virtual care lab

virtual care lab is a series of creative experiments in remote connection, co-created by myself and Alice Yuan Zhang in 2020, and now collectively organized with a shifting group of contributors. The project seeks to create innovative openings for joy, empathy, creativity and invention, and explore issues in digital commoning, mutuality and collective care. Since spring 2020, we’ve created over 40 workshops, performances, collective research groups - things like virtual soundwalks, experimental poetry labs, writing a “collective terms of service”, and a few magical online portals - and we also have a super welcoming Discord forum. The project currently operates in partnership with NAVEL, a non-profit cultural organization and community space in Los Angeles.

A few of our major 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