A Proposal for an Autonomous Peer-to-Peer Clinic for Those Who Give CareThe Hologram
From the age of 13 years
Prior knowledge necessary ×
Translation into German ×
Barrier-free WC ✓
Wheelchair accessible participation possible ✓
Translation into sign language ×
The Hologram is a peer-to-peer health monitoring protocol practiced from couches all over the world. It has been spreading virally, from one (future) caretaker to the next, since early 2020. This project is feminist science-fiction come to life, and at the same time, is an anarchist social technology that anyone can use. Above all, The Hologram is a simple protocol for meeting with friends to focus on collective wishes, formally and long-term. The Hologram protocol creates autonomous health and stability and reminds us that we are a cooperative species, that we don’t need advanced degrees to wish for and work towards a world where everyone who cares for others is well taken care of.
The Hologram protocol’s basis is simple: One person, “the hologram”, invites three friends, “the triangle”, to meet with them on a regular basis and ask them questions about their physical, social, and emotional health. In this way, the triangle becomes the hologram’s living medical record if they practice this meeting together repeatedly over time. The triangle members are not experts. Instead they feel alongside the hologram, and observe their life changing over time. In turn, the hologram encourages their triangle members to invite three people into their own Hologram, so everybody who gives care is also well taken care of.
For the Who Cares? exhibition, Cassie Thornton, Florence Freitag, and Magdalena J. Härtelova, members of The Hologram Community of Practice will offer several opportunities to get to know and practice the protocol. At a desk for a (future) free social clinic, visitors will be able to see, listen, read more about the project, ask questions and sign up for peer-facilitated trial sessions.