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Discussion: Ecology of Care


Nightlife, clubs and cultural institutions have often provided vital sanctuaries for queer and marginalised communities, spaces where people can find a sense of belonging and support systems. Kicking off a new ongoing series on community care and mental health, today’s conversation will explore how isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic has affected communities that were already vulnerable. Through the lens of artists and mental-health professionals, this panel will touch on ways to cope with isolation, building alternative networks and harm reduction. Following this discussion, an online space will be created to process, share resources and set intentions collectively, leading up to a first session of holistic community care later in the week. The guests will include Julia Kata from Trans-Fuzja, a non-profit fighting for trans rights in Poland, visual designer and artist Ting Ding, as well as artist and queer nightlife organiser rafi. Moderated by tobha. This series is curated by Luz, tobha, Zara Wladawsky and Alicja Kozakiewicz.