Theater director, playwright, technopolitical strategist, activist and teacher, in 2017 Rolling Stone magazine chose Simona Levi as one of the 25 people who are shaping the future.
Since 2018 she has been designing and co-directing the Postgraduate Course in Technopolitics and Rights in the Digital Era first at the Pompeu Fabra University, then at the University of Barcelona.
She is the initiator of projects such as Xnet – Institute for Democratic Digitization and Digital Rights – or 15MPARATO, which has led to the conviction of 65 politicians and bankers, of which 15 were imprisoned, among which is the ex-minister of economy of Spain and ex-president of the International Monetary Fund.
Simona Levi is promoter and (co-)author of several books. Notable amongst which is “#FakeYou — Fake news y desinformación – Gobiernos, partidos políticos, medios de comunicación de masas, corporaciones, grandes fortunas: monopolios de la manipulación informativa y recortes de la libertad de expresión” (#FakeYou: Fake News and Disinformation – Governments, political parties, mass media, corporations, big fortunes: monopolies of information manipulation and cuts in freedom of expression), edited by Rayo Verde in 2019; “Votar y cobrar. La impunidad como forma de gobierno” (Vote and charge. Impunity as a form of government)(published by Capitan Swing in 2017); “Tecnopolítica, internet y r-evoluciones” (Technopolitics, the Internet and R-evolutions) and “Cultura libre digital – Nociones básicas para defender lo que es de todxs” (Free Digital Culture: Basic Notions for Defending What Belongs to Everyone). Both these books were published in 2012 by Icaria.
Her shows have been performed in theatres and festivals throughout Europe and she has created high-impact festivals like OXcars and InnMotion.
She is and has been speaker in the media and advisor to countless citizen organizations and institutions such as the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence of the Government of Spain, the Directorate of Digital Society and the General Directorate of Digital Administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Bithabitat -Platform of Urban Innovation of the Barcelona City Council or the European Public Mosaic – Open Journal on Public Service of the School of Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya on issues in its fields of action such as digital rights and the renewal of democracy in the current era; free culture, freedom of expression, the fight against systemic disinformation and the strategic use of digital tools for organization, communication, democratic action and the fight against State abuse.
She has been featured in the 15M from Barcelona and in the movements for the right to housing.