and construction site experiences to highlight the necessity for feminist work.  SOLANGE wants to create awareness and promote active conversations around gender. SOLANGE brings abstract concepts like gender equality and diversity closer to people by using clear language and positive attitudes. SOLANGE counters the often negatively connotated term of feminism and positively re-charge it with empathy and humour.

Valentina Bianchini & Flavio Fabiani

Care for Collective Presence

Through observation, storytelling, eye contact and embodied exercises we will create a space to experiment with observing reality together (collective phenomenology), caring for others and receiving care and perspective. It is a space that fosters openness, connection and presence. It is also a space where boundaries are welcomed and respected. In this workshop you will experience moments of connection to yourself, to others and to the system we are part of. Our intention is to reflect on and to pay a special attention to what caring for others means in your life and how this is impacting and giving sense to reality.

We believe that nurturing our relationships and our humanity urgently needs to be learned and practiced in this high-speed world, where machine time is so different from human time. Therefore, the topic of this workshop: making/giving sense through caring for each other.


How can we practice care to generate a space of collective resonance?


Leonie Krein

Greenhouse Dialogue

“I don’t want to ruin the mood at the family table,” “I know far too little about it,” “It’s no use anyway” – all these seem to be good arguments for preferring to avoid conversations about climate change. Why is it so difficult to convince people of the inconceivable urgency of taking action, when the scientific facts leave no room for doubt? In the workshop “Greenhouse Dialogue”, you will develop your skills to have respectful and  constructive conversations about the climate crisis. We want to have an exchange about our experiences within these conversations, think about our own motivations in the climate movement, learn about climate communication and practice strategies for better dialogues about the climate crisis.

Leonie Krein is a graphic designer from Germany, currently based in Mainz, where she also finished her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design this year. She studied at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and the Academy of Fine Arts Gdańsk and interned at büro bungalow in Würzburg in  2021. In her projects, in which she focuses on conception, graphic design and motion, Leonie is trying to ask herself, how she can contribute to the solutions of societal problems – especially the climate crisis – with the skills she can provide as a designer.

Anna Niesing


Today the world is affected by multiple crises and various forms of exploitation. Utopian thinking and visions can show the openness and designability of future. They help to explore your own room of manoeuvre and  break with destructive continuities of the present. We embark on a mutual thought journey to envision utopia and futures in solidarity. What would people learn in a society that is centred on care? Under what conditions would you like to grow old? Approaching these questions individually and collectively is the main focus in this workshop. The second workhop on Friday is about the strategies to move towards a  solidary mode of living. We will discuss them by examining concrete examples and initiatives which are actively creating a future of solidarity. Rather than assuming “one master plan for all”, we engage with a multitude of starting points and strategies for designing the future.

Anna Niesing is a member of the KAUZ team and really likes to engage with issues of degrowth, Imperial Modes of living and the Good Life for all. When she is not trying to learn how to play the guitar or thinking about her master’s projects in “economics, sustainability & social design”, she likes to get into mischief in Berlin.

Giulia Fasoli

Le Piazze dei Saperi 

a critical board game

In this workshop we will collectively rediscover people we already know or make new connections while having fun together to ensure new interactions and exchanges. It will be done on the one hand with the act of caring in giving our precious know-how to others, and on the other hand acquiring the expertise of others by taking care of it and eventually using it in our daily future. We will do this by playing the critical board game “Le Piazze dei Saperi”, a strange city where “citizens” gather around squares to share their secrets and discoveries, to learn and enrich the “community/group” with practical and useful knowledge. The game will offer the opportunity to get to know the players and reflect on social, cultural, and sustainable issues while
having fun together. One thing is sure, by playing you will have the opportunity to learn something new and unexpected or deepen shared interests.

Giulia Fasoli is an Eco Social Designer, researcher, explorer, and graphic freelencer from Italy. She is a curious explorer of the visible and the invisible, the visitable and the edible. Giulia believes in promoting creativity and culture as a form of social and economic development for the benefit of the community and the territory by generating positive impacts for the community. Design for her is collaboration, multidisciplinary meeting, earth, bonds, experiences, aromas, emotions, challenges, the 9 o’clock coffee.



IDRUKAS was born in 2021. We are a small group of people who live in the area of the former Drusus barracks in Silandro every day in many different ways, for work, to live here, in our free time. We know the area very well and are interested in its future. The current plans of the municipality provide the demolition of three of the four existing main buildings. Many people from Silandro and outside do not know the plans. Therefore, we want to inform and think together how these free spaces could be adapted to the needs of everybody. How can we re-evaluate the existing resources?

Katharina Thurin was born and grew up in Silandro but didn’t enter the area of the former Drusus barracks for a long time. Only last year, when I began to work for the Autonomous Province and received a desk at the Coworking space, I got to know the area and immediately was fascinated about its dark history and the transformation happening at the moment.


