MODULE 5. Works

Remedios Zafra

Essayist and researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). She works on the critical study of contemporary culture, creative practice as work, feminism and the politics of online identity. Formerly professor of Art, Digital Culture and Gender Studies at the University of Seville and a tutor of Social Anthropology at the National University of Distance Education (UNED), she has a doctorate and a degree in Art, a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology, doctoral studies in Political Philosophy and a master’s degree in Creativity.

She is the author of several books including: Frágiles (Anagrama, 2021), El entusiasmo. Precariedad y trabajo creativo en la era digital (Anagrama, 2017), Ojos y capital (Consonni, 2015), (h)adas. Mujeres que crean, programan, prosumen, teclean (Páginas de Espuma, 2013), Un cuarto propio conectado (Fórcola Ediciones, 2010) and Netianas (Lengua de Trapo, 2005). For her essay work she has obtained the following awards: Anagrama de Ensayo, Estado Crítico, Público de Las Letras, Málaga de Ensayo, Comunicación de la Associació de Dones Periodistes de Catalunya, Investigación de la Cátedra Leonor de Guzmán, Ensayo Carmen de Burgos and Meridiana de Cultura del Instituto Andaluz de la Mujer. Since 2000, she has worked as a curator and director of various projects and exhibitions on art, digital culture and feminism. She is currently a member of the board of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.

Daniel G. Andújar

Visual artist, theorist and activist who, through irony and the use of the presentation strategies of new communication platforms, questions the democratic and egalitarian promises made by these media outlets, and criticises the desire for control they hide behind their apparent transparency. He is the founder of Technologies to the People, member of (an international reference for art online) and director of various internet-based projects such as, and Postcapital Archive (1989–2001).

His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world, including Manifiesta 4, 53rd Venice Biennale, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Guangzhou Image Triennial, Kyiv Biennial and 3rd Seoul International Biennale of Media Art. In 2015 Manuel J. Borja-Villel organised a tour of his work at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and in 2017 he participated in documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.

Rafael Borràs

He has carried out various responsibilities as part of the CCOO union and worked as a socio-labour analyst at the Gadeso Foundation. Retired since May 2018, he still regularly collaborates with various media outlets in Mallorca. He writes regularly for the Alba Sud development research and communication association and for Sin Permiso digital magazine. His published work includes essays such as Precarietat. De la inestabilitat a la pobresa laboral. El cas de les Illes Balears (Fundació Gadeso, 2015) and Pens, dic, faig… (Ona Mediterrània, 2019). He coordinated Anuari del treball de les Illes Balears 2016 (GOIB, 2017) and took part in collective publications including Anuari del turisme de les Illes Balears (Agència d’Estratègia Turística de les Illes Balears, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions) and #TourismPostCOVID19. Turistificación confinada (Alba Sud Editorial, 2021).

Ernest Cañada

Doctor in Geography and History, and founder/coordinator since 2008 of Alba Sud, an independent research centre in the social field with a presence in Spain and several Latin American countries. He is also an associate professor at the universities of Barcelona and Angers. He is specialised in studies on tourism, from critical perspectives, and labour, in particular on job insecurity. His latest publications include: Cuidadoras. Historias de trabajadoras del hogar, del servicio de atención domiciliaria y de residencias (Icaria, 2021), #TourismPostCOVID19. Turistificación confinada (Alba Sud Editorial, 2021), Turistificación global. Perspectivas críticas en turismo (Editorial Icaria, 2019), La externalización del trabajo en hoteles. Impactos en los departamentos de pisos (Alba Sud Editorial, 2016) and Las que limpian los hoteles. Historias ocultas de precariedad laboral (Icaria, 2015).

Instituto del Tiempo Suspendido (ITS)

Project founded by Raquel Friera and Xavier Bassas that combines art and the questioning of philosophy and politics, reflection and activism of time. The ITS is a life project because it transversally concerns everyone’s life, from our birth—and before we are born—to our death—and even after—. The ITS identifies chrono-normativity in all areas of our societies and responds to it through chrono-diversity.

Raquel Friera has a degree in Economics and in Fine Arts. Her artistic projects denounce the diverse mechanisms of social control: detention centres for migrants, racial and religious identities, and economic morality, among others. Feminist thought has increasingly accompanied her work and has finally helped her synthesise the questioning of time as an essential mechanism for the production of subjectivity in our societies.

Xavier Bassas is a professor of French Studies at the University of Barcelona, a translator of French thought and a philosopher by vocation. Of his numerous collaborations and publications, the series L’art de la cronodiversitat (CaixaForum Barcelona, 2021) and his two recent books stand out: Jacques Rancière. Ensayar la igualdad (also in Catalan, Gedisa, 2018) and a conversation with Jacques Rancière himself titled El litigio de las palabras. Diálogo sobre la política del lenguaje (NED, 2019; also in French, La Fabrique, 2021).

Ivan Miró

Sociologist and cooperative member of La Ciutat Invisible. Coordinator of the postgraduate course in Social and Solidarity Economics/Cooperative Studies from the Solidarity Economy Network and Pompeu Fabra University (XES-UPF), he is a researcher in Coòpolis, the Barcelona Cooperative Centre. He is also a member of the board of the Federació de Cooperatives de Treball de Catalunya, patron of the Roca Galès Foundation and an activist in the Can Batlló Self-Managed Community and Neighborhood Space.

His published work includes books such as: L’Economia social i solidària a Catalunya. Fonaments teòrics i reptes estratègics (Icaria, 2020), Ciutats cooperatives. Esbossos d’una altra economia urbana (Icaria, 2018), L’economia social i solidària a Barcelona (Barcelona City Council, 2016) and La revolta que viurem (Tigre de Paper, 2015), among others.

María Ruido

Filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and teacher. She lives in Madrid and Barcelona, where she works as a professor in the Department of Visual Arts and Design of the University of Barcelona (UB), and is a member of several research groups who investigate representation and its contextual relationships. Since 1998, Ruido has been developing interdisciplinary projects on the social construction of the body and identity, the representation of work in post-Fordist capitalism, and on the construction of memory and its relationships with narrative forms of history. More recently she has been working on the new forms of decolonial representation and their emancipatory possibilities.

Her productions include essay films such as La memoria interior (2002), Tiempo real (2003), Ficciones anfibias (2005), Plan Rosebud (I & II) (2008), ElectroClass (2011), Le rêve est fini (2014), L’oeil impératif (2015), Mater Amatísima (2017) and Estado de malestar (2019).Since the early 2000s, she has participated in various Spanish and international exhibition projects, as well as film and video festivals, circulating her work between both institutions, the artistic and the cinematographic.