'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 3 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 3 Theme: Intergenerational Intimacy

As we move towards uncertain futures, the past grows with more significance. In this two part workshop, we will reflect on texts and create visual collaged landscapes that explore intergenerational intimacy and distance.

This workshop serves as a space of intergenerational reflection to amplify the voices and stories of unheard stories of both living elders and past ancestors. The act of listening and sharing is an expression of care. This workshop serves as a platform to amplify voices and stories from the past to guide and affirm paths into the future.

Part 1: 13 December, Sunday 5–6.30pm GMT

Group reading

Part 2: 20 December, Sunday 5–6.30pm GMT

Speaking through intergenerational bodies and collage


By signing up to this event, you are reserving a place for Workshop 3 only, which is run over two dates on the 13 Dec and 20 Dec, please 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 sessions: 'An Instruction for Powerful Care' and 'A Manifesto for Belonging'