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An international call to protect the Teatro Valle Bene Comune!!

An international call to protect the Teatro Valle Bene Comune!!
  
  

 


Why this is important

The ultimatum the Municipality of Rome gave Teatro Valle was clear: the eviction will take place in three days. We have very little time to save this experience, dozens of intellectuals from all over the world, from David Harvey to Stefano Rodotà, from Slavoj Zizek to Étienne Balibar, from Michael Hardt to Salvatore Settis to Ugo Mattei to representatives of prestigious European Museums, performing and contemporary arts centres, Foundations and cultural institutions are mobilizing to defend this experience with this international call. But now only a mobilization of citizens and institutions can save this cultural and political symbol!

Three years ago Teatro Valle was about to be sold to private interests. Citizens and actors decided to occupy it. But they did not stop there, they decided to open a new path: a great and groundbreaking institution based on collective participation, Teatro Valle Commons Foundation, which was establishes by more than 5,600 members. Dozens of lawyers and hundreds of citizens have written the statute together. A unique experience, awarded at international level, but the Municipality of Rome is still deaf.

The solutions to transform this innovative Foundation into a fully legal, recognized and working reality are there. It would suffice that the institutions sit together with citizens, artists, workers entertainment workers to experience a new participated way of managing public goods, providing spaces of freedom and self-determination.

To do this we will deliver directly to the Mayor of Rome Marino and the head of the culture department Marinelli thousands of signatures of Italian and European citizens, artists and intellectuals. ALL TOGETHER WE CAN CONVINCE THEM, SIGN NOW AND SHARE WITH EVERYONE!

(if you represent a cultural institution, an arts or research center, a foundation, an arts collective, a museum, etc. please send us your adhesion to the following e-mail address as well, specifying the organization / institution: [email protected])




CAMPAIGNERS AND FIRST SUBSCRIBERS

Salvatore Settis, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Ugo Mattei, Professor, The University of California, Hastings and Università di Torino
David Harvey, Author and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Slavoj Zizek, international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Étienne Balibar, Distinguished Professor of French & Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine
Stefano Rodotà, Jurist, Emeritus professor of Civil Law, University La Sapienza, Rome
Tomaso Montanari, Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II
Michael Hardt, Professor of Political Literature at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Fabrizio Tamburini, Astrophysicist
Costas Douzinas, Professor of Law, Pro-Vice Master for International Links and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Katherine Watson, Director of the ECF European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam
Peter Weibel, CEO ZKM | Center for Arts and media
Paul Dujardin, CEO and artistic director of the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels
Freddy Grunert, Curator, Secretary general SEJF Foundation
Sasa Dobricic, Professor University Nova Gorica (UNG and ETCAEH Program)
Lynn Hershman, Artist and filmmaker, Distinguished Director at The New School , New York
Clemens V. Wedermeyer, Artist
David Bollier, Author of “Think Like a commoner”, University of Southern California
Tom Kerns, PhD, Executive Director, Environment and Human Rights Advisory
Sandro Mezzadra, Università di Bologna
Penelope Simons, University of Ottawa
Anna Grear, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Burns H Weston, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus Senior Scholar & Founder, UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR)
Aled Dilwyn, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights University of Oslo
Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law University of Warwick
Donald K. Anton, Professor of Law Chair, The ANU Press Editorial Board (Law)
Christian Laval, Professeur de Sociologie Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Pierre Dardot, Professeur de Philosophie Paris


Posted July 16, 2014
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