simona ferlini

intro’d to simona via nika dubrovsky and david graeber‘s museum of care and the museum of care meetings.. et al.. ie: simona on decision making; simona on fragments;..

adding page because she keeps saying things i want to doc (ha).. ie: her twitter blurb:

It’s everybody, or no one. If we can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.

and

I would not stand for an idea of legit needs that doesn’t include dance, idleness, and play

huge.. huge.. huge

the dance won’t dance unless it’s all of us.. for (blank)’s sake

we need a means for 8b people to leap to a legit nother way to live (aka: all the ways.. everyday anew)

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other poignant/resonating quotes/tweets.. et al:

Art, like life, should not be paid – nobody should be obliged to “earn a life” – you earn a life by living. Art just points out, with its very existence, that you live (and make art) for free.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SimonaFerlini/status/1418270735806631942

art (by day/light) and sleep (by night/dark) as re\set.. to fittingness/undisturbed ecosystem

@marekfuller @nikadubrovsky @semiotexts @svdfrkh These interrupted #possibilities of love, interwoven thoughts, common spaces, are ours to claim back and redeem – by subverting the order that makes them impossible

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SimonaFerlini/status/1421444867369152516

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while reading david on creative refusal – last page (16):

so it’s all/always been sea world.. so maybe now simona‘s tweet about dawn of everything makes sense:

The battle @davidgraeber  and @davidwengrow fight in *The Dawn of Everything* is not so much about historical revision, as it is about getting rid of the illusion of a one-shot revolution that takes us back to a single ideal past.

https://t.co/VvZKaZnqzd

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SimonaFerlini/status/1423554211258712067

not that there was a perfect time to go back to.. because all history was/is played out in sea world.. but that doesn’t mean we can’t leap to ie: eudaimonia\tive surplus.. to an undisturbed ecosystem (not a one shot revolution.. a revolution in reverse.. a revolution of everyday life.. revolution as instigating utopia everyday

findings:

1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people

ginormous diff

let’s be that creative in our refusal.. ie: a nother way

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m of care – sept 9 – simona on spinoza

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nika and david on infra

@nikadubrovsky 1/ “Revolution is happened when there is a transformation of common sense”, and in this meeting you and @davidgraeber discussed the potential for transformation towards #FreedomAndCare embedded in the pandemic crisis https://t.co/RQ7Elnk6D2

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sonmi451it/status/1441760095751139352

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twitter convo in regard to deep dive

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org around legit needs via tech as it could be.. as a means to undo our hierarchical listening

To survive, we must stop producing just for the sake of producing, and start self-conscious production – that is: start asking ourselves what are legitimate needs to fulfill

And organize around legitimate needs https://t.co/Q2VGNnuWtt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sonmi451it/status/1463767030000201738

simona’s quote tweet from this:

‘to elucidate the means, sensibility, and practice that could yield a truly harmonious ecological society’ murray bookchin ecology of freedom (& post scarcity anarchism)

org around legit needs.. via tech as it could be.. as a means to undo our hierarchical listening

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/monk51295/status/1463521462153744393

then this quote tweet:

More: means to be aware of the hierarchical patterns of our relationships and behaviors, and forget about getting rid of power relationships at once. https://t.co/55Y3uvs4eG

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sonmi451it/status/1463768001321349127

from this:

‘to use hierarchy/class/state interchangeably..could conceal existence of hierarch relationships/sensibility..both of which..even in absence of econ exploit or political coercion would serve to perpetuate unfreedom’ bookchin eof

need: means to undo hierarchical listening

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/monk51295/status/1463524423789518854

and then this quote tweet:

The question is: how? Who and how decides what’s a legit need and what isn’t?
Can we imagine a form of #DirectAction strike, where workers refuse to do useless and harmful jobs, and do instead something useful for the community? https://t.co/sewtmkzYrI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sonmi451it/status/1463848861944979461

from this:

To survive, we must stop producing just for the sake of producing, and start self-conscious production – that is: start asking ourselves what are legitimate needs to fulfill

