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The Hologram: Towards an Anti-capitalist Care Practice

April 9 @ 14:00 - 18:00

Members: Fenwick McKelvey
Clusters: Speculative Life

On April 9th, Machine Agencies of Speculative Life Cluster is hosting a 4-hour hands-on workshop on The Hologram, a viral distribution system for non-expert healthcare, led by Cassie Thornton.



The Hologram serves as a mythoreal viral distribution system for accessible healthcare, operating across the globe. Its concept is straightforward: 3 individuals, known as the ‘Triangle,’ convene regularly, either online or in person, to prioritize the physical, mental, and social well-being of a fourth person, referred to as the ‘Hologram.’ In turn, the Hologram imparts knowledge on both offering and receiving care to these participants. As they become proficient, the Hologram guides them in establishing their own triads, thereby perpetuating the system’s growth.

This social innovation draws inspiration from the experimental care models pioneered in the Social Solidarity Clinics in Greece during the peak of the financial and migration crises. The outcome of  The Hologram process is the establishment of a resilient multidimensional health network, community-focused social rituals, and a sense of trust capable of enduring beyond the era of capitalism.



This workshop introduces “incomers” to The Hologram practice with an introduction to its history and underlying principles, along with a chance to actively engage in its methods. Originating from moments of crisis and designed for navigating them, The Hologram combines personal reflection, collective action, and anti-capitalist strategies. The workshop consists of one-third presentation and two-thirds interactive participation led by two facilitators, supplemented by experienced practitioners as necessary. Participants can expect support, stimulating challenges, and an invitation to join the broader global community of Hologram practitioners!




Cassie Thornton (b. 1981 US) is an artist and activist who makes a “safe space” for the unknown, for disobedience, and for unanticipated collectivity. She uses social practices including institutional critique, insurgent architecture, and “healing modalities” like hypnosis and yoga to find soft spots in the hard surfaces of capitalist life. She is currently the co-director of the Re-Imagining Value Action Lab in Thunder Bay, an art and social centre at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada.




📅: April 9, 2024 | 2-6 p.m

📍: Speculative Life Research Cluster E.V 10.625

🔗: Make sure to register HERE as there are only 16 spots available!


April 9
14:00 - 18:00
Event Category:


Speculative Life Research Cluster