The book Art-Care Practices for Restoring the Communal was co-written by Barbara Bickel and R. Michael Fisher and published by Routledge Press, drawing upon their 30 years of experience facilitating and the recent findings from the Spontaneous Creation-Making (SCM) Happenings with 35 participants between 2020 and 2022.

Currently, Spontaneous Creation-Making is on hold from on-line on ZOOM sessions.

Title: Communal Practices in Quarantine Time/Crisis:
Making Sense of Our Times and Our Lives

Purpose: utilizing the interactive communal Spontaneous Creation-Making Practice for learning to learn through creativity for the purpose of connection, compassion, health and justice

Description: The current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has and will continue to change the world in major ways. As a research creation lab Studio M* would like to contribute to the learning that will be most useful in crisis and the opportunities it presents, individually and collectively. We imagine doing this in a caring community of creative and artistic communal practices.

Knowing that so many of us are in self-quarantine and social distancing, we wish to offer a series of online participatory scheduled activities. As Studio M* artists-educators we invite you to join us in an ongoing exploration of both engaging in unique practices and documenting them to contribute to research (see attached Research Goals) on how these practices may assist us in these troubling times.