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Dr Valeria Graziano - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Valeria Graziano

Research Fellow

Valeria Graziano is a cultural theorist, practitioner and educator whose research is concerned with inventing postwork alternative imaginaries and practices. She has a background in critical management studies and visual culture. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the theoretical and practical implications of different notions of the pleasure of being in common, such as ‘sociability’ and ‘conviviality’, for the formatting of contemporary artistic and cultural practices. Her current postdoctoral research considers the various meanings of ‘prefigurative practices’ and the role of imaginal procedures within the organizational lives of collectives.

Over the years, Valeria has been involved in organizing cultural projects hosted by a international institutions such as the Vanabbemuseum (Eindhoven), MACBA (Barcelona), Steirischer Herbst festival, (Graz) and the Institute for Network Culture, Amsterdam (NL), among others. With the Micropolitics Research Group (2006-2011), she contributed to a number of participatory action research projects focusing on the circulation of value in creative economies. She has been involved with the Carrot Workers Collective - later Precarious Workers Brigade (2006-present) - against the use of free labour as an instrument of governance in the cultural sector and beyond, and more recently she joined the Radical Education Forum, with whom she co-organized the State of Education Conference (2014). In 2013, she contributed to the School for Study initiative, led by Prof Stefano Harney, hosted at Pa-f (St Erme, France). Between 2008 - 2012, she co-directed Summer Drafts - Laboratories of Transversal Vivacity, a residency programme bringing together artists and cultural practitioners with migrant and anti-racist organizations in the border region of Bolzano (IT). She co-facilitated Self.Organizing (2011) at Queen Mary University, London, a practice exchange series unpacking some of the conceptual paradoxes associated with notions of autonomy and ‘self-management’. Together with Manuela Zechner, she co-created two editions of the Future Archive project, at Intermediae Matadero in Madrid and at LASA, L’Havana, in the context of the X Biennale (2009). For the Plymouth Arts Centre, she co-curated No Programme: Chronicles of a Bureaucratic Beyond  in 2007, initiated by Janna Graham.

PhD supervisions:

Valerio del Baglivo: Institution building as a curatorial act.

 

 

Valeria Graziano’s research in the University Repository

The politics of collective repair: examining object-relations in a postwork society

Graziano, Valeria and Trogal, Kim (2017) The politics of collective repair: examining object-relations in a postwork society. Cultural Studies . ISSN 0950-2386 (Published online first) ...

Dares as ethical operations

Graziano, Valeria (2016) Dares as ethical operations. In: From representation to conspiracy (working title). Juan Dominguez. (Accepted/In press) ...

Speculations for a radical, feminist strike: workshop and experiment

Graziano, Valeria and Friedli, Lynne and Pester, Holly (2016) Speculations for a radical, feminist strike: workshop and experiment. In: Rest and Its Discontents: Speculations for a Mass Strike,...

Art and Diplomacy conversations at FIAC! 2016. Staging negotiations panel, Valeria Graziano and Christophe Meierhans

Graziano, Valeria and Meierhans, Christophe (2016) Art and Diplomacy conversations at FIAC! 2016. Staging negotiations panel, Valeria Graziano and Christophe Meierhans. In: Art and Diplomacy con...

Repair matters

Graziano, Valeria and Trogal, Kim (2016) Repair matters. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization . ISSN 1473-2866 ...

Public programming? Pedagogies in a missing Europe

Graziano, Valeria and Allen, Felicity and Del Baglivo, Valerio and Evans, Graeme and Bowman, Jason and Cranfield, Ben and Goodwin, Paul and Graham, Janna and Jelinek, Alana and Kelly, Susan...

The educational turn in art: rewriting the hidden curriculum

Graham, Janna and Graziano, Valeria and Kelly, Susan (2016) The educational turn in art: rewriting the hidden curriculum. Performance Research, 21 (6). ISSN 1352-8165 (Accepted/In press)...

Prefigurative practices. Raw materials for a political positioning of art, leaving the avant-garde

Graziano, Valeria (2016) Prefigurative practices. Raw materials for a political positioning of art, leaving the avant-garde. In: Turn Turtle Turn. Performing Urgency #2. Performing Urgency ...

What’s on: an ethology of public programming. Notes on an emergent form of social organization for thinking-feeling in public

Graziano, Valeria (2016) What’s on: an ethology of public programming. Notes on an emergent form of social organization for thinking-feeling in public. In: Public Display of Affection/ Manifes...

Learning to talk back

Graziano, Valeria (2016) Learning to talk back. In: The Analphabet Publication. Eremuak, Spain. (Accepted/In press) ...

Fake it until you make it: prefigurative practices and the extrospection of precarity

Graziano, Valeria (2017) Fake it until you make it: prefigurative practices and the extrospection of precarity. In: Mapping Precariousness Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods Subjectivit...

The politics of commoning and designing

Elzenbaumer, Bianca and Graziano, Valeria and Trogal, Kim (2015) The politics of commoning and designing. In: DRS2016 Design + Research + Society | Future Focused Thinking: 50th Anniversary Int...

Tutta un'altra classe ... appunti di viaggio per una pedagogia della vulnerabilita

Graziano, Valeria (2015) Tutta un'altra classe ... appunti di viaggio per una pedagogia della vulnerabilita. In: 'Education as a Social Landscape', Zonarte 2015, 8-9 October 2015, Turin, Italy. ...