resina is a platform for research based between London and Ferrara. Our work is invested in  developing environmentally sustainable and non-human-centric practices through slow-paced alternative education experiments and residencies. We support emerging practitioners working across various forms of art, research and writing.  

︎︎︎ Team and collaborators



Resina’s internal research and development project focusing on informal learning practices taking place online over the course of 2020. Organised by Olivia Berkowicz, Angelica Bollettinari, Sara Ortolani, Margherita d’Aloja, Lucie Kordacova, Margherita Elliott.

Drawing upon the experiences and knowledges produced during Ferrara Residency, the project aimed to investigate feminist historical and contemporary trajectories in education, pedagogies and activism through a reading group and feedback & support sessions.

As we were apart during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, we felt the urgency of finding in resina a support group and connect each other in a moment where distance was particularly tangible. Meeting online to discuss texts by Lola Olufemi, Anna L. Tsing, bell hooks, Lynne Segal, Silvia Federici, Ursula K. le Guin among others became a tool to feel closer, learn together and educate ourselves.

Reading List:

- Hamja Ahsan, Shy Radicals
- Ursula Le Guin, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction.
- Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World
- Silvia Federici, Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons
- Lynne Segal, Radical Happiness: moments of collective joy
- bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress
- Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters of Care
- Lola Olufemi, Feminism, Interrupted
- Alok Van Menon, selected poems
- Celine Condorelli, Notes on Frienship
- Svetlana Boym, Scenography of Friendship