MYZELIUM canvas workshop

for your community supported business model

The workshop is aimed at people, who want to implement their own ideas and launch community supported projects. If neither the market nor the state meets the needs of local people, community supported business models offer an exciting solution: consumers and entrepreneurs join forces so that the necessary products and services can be provided locally. As part of the workshop, the participants get the opportunity to work on their own community supported concepts. The aim is for the participants to discover a new form of entrepreneurship based on intentional economic communities and to develop concepts for concrete projects that can be further developed and implemented in the following.

Timo Wans is a community supported entrepreneur, economic sociologist and a utopian from Stuttgart. In his economic sociology studies, Timo dealt with solidarity in economic models in the past and present. The experiences from the founding process of a community supported agriculture in Trier have led him to think about how the model of a community supported agriculture can be transferred to other areas. This gave rise to the idea for the MYZELIUM. The MYZELIUM is a network that helps community supported entrepreneurs to build intentional economic communities.


Rodrigo Luis Medina Paitan

Rodrigo Luis Medina Paitan was born in Peru and grew up in Italy, in Bolzano. His parents have always encouraged him to learn new things and to never stop. For this reason, despite his mainly technical education, he has

always shown interest in creative fields, trying to explore as many of them as possible. During his first real job experience in an automotive company, he was introduced to the world of design, which led him to leave his job and begin his university career at the Faculty of Design at the Free University of Bolzano. He thinks that design should not be about innovation for the sake of innovation, but about progress.


Laura is an armchair designed to take care of the elderly who, due to their age, may feel less confident in sitting and standing up. As we get older we begin to lose strength, balance and stability; unfortunately not only our bodies are affected by age, but also our minds. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that affects our intellectual abilities and accounts for 50-80% of all dementia cases. Especially in the early stages of the disease, it is necessary to keep the mind trained to slow down the deterioration. For this response, Laura presents measures that take into account the needs an elderly person may have. Laura was designed during the project led by Klaus Hackl (Care, a new foundation for design) at the Free University of Bolzano. Rodrigo´s parents have always taught him compassion and empathy and his mother has been an example of this since he was a child. She worked for years in a facility that takes care of elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s syndrome, the chair is calles after her.

Roseanna Dias & Josephine Gyasi

Roseanna Dias a freelance producer, curator and facilitator interested in creativity and social change. Her work draws on co-creation and approaches which centre care, working with organisations like Rising Arts Agency and the Turner nominated group gentle/radical. She is Founder of Studio Susegad, a new home for care-infused creative production in Bristol, UK launching in Summer 2022.


Josephine Gyasi is Creative Producer at Knowle West Media Centre in Bristol, UK. She is a Freelance Director and Project Coordinator, working with projects such as Black Girl Convention. Community is at the heart of her work, with a passion and background in race equality and inclusion. She also DJs under the name Joselitaa.

Where is the care in the creative industries? Co-curators Josephine Gyasi & Roseanna Dias have been researching and developing a new programme and process for exploring creativity and care at Knowle West Media Centre (Bristol, UK). Love In Action is a poem they co-wrote in 2021. The concepts and words were developed following a group co-creation session with artists Daniel Edmund, Elsie Harp, Grace Kress, Jae Tallawah, Martha King and Raquel Meseguer exploring ideas for the Creativity + Care programme. Speaking about the process of co-creating through dreaming and dialogue, Raquel Meseguer said: “The process has been quite profound in a lot of ways and there’s a sense of pride in all of us for carving this new way of being. I really see the potential for something like this becoming a blueprint for other spaces”. An excerpt of this poem appeared on billboards across Bristol in 2021 as part of a city-wide campaign. As part of By Design or By Disaster, Roseanna and Josephine will read the poem in its entirety as an offering and a provocation.

Tatum Dietrich

Tatum Dietrich is an industrial designer who is passionate about developing human-centered solutions through exploration, iteration, and testing. She enjoys exploring a variety of design themes and aims to create products with a positive and lasting impact. She is a designer at Canadian retailer Indigo and founder of the Moshi Inje stove – an improved and compatible stove system for safe cooking in rural Tanzania.

The Moshi Inje Stove

How can codesign drive sustainable social innovation? An estimated 12,000 stove projects have been attempted worldwide, but the Maasai people of rural Tanzania have still not seen widespread adoption. Why do so many still practice unsafe cooking? Of past stove projects, the most successful have been designed and implemented into a specific context. From the beginning the Moshi Inje Stove focused on the best solution for the Maasai home, but that is not what has made the design of the project so unique. Learn how the collective knowledge of many has created a cooking solution that none could have designed alone, and how similar codesign methods can be used to tackle issues being faced worldwide.

