CAS SEE Seminars with Guests: Pantxo Ramas

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The Legacies of Basaglian Deinstitutionalisation of Mental Healthcare

On Thursday, December 9th at 12 pm, we hosted CAS SEE Weekly Seminar with Pantxo Ramas, hosted by our Fellow Valeria Graziano.

What does it mean to produce an archive in times of danger? How can memory help to open up the contradictions of the present? Starting from the materials of the Documentation Centre Oltre il Giardino in Trieste, which collects the history of the radical deinstitutionalisation of mental healthcare in Trieste, against the asylums and for a community approach to sufferance and emancipation, we will try to address these questions. Arts, institutional practices, as well as social movements interconnect in the materials we shelter and hopefully they can be a trigger for imagining today a radical practice of care, within and against the neoliberal dismantlement of public healthcare systems and for affirming the right to health and care as common practices for emancipation.

Pantxo Ramas

After working in universities and contemporary art institutions at a European level, he is now in charge of the documentation and research centre Oltre Il Giardino, for the social cooperative La Collina and in collaboration with COPERSAMM (Conferenza Permanente per la Salute Mentale nel Mondo Franco Basaglia ) and the Department of Mental Health of Trieste. Based on an academic background in social sciences, political economy and urban studies, and participation in European and Latin American social movements, as well as experience as a local public policy consultant, his research focuses on the possibilities and transformations of care practices in contemporary contexts. Combining archival research and oral history, his recent research (supported by the Real Academia de España en Roma) investigated the artistic practices that accompanied the Basaglian revolution in Trieste: photography, urban art, theatre, visual arts and design. The results are documented in the website Palinsesto Basagliano
( In the collective research project Entrare Fuori (, his work focused on institutional transformations in care and health in Europe, in collaboration with local authorities and cultural institutions, such as the City of Madrid, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata Giuliano Isontina, in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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