Micro-practices for a New Gentleness
Micro-practices for a New Gentleness was named after diagram artist and philosopher Félix Guattari, who in The Three Ecologies asked to “organize new micropolitical and microsocial practices, new solidarities, a new gentleness, together with new aesthetic and new analytic practices.” The instrument consists of 18 verbal prompts under the rubrics of premises, rules, and techniques. A semi-transparent, 3-d printed figurine holding a specific posture is associated with each prompt. The same posture is repeated as an image, attached to a large trefoil around which participants assemble. The Diagrammatic Instrument is to be activated by a facilitator, supporting a carefully focused conversation among the participants.