Sigrid Seberich (Karamela)

Sigrid Seberich (Karamela) studied rhythmic-musical education at the Academy of Music in Vienna and then studied theater with Philipp Gaulier and Monika Pagnieux in Paris, among others. In addition to her master’s degree in rhythmic clowning, she completed training in biodynamic craniosacral treatment. She has been working as a clown since 1987, with solo productions as well as duo pieces. Among other things, she contributed to the creation of the TV series Karamela Kindersendung (RAI Sender Bozen), was a clown with Medicus Comicus and conducts seminars on body language and body awareness. She is also co-founder of the Clown Academy and organizes, together with Ahmet Avkiran, the annual Children’s Festival of the South Tyrolean Savings Bank Foundation.

Karamela children’s show and play-along theater

Sigrid Seberich is a motley mix of creativity, longing for justice and to do something meaningful for society. Together with Ahmet Avkiran, they awakened the Karamela children’s program in Turkey, with which they came to South Tyrol in 1996 and have been producing it for RAI South Tyrol ever since. The basis is the concept of playfully imparting knowledge about the figure of the clown. The children become experts who enlighten the clown and slip into different roles. The scripts are always created together with the children in guided improvisations.

Parallel to the children’s show, they have developed their theater work. This is characterized by the concept of play-along theater. One of these examples is the last play about the SDG’s of the UN, integrated in the awareness work of the Network for Sustainability South Tyrol.

Sebastiano Moltrer

With an academic background in informal education, social work and human rights, Sebastiano Moltrer is an arctivist involved in social circus projects and the promotion of social capital and cultural heritage of individuals, territories and communities. In the last 10 years he has being collaborating with different socio-cultural organizations and collectives, participating in several projects aimed at the creation of sociocultural welfare initiatives and performative events. At the beginning of 2022 he founded the artistic project luftmensch forum, born from the desire to develop artistic projects of social impact through interdisciplinary practices aimed at building concrete and imaginative spaces that are radically caring, collaborative, plural and sensitive to social ecologies.

Juggling Care

In Italy and elsewhere care workers in social and health services have been confronted with budgeting and rationing of services to clients. They are expected to efficiently use increasingly scarce resources while being delegated to take care  of social and health issues whose complex and intersectional causes are rooted in the structural inequalities of socio-economic systems. Without resources to develop empowering practices, care workers experience frustration, resignation, and a tendency towards strong individualisation, sectorisation and bureaucratisation. Thus the risk of a depoliticization of their profession and a worrying setback in the welfare system is higher. Care workers are faced with either adjusting to these trends or to represent a political commitment to solidarity, participative, and caring futures. This talk explores this complex scenario through words, juggling and movement.

Lisa Jaspers

Lisa Jaspers is the founder of the fair fashion brand FOLKDAYS. In contrast to other Fair Trade brands, FOLKDAYS specifically targets a younger and more design oriented target group with fashion and interior products that they co-create with their artisans from 25 different countries. Lisa holds a degree in developed studies from the London School of Economics and has worked for Oxfam as well as for an international consultancy. She is the co-author of the business book “Starting a Revolution: what we can learn from female entrepreneurs about the future of business” and is just writing on a new book project called “Unlearn Patriarchy”. 

What can radical care in the business world look like? The business world appears to be a place, where care for ourselves and each other plays a minor role. Why is that so and how can we change that? What do we have to unlearn before we can truly change the way we operate? This talk will be about the key elements that we have to unlearn before we can make businesses a place of care and happiness. 

Philipp Rier

Philipp Rier is an Urban Planner and Designer from South Tyrol. He received his Bachelor Degree at Technical University of Vienna in Spatial Planning with an exchange stay at Istanbul Technical University and graduated his masters with honours in Urban and rural planning, both in Politecnico di Milano and Tongji University in Shanghai. Through his diverse education, Philipp learned about the characteristics of different planning cultures. These also fostered his crossdisciplinary thinking and interests in landscape planning, regional development public participation processes, and urban design. He is a Teaching Assistant at
Politecnico di Milano in Urban planning and Landscape design. In 2022 he cofounded the Collective LiA aiming at an eco-social transformation of social and
physical landscapes through interdisciplinary design of spaces, processes, and  objects.

Let’s Talk About Streets! Whether in New York, Rome, Bolzano, or in the Pustertal valley, for decades traffic problems were understood exclusively as problems with car traffic and mobility solutions such as new roadways and parking spaces. Individual mobility means owning a car. First, there were no cars, then one car per household, now one car for each adult person, sometimes even two. Today most people live in cities built for cars, not for humans. More than 50% of all public space is occupied by car infrastructures. The space of an average 20m broad street is 16m of car lanes and parking spots, and 4m of pedestrian sidewalks and bike lanes. While most of the space is used by motorized vehicles, this space is not used by the majority of the population. Especially the mobility of socially vulnerable groups like children and the elderly is strongly limited due to our current streetscapes. If we want to aim for

more sustainable cities and forms of life, we must strongly rethink the way how we use our public space. If the individual freedom of the ownership of a car and a parking spot is sacred, sustainable, and livable cities, as well as the freedom of the commons, is impossible. So, what do we car(e) for?