Paratext #50 ft. Kinlab

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly program of performances by artists in residence at Hangar as well as artists on exchange grants. They present, in different formats, specific projects or parts of their work. The sessions are always open to the public with the purpose of enabling interaction with the artists themselves. Each Paratext also has an editor who will later publish his or her impressions of the presentation on this blog. On this occasion, Laura Benítez Valero will be the editor.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday 20 Jauary at 7 pm in Hangar’s Sala Ricson.

Maddalena Fragnito and Zoe Romano from Kinlab (Milan) will present OBOT – Our Bodies Our Tech. Thinking-with trans feminist and queer Science and Technology Studies, the artistic project addresses methods to lower the barriers of scientific knowledge production by making tools, protocols and data accessible and by promoting creative and collaborative inquiry practices while enacting forms of epistemic inclusion.

Zoe Romano is an independent researcher, craftivist, digital strategist e lecturer focused on social innovation, women in tech, technology, open design. Maddalena Fragnito, a PhD doctoral student at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures (UK), is a cultural activist exploring the intersections between art, transfeminisms, critical theory, technologies and politics – focusing on the practices of commoning social reproduction. During the last two years, they have been working together on the DSI4EU project and the Rebelling with Care publication (2019). They are now opening KINlab, an interdisciplinary lab in the San Siro neighbourhood in Milan.

At Paratext they will present the project Obot (Our Bodies, Our Tech), developed within the framework of the Biofricion Residence. Obot wants to implement a citizen science approach into the investigation of the womxn body around three conditions of life: teenagehood, fertility and menopause.

The event will be carried out following all security measures. Attendance is free of charge and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.