- Who we are
M.E.D.U.S.E. (Italian for jellyfish but also the acronym for Mediterrenean Ecofeminist Decolonial Union for Self-Education) - is an initiative for the autonomous rhisomatic self-organized feminist practices of sharing the knowledges.
The original three meduse taking the initiative to lay the foundations of what they hope can become a rhizomatic and tentacular organism in the Mediterrenan basin are:
Daniela Festa, a geographer/ jurist, activist and researcher interested in creating institutions of the commons;
Romina de Novellis, performer, therapist, and ethnographer focused on the body as a political medium for healing and caring; and
Alessandra Pomarico, curator, writer, educator, working at the intersection of art, radical pedagogy and social issues.
All of them are deeply rooted in the Mediterranean, and recognise themselves in a Southern position (in the so-called Global North) but they also participate in and belong to trans-local struggles, from their homes respectively in Rome, Paris, and New York.