Interview with Ana Teixeira Pinto

Ana Teixeira Pinto is a writer and cultural theorist based in Berlin. She teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and the Dutch Art Institute. Her research relates to affect theory, digital media, political economy, decoloniality, and history of science.

In response to the question “What should the bank employees do?” posed in the film “The Broken Pitcher” Ana Pinto exposes solidarity and personal ethics as a thorny question. Owning a house or an insurance signifies having stakes in global finance. She explains how debt has a political function and traps citizens into a subservience creating a false sense of prosperity. She talks about the desertification of city centres, declining living conditions, and the rise of nationalist right movements.