• Commoning Molecules: Decolonising Biological Patents by Gender Hacking Protocols

    Author(s):
    maddalena fragnito (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Biopolitics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #transcare, #Hormones, #drugs, #commo
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/et25-9c52
    Abstract:
    By making reference to the political context of “molecular invasion” (Critical Art Ensemble 2002), this article will compare two practices of production and administration of hormones to highlight the consequences at stake when business property extends over bodies and cells of humans, animals and plants. [...] This article aims to show how selected DIWO biohacking workshops, which are taking place between Europe and North America, can be understood as decolonial interventions as they call us to critically reappraise the relationship between knowledge, power, and institutions by commoning science knowledge and resisting the push to commodify knowledge and place it behind paywalls, by commoning the molecules’ production. Finally, they promote a more inclusive approach to healthcare that critically reappraises technology and raises collective awareness of our bodies as battlegrounds to be engineered and controlled.
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