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 significant projects & highlights: 
Collective Rest Portal (website & performance at U of T’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