25 October 2020
14:30–18:30 h

Caring Infrastructures – Day 2 How can we collectively build caring infrastructures?


Studio Experimentelles Design and Frauke Frech

Other contributors:

Due to the rising infections with Covid-19 the event will take place online with contributions by Malu Blume, Frauke Frech (Grand Beauty on Tour), Maternal Fantasies, Nora Sternfeld, Studio Experimentelles Design (Klasse Prof. Jesko Fezer, HFBK Hamburg) and engaged participants from the region

Curated by Sascia Bailer

Social norms and often unquestioned values act as invisible infrastructures that determine how we shape interpersonal relationships: In what way do we care for ourselves, for each other and for our communities? As rigid as these norms and values may seem, they have the potential to be carriers of social change: Can we unlearn traditional mechanisms of exclusion and design new social protocols that focus on collective care and solidarity? Can our society become more inclusive by incorporating ethics of care into our social infrastructures?



Part of the online program is available on Vimeo for later viewing.


Caring Infrastructures – Day 2
Sunday, October 25th 2020


2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Care without Bodies?

A digital, collective reflection on the curatorial programme 2019/20 with participants of the curatorial programme 2019/20, Studio Experimental Design (initiators of the Archive of Encounters) and Frauke Frech (Grand Beauty on Tour / artist)

Moderated by Sascia Bailer

in German

As a concluding program, artistic director Sascia Bailer invites past participants and contributors of her curatorial program at M.1 to reflect on the curatorial year now drawing to a close. The artist-led workshop series Care for Caregivers (May-December 2019 at M.1), dealt with questions of collective care, trust, self-care and motherhood, among others. The Archive of Encounters of Studio Experimental Design, which artistically documents and interprets the workshop series, serves as a basis for discussion. The students explored the questions of how social processes can be made visible and what traces a conversation, an encounter, leaves behind. After almost two years of a multi-layered program on the themes of visibility, support structures and care: what was it, what remains and what may still come? And how can we practice care without bodies during the pandemic?


Additional ONLINE ProgramME & Displays

OUT NOW: kuratieren #6
Curating, Care and Corona
von Sascia Bailer

Written during lockdown, published in the second wave of Corona: The kuratieren-booklet #6 "Curating, Care, and Corona" by Sascia Bailer is out now! This booklet is many things: a critical questioning, a doubting, a reflecting, sometimes also a plea. But above all it should also enable insight into the 2019/20 curatorial programme on Careat M.1, and invite readers to continue with their own related lines of thought. The text unites five fragments that engage with artistic works and curatorial formats from Sascia Bailer ́s programme, each in the context of societal discourses surrounding care, curating, digitality, alternative economies and the necessity of new social infrastructures.

Link to PDF

The printed booklet can be ordered here: info@arthurboskamp-stiftung.de


Umrisse – in den Rissen
Sound collage by Polyphrenic Creatures, 20:26 min.

The artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures collected voices from the storytelling-cafés of Holo Miteinander, which act as experiences and resistances in relation to togetherness in rural areas. The sound installation uses layered collages from the individual stories to transform them into a polyphonic space of resonance for the ideas and needs of differently lived realities.

Since the beginning of the year, the artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures joined the storytelling café series Holo Miteinander in the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung as listeners. Due to Covid-19, almost all events of the series took place online. Due to this situation, Polyphrenic Creatures started an exchange via letters with the participants of the café. In the sound collage Umrisse – In den Rissen Polyphrenic Creatures retells the excerpts of the sharings from the storytelling cafés, the letters and transcribed parts from interviews. These interviews were conducted by Polyphrenic Creatures in summer 2020 with the moderator of the storytelling café series and three participants on site in Hohenlockstedt.



Community Forum of the Storytelling-Cafés Holo Miteinander
An Initiative by Antje Hachenberg, Claudia Dorfmüller und Sascia Bailer

As part of the Holo Miteinander project, five storytelling cafés with people from Hohenlockstedt (short: Holo) and the surrounding area took place in the café room of M.1, where they exchanged ideas on the topics of mobility, living, work, leisure and food. The focus was on the wishes, needs and experiences that each participant brought with them on these topics and shared them with the others as a speech. Active and careful listening was an important feature of this series of events, which had the goal of making connections visible through exchange and listening. This is intended to pave the way for a solidary community in Hohenlockstedt in order to promote and value the village community, collective care and inclusion. The themes and contributions of the storytelling-cafés will be brought together in the community forum, which will focus on how the Holo Miteinander platform can be expanded beyond the funding framework of the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung and address the question of how sustainable, self-organized solidarity structures can be developed. As part of the forum, the artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures will present the sound-collage Umrisse – in den Rissen, which makes the stories from the series of events accessible in a layered form.


Better, together: Approaches to Self-Organization for Holo Miteinander
Workshop with Jesse Dittmar (Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie)

Whether at home, in a club, at work, among friends or in the village community - things always have to be agreed upon, discussed and organized. In this workshop, the participants will explore how a future self-organization of Holo Miteinander can be implemented as part of the project. Together, the goals and visions from the forum of the previous day are tested for feasibility, and maybe first steps for action can be agreed upon. The workshop facilitator will bring along tools for collaborative work processes. The workshop will be led by Jesse Dittmar, who herself works in a grassroots collective: The Leipzig-based association Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie does not have a boss. All important decisions are made collectively according to the consensus principle, care work is managed together, and funds are distributed according to needs, not working hours.


Archive of Encounters
Exhibition by Studio Experimental Design of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg (Class Jesko Fezer)

For over a year, four students have been accompanying the curatorial program at M.1 on the topic of Care . Each event was documented by one student and afterwards artistically interpreted. This resulted in eight interpretations in the form of suitcases which allow outsiders to access what happened. The archive invites its users to search for traces and to engage with the topics, impressions and experiences in peace and quiet, and in turn to create their own encounters with the contents. The Archive of Encounter is mobile and participatory: Through the cooperation with the public library in Hohenlockstedt, it can be borrowed like any other media. During the event Caring Infrastructures the archive will be exhibited in M.1.

The Archive of Encounter was conceptualized and realized by Veronica Andres, Pablo Lapettina, Laura Mahnke, and Skadi Sturm.