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

A Zine of Collective Care: Covid-19 and Racism Workshop 2 poster

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 2 Theme: A Manifesto for Belonging

The racialised framing of Covid-19 has thrown a heightened visibility to bodies of Chinese and Asian heritage. This visibility is a stark contrast to the historical invisibility of those very bodies in daily life. Against the dominant homogenising media outlet, this workshop offers a space to creatively intervene with the stereotypical projections that circulates in mainstream media.

Through creative collaborative writing and collage, this workshop centres on unravelling the multiple threads and questions related to belonging. This workshop proposes a space for creative intervention to re-make and articulate a visual landscape to speak from a place of bodily experience.

Part 1: 29 November, Sunday 5–6.30pm GMT

Collaborative writing on transformation and belonging

Part 2: 6 December Sunday 5-6.30pm GMT

Shared sensory activity and making


By signing up to this event, you are reserving a place for Workshop 2 only, which is run over two dates on the 29 November and 6 December, do make sure you are able to attend both dates before registration.

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 [email protected].

This workshop is a part of a wider series, for more information about the other session: 'Intergenerational Intimacy'