Round table "Debt, from the periphery"
In the framework of the festival, two round tables will be held to share experiences, imaginaries and reflections on debt, with activists and thinkers from southern Europe, Asia and Africa. The aim of these tables is to address the different typologies of debt: economic debt, gender debt, ecological debt; and all the different fields it passes through: health, housing, ecology.
Las participantes de la mesa fueron:
- Berta Iglesias from Ecologistas en Acción;
- Alejandra Jacinto form Plataforma Afectados por la Hipoteca;
- Vincenzo Benessere from Massa Critica Napoli;
- Carlos Sánchez Mato, ex-delegate of Economy of the City Council of Madrid.
Moderated by Chiara Giacco, of the Platform for Citizen Debt Audit.
The round table “Debt, from the periphery” offered a vision of debt more focused on the Spanish state and southern Europe.
Berta Iglesias outlined the context in which we find ourselves today, a social and economic order that “is going to have a change of paradigm, normality is going to end”. And in the face of this change, she raised the need to rethink the framework in which we move “in green and violet”, to put life in the center and reorganize society around what is worthwhile: human relations and balance with the environment.
For her part, Alejandra Jacinto explained how the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) arose as a citizen response to the subjugation that mortgage debt represents for families, at a time when the bursting of the housing bubble caused the problem of evictions to emerge. “Wherever we are,” Jacinto emphasized, “the important thing is that we interrelate to achieve victories for people. This idea was also echoed by Vincenzo Benessere, a member of a Neapolitan initiative that works against real estate speculation and tourism, and in favour of a collaborative economy and common goods.
Finally, Carlos Sánchez Mato, ex-delegate of Economy of the City Council of Madrid, was going to talk to us about the process of citizen audit in the City Council of Madrid, carried out during the mandate of Manuela Carmena, but he had to cancel his attendance at the last moment.
The round table was recorded in streaming, below you can see the recording of all the presentations.
Mesa redonda "Deuda, desde la periferia"
This project is co-financed by the European Union through the European project Citizens for Financial Justice. With the collaboration of Medialab Prado, the Complutense University of Madrid, the network of the Museo Situado (Museo Reina Sofía), Espacio Vecinal Arganzuela and the Teatro del Barrio. Coordinated by the Plataforma Auditoría Ciudadana de la Deuda, Grigri Projects and Massa Critica Napoli.