The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it's not even important that we have all the knowledge, what's important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

Networks of Care

Rita Graça

Networks of Care

Networks of Care is a project supported by extensive research on online communities and their moderation systems. Through the format of a field guide, this work leads you through the attempts, accomplishments and missteps of users and custodians of regulated social networks.

Throughout the project, I collected user experiences by interviewing different community members, seeking the pioneering work of artists, designers, libre and open software enthusiasts, feminists and LGBTQ+ users. I gathered and analysed a broad span of Codes of Conduct and compiled other useful resources.

It's exciting to consider which gestures may contribute to increasing autonomy and cooperation in digital platforms, whether Codes of Conduct can be useful to reduce hate and improve interactions, or even desirable. Let's explore the networks of care generated together!

Networks of Care — A Field Guide

Networks of Care — a field guide (2020). License — Copyleft: This is a free work. You can copy, distribute, and modify it underthe terms of the Free Art License