The Care Reader
November 10, 2020
About The Care Reader
This reader was curated to accompany the 2020 PNCA Graduate Symposium: “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need,” November 20-21.
2020 has presented us with manifold challenges. Some of these challenges are centuries old, incited by the violence and atrocities of settler colonialism, industrialization, and the expansion of capitalism to all corners of the world. Some of these challenges feel new, but are the culmination of the terrifying effects of climate change threatening total ecological collapse. At every turn we are confronted with catastrophic situations, and we are called upon to find creative ways of sustaining, nourishing, and caring for our world.
We turn to the wisdom of those that have survived and continue to sustain themselves and their communities in apocalyptic situations. We seek to uplift the voices of survivors that have found ways of loving themselves and others while fighting for a more just world.
With steady intention and care, dreaming, visions, resilience, and direct action, we’ll cultivate new futures - worlds of joyful entanglements bound by mutual aid and compassion.
The reader includes podcasts, webinars, links to articles, and information about other resources.
A series of MA in Critical Studies student-led discussions on Care Reader materials will be held November 12th, 16th, & 18th from 6-7pm PST.
Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need is a fully online symposium featuring artists, designers, scholars, and activists responding to issues of accessibility, community care, and mutual aid during a time of crisis and uncertainty that has made clear the harmful impacts of multiple oppressive systems including for-profit healthcare, policing, economic insecurity, anti-Blackness, colonization, and ableism.
The MA in Critical Studies students recently had the opportunity to spend time in the serene landscape of the Caldera Art Center near Sisters, Oregon.
This curated digital reader accompanies November's 2020 PNCA Graduate Symposium: “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need.” It offers podcasts, webinars, articles and more to empower our community as work to find creative ways of sustaining, nourishing, and caring for our world.
Leading up to the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies annual two-day symposium on November 20-21, graduate students from the MA in Critical Studies program will host a series of conversations that are open to all who want to participate. This year discussions on November 12, 16, and 18 will focus on the symposium theme, “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need.”