virtual care lab

virtual care lab is a series of creative experiments in remote connection, co-founded by myself and Alice Yuan Zhang in 2020, and subsequently organized with a shifting group of contributors. VCL has created innovative openings for joy, empathy, creativity and invention, and explored issues in digital commoning, mutuality and collective care. From 2020-22, VCL created over 40 workshops, performances, and collective research groups including virtual soundwalks, experimental poetry labs, writing a “collective terms of service”, and various magical online portals, and has maintained a very welcoming Discord space. The project was developed in partnership with NAVEL, a non-profit cultural organization and community space in Los Angeles.

A few highlights: 
Collective Rest Portal (website & performance at University of Toronto’s 4S Conference) 
Terms That Serve Us (public research for The Bentway Conservancy) 
José Miguel Portal 
Care as Practice initiative 

VCL in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles 
VCL in Artillery Magazine