Islands are often considered metaphors for isolation. Their remoteness is a fiction participants will map / assemble / act together in an anything-but-human entanglement. The cartographic conversation will reflect on the affects of self-sufficiency, cohabitation and viable ecosystems. What species will people embody when considering the possibilities of care on these islands?
In this workshop, participants are invited to imagine and draw a map of care by removing themselves from their ‘familiar’ environment and placing themselves in a remote location and unfamiliar perspective. The mapping exercise will be guided by collective inter-species role-play. Participants will adopt identities and navigate the conversation from the perspective of something more-than-human (insect-architect, ethnographer, writer, lichen-cartographer, ocean, climate) while drawing a map of their chosen island. Fictional islands will be made up of imagined histories and relevant realities, from inhabitants as opposed to onlookers. Participants are invited to become anything-but-human in the interspecies entanglement. The workshop will begin with a reading on care during which participants will be invited to draw themselves as islands. This workshop will be an exercise in mapping/assembling/acting ideas surrounding care, remoteness, anything-but-human, entanglement and possibility.
The workshop is organized by City as a Spaceship.
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