Valeria Graziano

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Valeria Graziano is a cultural theorist, educator and organiser with a background in performance studies and political theory. She is based at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Rijeka, Rijeka. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous research initiatives across the cultural sector and social movements, focusing on popular pedagogy and politics of recreation; repair practices and refusal of free work; care and piracy. She has lectured extensively in a number of international institutions, including Aalto University (MA Curating, Managing and Mediating Art) and Università Roma Tre (MA in Gender Studies). She was a consultant for the Art Council of England and the Serpentine Gallery, developing frameworks to improve the participation of black and minority constituencies. She also accompanied Intermediae Matadero and the Arts Collaborative Network in processes of organisational change. (2022)

Valeria Graziano holds an MA in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) supported by an AHRC studentship and a PhD in Critical Organisation and Performance Studies (Queen Mary University), supported by a Creative Industries bursary. She has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Art and Design Research Institute, Middlesex University and a Visiting Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University and the John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University. She is a founding member of the Micropolitics Research Group, later Network for Institutional Analysis (UK). She convenes the international research process Pirate Care, fostering a transnational network of activists, researchers and practitioners against the criminalization of solidarity and for a common care infrastructure. [1]