Stitching Solidarity: an invitation to form a temporary and creative community during August 2020. Creating a space for each other and ourselves. Exploring solidarity as a form of consistently showing up and sitting with strangers; counteracting the social, physical, and geographic isolations of living in the coronavirus era.
An invitation for you to take 40-minutes each day for five days as time to replenish, and to focus on an activity that brings you solace. This might be cross-stich, embroidery, knitting, drawing, meditation, yoga, reading, creative writing… Or another activity that enables you to draw breath, reflect, and take time to consider your response to the issue/s at hand, rather than immediately reacting to them.
Stitching Solidarity responds to the provocation ‘Let’s Reimagine Political Solidarity’, and the instruction to: propose how political and/or social solidarity can be collaboratively performed. Stitching Solidarity participants will be invited to email Antoinette with images, pdf texts, and/or weblinks to audio or video files of their responses to the provocation and contribute to the online Reimagining Citizenship Living Archive.
Each 40-minute Stitching Solidarity Zoom session will have a non-verbal welcome and the first 30-minutes will be silent. In the last 10-minutes you can – as an option – introduce yourself and share the activity you have been working on either verbally or via the Zoom chat function. To reduce Zoom-fatigue you are welcome to direct your webcam towards the project you are working on, then to participate, share the microphone and be seen for the last 10-minutes.
Time and Dates
Stitching Solidarity – you can join as many sessions as you wish.
10:00-10:40 DST (Daylight Saving Time GMT+1), each day from Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August 2020.
Cross-stitch for Beginners: a drop-in problem-solving chatty workshop.
10:00-10:40 DST Friday 7 August 2020.
Visit the event webpage for further information and free resources.
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