Aiko Fukuchi’s Connection
that carries us

Aiko Fukuchi:
Over the past few months, many of us have realized the urgency with which we need to cultivate and strengthen care and interdependence within our communities. With the oncoming of winter, another period of isolation for many of us, I would like to host an outdoor workshop that will use a combination of writing, watercolor, and bookbinding to support cultivating caring relationships between queer people in the Detroit area. The goal of this workshop is to foster new connections for community-building and care to take place between queer people in Detroit. Participants will be asked to bring a book that they have found to be comforting, distracting, or insightful which has supported them through a difficult moment to contribute to a book exchange as part of the workshop. At the end of this workshop, each participant will have created the beginnings for a small care package that will be mailed to them mid-winter as a reminder to continue cultivating these connections, and reflect on the care they may need in that moment.

This workshop will be held on Sunday, September 26th from 2-4:30pm and will take place outside. As of now, masks will be encouraged though not required for vaccinated individuals.

If you would like to participate in Connection that carries us, please fill out a quick 5-minute registration form (link above) and we will send a confirmation e-mail with additional information on the workshop. We can't wait to see you there!

This program is supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit 2019 winning project. BULK Space is a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects.     

September 26th, 2021, 2-4:30 pm

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