parallel dimension / dream / vision / playground for ideas / fiction / utopia?
what if a city prioritized care work above all else?
Care City is a fictional place and a playgound for ideas that wants to spread across the globe and reach as many hearts and minds as possible.As the Care Collective puts it the The Care Manifesto:
"We live in a world in which carelessness reigns".
Care City is the vision of a place where the opposite is the case.Putting on the glasses of Care City Citizen and seeing our reality from this perspective can help to fuel our imaginations of how our world can be different. From this perspective it can feel possible and doable to take actions here and now.
"Care is our individual and common ability to provide
the political, social, material and emotional conditions
that allow the vast majority
of people and living creatures
on this planet to thrive -
along with the planet intself."- The Care Collective in
"the care manifesto"
If this idea speaks to you and tickles your creativity, please use it for your own project! It could be visual or performing art, a workshop, a new activist movement, or anything else.... We ask you to continue the tradition: Make your project "open source" and "non-profit": In Care City, there is no reason to claim or own or make profit from our creations.If you would like to connect your project to the others, you can use the hashtags
#carecity(insertyourcityhere)If you have any questions, inputs or critique, please contact Lea Blair Whitcher, who is the currently m:othering this project in #carecityzurich:
contact [at] leawhitcher.com
what would the city look like? How would you work, move, love?
Care City: :Zürich
A three year experimental art project m:othered by Lea Whitcher that asks the question of how fictional, artistic work can have an influence on (political) reality.After a year of preparation and research in 2023, Care City will be fictionally designed, narrated and visualized in collaboration with various artists, activists and institutions from across the globe in 2024. The results are presented in live formats as well as digitally, and the reactions of the public to these formats are constantly evaluated and integrated.In 2025 all outcomes of this work are condensed into a tourable performing art format on the verge between theater and political event.The project has a local as well as a global focus: On the local side, the project asks specifically what Zurich would look like after the Care Revolution, using the Swiss city as a model. It thus hopes to inspire "carecityesque" transformation processes in Zurich. On a global scale, the project hopes to spread a world-wide movement, in which people and institutions independently begin to fictionally (and through that: politically) transform the cities they live in.
9. Dez 22 // Geerenweg 2 / Story-Telling-Event
Story Space - "Forgetting women*"
#carecityzurich13. Okt 22 / Kellertheater Winterthur / Talk-Reihe Kulthurpuls/
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#carecitywinterthur22.+23. Okt 22 / Rote Fabrik Zürich /
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m:other // Lea Whitcher Story Space: "Forgetting women*"
Taking care can sometimes mean to giving care to your own story.
What can that mean? How are the stories formed, that were told to us? How to find and break free of the narratives that limit our space?
„Story space“ is a collective format to listen, laugh, digest and reform the narratives that were woven into our world.
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