'A Zine of Collective Care: Covid-19 & Racism' is a digital zine workshop centred on sharing as nourishment and creativity as healing.

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About this event

In a time when racism is increasing against Chinese and South East Asian bodies, this hostility surrounds the mind and spirit of those bodies during this pandemic. This digital Zoom workshop offers a restorative space of collective sharing through art and zine making. The process of zine making creates a place to hear each other, amplify voices and build from a place of collective care. As Audre Lorde says, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."

This workshop is a part of a wider series of workshops exploring themes of care through food and nourishment, intergenerational intimacy, and the body itself. Your creative response to these ideas will form a shareable digital zine.

Workshop 1 Theme: An Instruction for Powerful Care

During a time where bodies of Chinese and East Asian heritage are experiencing racial hostility, what does it mean to feel and be in our bodies? Through sensory activities, we will consider the importance of care and nourishment and how deep care can revive power necessary for ourselves, our communities and to build solidarity.

To explore care and nourishment, this workshop associates care as embodied through food, daily routines/rituals such as gardening and walking, to consider how methods of care can be shared to hold space for one another. As a two-part workshop, these provocations will be explored through shared sensory meditation and collage making.

Part 1: 15 November, Sunday 5–6.30pm

Sensory meditation on oranges, power, nourishment and bodies.

Part 2: 22 November, Sunday 5–6.30pm

Create an object-centred instruction to share power.


By signing up to this event, you are reserving a place for Workshop 1 only, which is run over 2 dates (15 and 22 November). Please ensure that you are able to attend both dates before registering.

Spaces are limited to 15 per session.

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Further information

Please note, this workshop is aimed at bringing together people of Chinese and South East Asian heritages.

No prior expertise is necessary to join the session but as a collaborative workshop, participants will be invited to participate in a group exercise and discussion.

Due to limited spaces, we will create a waiting list and kindly ask participants to abide by a code of conduct which will be distributed to the group. On your registration, you will receive an email with details about necessary items and the Zoom link you will need to participate in the workshop.

If you have any queries about this workshop, please email Denise at [email protected] or [email protected].

This workshop is a part of a wider series, the other workshops are 'A Manifesto for Belonging' and 'Intergenerational Intimacy'.