The last years slogan of the Berlin Disability and Mad Pride Parade was called: Ganzhaben statt Teilhaben. The activists literally translated the slogan from German into English saying: ALLicipating instead of PARTicipating, meaning, we want to have it all or we want the whole instead of getting only a bit. Or speaking in a more metaphorical sense: We don't want a piece of cake, we want the whole fucking bakery!
Rethinking care profoundly implies a complex and demanding exercise, which involves comprehending anew connections, and connections_with_others, practicing the _with_. The alternative health service in Trieste that works with micro areas is a very good example how care could be practiced differently as a democratic living together.
There are different models: on one side Trieste, with an extraordinary accumulation of knowledge and experience in the field of health, which is currently confronted with the national restriction of welfare, with political and administrative interlocutors that aren’t especially friendly, and recently with the social situation in which we lack movements that might allow us to play in new ways with the relationship between the inside and the outside of the institutions; on the other side there are the Greek experiences, which are extraordinarily capable of innovation in the field of what Rotelli calls the “contraptions”, the “artefacts”, the “engineering”. However, these kinds of experiences are born and develop out of absolute emergencies, so their longevity is always in question.