Intersecting guidelines of care

What follows is a compilation of collective guidelines of care coming from different fields and configurations — from informal affinity groups, activist collectives to arts organizations.

Inspired by the work of feminist, decolonial and anti-capitalist activists, we launched the open call Intersecting Guidelines of Care in 2019, which resulted in this online publication.

This collection aims at sharing tools for safer and more ethical collaborations within groups, organizations and institutions. It originates in our recurrent feeling of lack of tools when facing a situation of problematic or imbalanced power relation, and our thankfulness when peers, allies and friends share empowering tools with us.

By guidelines we mean documents that provide instructions for behavior in a specific context. Guidelines work on the mode of the proposition, they are not models that can work in any situations, they need to be re-evaluated, adapted. In that sense we would like to work in a “rhizomatic open source” way — providing source tools that can be modified and adapted to specific situations, generating new tools in a decentralized manner.

We do not mean to build an exhaustive collection, we rather hope to assemble a generous compilation that will inspire groups and people in need for tools, who may then adapt existing guidelines to their own context, creating new situated documents.

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Made in collaboration with Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Sarah Magnan from our editorial committee, and with Cathie Bagoris, co-author of the “Mutual Aid Contract” (with moilesautresart) and collaborator as an intern of Intersections of Care ♥

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Art and My Career

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Black Artists and Cultural Workers in Switzerland

Charte They Collective

Commoning Accessibility

Free exhibition seating advice by Shannon Finnegan

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Guidelines for the Postponement or Cancellation of Work

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Institution d’Art Féministe


Mutual Aid Contract

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Queer Code of Conduct


Safety is a Right Not a Privilege

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Taking (Back) Care

Tender Center Access

Tender Center Allyship

The Five Fold Path of Productive Meetings

The White Institution's Guide For Welcoming Artists of Color* And Their Audiences

Toolkit for Cooperative, Collective, & Collaborative Cultural Work

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White Supremacy Culture

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