What is it to feel AT HOME now, 18 months into a global pandemic? The conditions of our bodies, work, homes, communities, and of the planet have changed because of massive environmental, social and economic crises. While everything in the world is still shaking, we want to invite you TO BUILD A HOUSE OUT OF PEOPLE.
We know from local and global histories of public marches, collective actions, labour organizing and strikes, that we are the most powerful when we use moments of insecurity to connect to each other. Coming together to create change begins by witnessing the vulnerabilities of others and seeing how they overlap with our own to tell a story of our shared social conditions. By practicing new forms of distributed trust, support and solidarity, we believe that we can build a stable social network in Shieldfield that will outlast our individual and collective crises. Our relationships can create a sense of belonging and of home that will shelter and energize us.
The Hologram is a viral peer-to-peer health project that flips around our individual insecurity to make it into our greatest strength. No one is truly at home until everyone is. This practice reveals a simple way to give and receive care and attention that anyone can do without exhaustion or expertise.
In our first in-person course, we will offer the Hologram practice as a way to strengthen the community of Shieldfield, and to set the social conditions for thriving no matter the personal or public crisis. Whether you are shaken by social isolation, mental and physical challenges, lack of housing, environmental devastation, or borders, we welcome you to join us, TO BUILD A HOUSE OUT OF PEOPLE.