This «relationship anarchy» endeavors to be a real revolution sparked from our affections, rooting not only in the long tradition of anarchism but also in contributions from the most recent sociology, anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and non-monogamous activisms. At a time when revolutionary perspectives seem to have moved beyond the horizon, the challenge of relationship anarchy is to build non-hierarchical networks of mutual care, trying to extend to intimacy the ideals that we would like to lead in society, overcoming normativity, inherited power structures, and stereotyped control mechanisms.
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About the Author
Juan Carlos Pérez-Cortés
SILLA (VALÈNCIA, SPAIN), 1966
Researcher in Artificial Intelligence with extensive scientific production in this field. He is a full professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, founder and director of the Perception, Recognition, Learning, and Artificial Intelligence research group. He has been the scientific director of the University Research Institute, where his group has been based for a decade.
Outside his academic field, he has participated in events and spaces related to non-normative relationships since 2010; he was the author of one of the first translations into Spanish of the Relationship Anarchy Manifesto and actively contributes to its dissemination in different spaces of debate. He is co-founder of the Association for Affective, Ethical, Non-normative Relationships of Valencia, which organizes, among other activities, one of the most attended relational activism meetings in Europe, the OpenCon Valencia, which in 2023 will reach its third edition. It has participated in the first Meeting on Relational Anarchy in Spain, other national and international meetings, and workshops and conferences on relationships and normativity.