Simona Levi (Founder) – communication – investigation
Simona Levi is a theatre director, playwright, technopolitical strategist, cultural manager and curator, multidisciplinary artist, researcher, reporter and teacher who, as an activist, has focused in recent years on free culture, digital democracy and the strategic use of digital tools for organisation, technopolitical communication, collective action, the struggle against state corruption, and for the renovation of democracy.
Founder of projects like Xnet and 15MpaRato, which led to the trial of the chief executives of Bankia—ranked as the fifth bank in Spain—Levi organises platforms in order to bring corruption to light and to unmask those who are politically responsible for the economic injustices in Spain and Europe.
Levi is a prominent participant in the 15-M (anti-austerity) movement in Barcelona.
Prior to this, she was active in housing rights movements and for the use of public space.
Her shows have been performed in theatres and festivals throughout Europe and she has created high-impact festivals like OXcars and InnMotion.
Simona Levi is co-author of several books, notable amongst which is “Votar y cobrar. La impunidad como forma de gobierno” (Vote and charge. Impunity as a form of government), coauthor with Sergio Salgado – Describes the true story of the Bankia Case, the leakage of Blesa’s mails and the Black Cards. Published by Capitan Swing in 2017. “Tecnopolítica, internet y r-evoluciones” (Technopolitics, the Internet and R-evolutions) about the key role of digital networks in #15M, and she has edited “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.
Levi gives lectures, participates in talk-shows, teaches and offers consultancy in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Italian in themes ranging from free culture, digital rights, technopolitics, defence of a free, neutral Internet, new forms of democracy and the struggle against corruption.
Since 2017 she has designed and directed the Pompeu Fabra University’s master’s degree programme “CIVIL RIGHTS, TECHNOPOLITICS AND DIGITAL CULTURE: Common Goods, Democracy and Communication in the Information Age”.
Maddalena Falzoni aka Maddish (Founder) – technology
Software developer and systems administrator. Within Xnet, she coordinates the technical aspects and is responsible for the IT structure in all its aspects (development, usability, security).
She has worked with several groups and social movements taking care of the applications development, offering support, monitoring and consulting.
Sergio Salgado – communication and networks
He studied Political Science at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and Human Ecology at Universidade Aberta de Lisboa.
Alfa Sánchez – Technology
Chemist and programmer. With a vast experience in patent management, investigation and evaluation. He works with citizens’ movements to provide assistance in the counselling and coordination of digital tools and environments.
Isabel Sánchez Flores – Production
Her professional experience is related to the production of cultural events and collaborative projects. She is part of the Robocicla collective, a pedagogical initiative devoted to Free Culture and Hacker Ethics. She collaborates on operation aspects and on several citizen-run movements and devices.
Emma Avilés – International Relations
Activist. Working on international relations, with a special focus on European networks, coordination of social movements and communication. Masters in Globalisation, cooperation and development (University of Barcelona – Món3).
Rubén Saez – Research
Pau López – Networks and design
Consultant and specialist in graphic and interior design, among other areas. He combines this activity with the stimulation of digital communities.