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January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
Through a collaborative reenactment of a pyramid scheme, disguised as a
cult based on self-care and collectivity, we aim to demonstrate a
critique of the way that care is used to sabotage solidarity and
accumulate wealth, appropriating language of sisterhood and stealing
from non-western cultures to derive its “authenticity”. The
reenactment is based upon research of the structure of a Mandala pyramid
scheme used to exploit women by masquerading as a support network.
Through this reenactment we will introduce the concept of Care-orism,
coined by Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven (noun): Capitalist economic
terrorism, justified by claims to care. Mimicking the structure of
financial institutions, we will explore some of the dynamics through
which indebtedness is intensified and everyday life is sinisterly
financialised. We will end a session with a reflection upon the workshop
and a broader discussion around the way that self- care and trauma have
been operationalised to reproduce class inequalities.
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