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Distant, but not Gone

Like most everywhere else, Vessel is currently closed due to the coronavirus.

As a space dedicated to the local and the communal, it's hard to continue our work under the present conditions. We don't want to add to the busyness and stress of everyday life right now by trying to squeeze our programme into more little boxes on your desktop. That's one of the things we're trying to get away from.

However, we do believe now is a time to explore alternative ways of being and living, including with the kinds of tools we use under these conditions, and we hope to write more about this soon. In the mean time, we're thinking about the words of Arundhati Roy, always a good guide in hard times:

Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.

We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.

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