virtual care lab

virtual care lab is a series of creative experiments in remote connection. 

We create welcoming, innovative opportunities for joy, empathy, creativity and invention; and we aim to support mutual aid actions and other forms of community care. Our projects have included many unconventional virtual gatherings, focused discussions, collective performances, creative activities, and collaborative online spaces. Projects are proposed by community participants and developed in collaboration with virtual care lab. You can submit your own idea here.

virtual care lab imagines an accessible, autonomous, empathetic place where creative work is a form of civic engagement. In context of physical distancing, and where surveilled and monetized spaces shape our digital lives, we aim to create opportunities for genuine presence, purposeful online/offline connection and collaboration, and digital well-being. 

Ultimately, we want to affirm creative expression as a necessary language contributing to an equitable civic system, and to make this language and practice available, familiar, and welcoming to our communities.

virtual care lab is supported by NAVEL, a Los Angeles-based community organization and a member of Common Field.