-Make school a priority

More than three months after the closure of schools because of the Coronavirus pandemic, teachers, parents and students gathered in a square of Bologna for a demonstration called by a nationwide network called “Priorità alla Scuola” (Make School a Priority) in more than 60 Italian towns, to demand that the government take this issue seriously and invest the resources required to reopen them.

-Napoli, the first assembly after the pandemic

On the 30th of May, the first public assembly after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic was held in Napoli’s Piazza Plebiscito, gathering social movements, activists, art workers and many others for an afternoon of discussion on grassroots responses to the pandemic and the looming crisis.

-Making a breathing mask

According to a recent report by the Polytechnic of Turin, if the current mindset on dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic persists, in the near future Italy might need millions of disposable, single-use breathing masks per month. We all know very well where these masks will go after being used once, and since wearing them might become compulsory at work, in shops, on public transport and even in the streets of our cities, we must learn how to make our own, re-usable masks, unless we want to discharge on Mother Nature the cost of yet another one of our collective delusions.

-Living, not surviving

A group of women from different working backgrounds offers several proposals for a “phase 2” of the Covid-19 emergency that also addresses social needs, and not only productive ones. We need a politics that goes beyond the management of emergencies, and tries to imagine a possible world. By Tristana Dini, Ilaria Durigon, Barbara Buoso and Sara Gandini.