The self-help community dispensary
“Building community is to the collective as spiritual practice is to the individual.”
by Grace Lee Boggs
The self-help community dispensary is a space to find healing, to practice self-care and care for the community – built by the many and made for the many. It is a pharmacy for togetherness, a place to heal, to sooth, to take care and mutually protect each other.
As a practice of community care the remedies will be made collectively in the course of the exhibition. A variety of remedies with different healing powers will be available. Visitors can take with them the healing remedy that they feel they need at the very moment.
The self-help community dispensary is a place that tends to the needs of the individual in order for the community to flourish.
The remedies will be made collectively on the 14th of November 2020.
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With the voices of Melly Iyabo Reden, Muriel Scholl, Solina Sahli, Stéph and Tina Yemi Reden
First and foremost she is a gardener.
Stéph’s field of dedication shifted from international political and economic systems to mycorrhizae systems, reoccurring patterns across all the biological kingdoms’ species and to designs of intelligence and remembering in other than human entities. After graduating in international relationships from the University of Geneva she is currently studying Environmental Engineering at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Tina Yemi Reden
Tina explores polyphony, the role of active listening and the resulting entanglements, interdependencies and relationships. She’s interested in the moments of care needed when living in and listening to this abundance of connections, desires and interactions. She works with sound installations, rituals, storytelling or listening sessions as possible places for decolonial, queer feminist, and mindful practices – always trying to initiate intimate moments of being together. She studied at the Zurich University of Arts, the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.