And organize around legitimate needs https://t.co/Q2VGNnuWtt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sonmi451it/status/1463767030000201738

to her question:

The question is: how? Who and how decides what’s a legit need and what isn’t?
Can we imagine a form of #DirectAction strike, where workers refuse to do useless and harmful jobs, and do instead something useful for the community?

that’s been our problem.. not listening/pausing deep enough to grok legit needs.. ie: beyond ‘useful’ and ‘harmless’ jobs.. et al.. beyond ‘work‘ ness..

so we keep spending/wasting our energy on non legit irrelevant s

and so perpetuating tragedy of the non common

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simona spinoza scholar.. ie: m of care – jan 13 et al

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from simona on fragments page..

via simona ferlini fb share:

Included in the details of life under siege, is DG’s ‘Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology’

Thank you for this wonderful article. I admire the writer’s ability to keep studying and thinking under the bombs, and their observations connecting #Fragments of an anarchist anthropology to real life self-organization in a shelter are priceless.

My take on what the author says: imo he misses one point of David’s discourse on self-organization: self-organization is spontaneous (as soon as there is no authority people start self-organizing, and is quite good at it), *but is far from being “natural”. Rather, it’s the ever changing result of negotiations, conflicts and agreements. It’s a series of social arrangements that **need to be constantly worked out (as described in The Dawn of Everything, ch. 11 if I remember well), and it can and should be a collective work: ***you don’t need any Moises /Solon style Legislator for it.

i think spont self org (undisturbed ecosystem ness et al) is *natural.. our blindness is from only observing/being whales in sea world.. so we think it’s not natural.. and we insist on the **working it out ness.. which just messes/compromises the dance.. again.. perpetuating our blindness.. we have no idea what legit free people are like.. ***and again.. don’t need an form of people telling other people what to do.. any form of m\a\p.. we just think we need those things in sea world.. because myth of tragedy and lord verifies that thinking

this is no small detail.. this is huge.. because it’s keeping us from us

*Unless we collectively and self-consciously work them out, our social arrangements are most likely to reproduce the patterns, and, on the not-so-long run, the hierarchies we are accustomed to. A clear example is barter: the recourse to cigarettes in the place of money that the author describes is the same process described in Debt ch. 2 (The myth of the barter): exchanges and cooperation are regulated in many possible ways in human groups, and anthropologists have found almost no evidence of barter, but for people accustomed to regulate exchanges through money, which, when money is missing, resort to barter.

*this is about the need for detox.. we do need detox.. we need an unnatural means to undo our hierarchical listening.. but spont self org is not the unnatural thing

[https://anticapitalistresistance.org/six-cats-thirty-people-four-mortar-shells-two-weeks-in-the-occupied-kyiv-suburb/]

notes/quotes from articel by Evheny Osievsky (mar 24 2022)

Yet, it was the Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by Leftist social theoretician David Graeber that provided the most productive foil for my Vorzel’ experience.

Vorzel’ under Russian occupation witnessed the simultaneous unfolding of several directly opposite processes. Crisis, it appears, reveals both the best and the worst that people are and can be. (refers to spont self org vs shops not selling needed things).. Cigarettes transformed into a universal currency, while paper money lost all its value and meaning. 

Life under occupation goes on. If not exactly uninterrupted, then at least untamed. Throughout the time of isolation, a new couple emerged in our shelter (in defiance of a two-week-long absence of a shower). Fifteen children were born in the maternity hospital down the street. 

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find/follow simona:

It’s everybody, or no one. If we can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.

bologna italy

she’s part of the housekeeping committee for museum.care.. https://museum.care/housekeeping-committee/:

Simona Ferlini is a political philosopher and public servant of the health care system, a mother and a cook,
a real Italian and a real friend.
Among other duties, she is an active member of the Reading Group and the Documentary “Decision Making”. She will take care of cooking and nurturing, of room temperature, and of gossiping.

she was also a member of DiEM25 Coordinating collective

diem25 et al

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