Creative Care Dinner
2023 - Creative workshop
The Creative Care Dinner is a workshop that I've created in collaboration with my partner, tattoo artist and social maker Mandy van Pelt, for culture house RAUM Utrecht.
The workshop took place during RAUM'S "Huisfeest" event, and was created in order to make place for neurodiverse creatives, their personal struggles and art practices.
Being an artist naturally comes with certain challenges; financially, socially and emotionally we are faced with struggles in a society that favours fast over slow and money over time. Especially for us neurodivergent makers, creating amidst a world that is driven by exponential growth, overstimulation and "fitting in" can be very difficult to navigate. Being in community and finding ways to navigate these struggles in a way that feels safe, is therefore an important part of staying sane and healthy.
"The Creative Care Dinner" was created out of our own experience as neurodivergent makers and as a means to serve our community, while simultaneously taking care of ourselves as well.
During the workshop our visitors were served a four course "meal", each representing
a part of our practice: self, community and creation. Each dish came accompanied by a journalling question in which the guests where asked to reflect on their own ideas and behaviour around this subject. Three courses consists of small herbal dishes, while during the main course the visitors and us co-created a large mural together. The mural is still be showcased at RAUM at the moment.
Below you will find the documentation of our workshop & mural.