What am I Co-Responsible For?
written by Emily Snow
20/08/2018: Museo Civico
There has been a lot of talk surrounding what we (panelists in discussion) feel co-responsible for. Through this document, I am curious to discover the co-responsibilities felt by the people/audience that have been listening to the ongoing discussions. The answers will remain anonymous, purely a collation of co-responsibility.
What am I co-responsible for?
I have been thinking about the privilege I have whilst I have been sitting in a room full of life and ways of being. I have been thinking about how I can sit in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, and that the discussion that I have been taking part in is happening in English. And thinking that this is something both wonderful and terrible that I am co-responsible for. I am thinking about the morning session (20/08/2018) led by Giorgia Nardin who mentioned something as the practice was coming to a close that particularly resonated with me; ‘If you are lucky enough to not carry such trauma, do what you can to be an accomplice to those who must carry it.’ Therefore, this is my pledge to be an accomplice. To be co-responsible for giving and sharing what I can. Putting what I am and what I have to use.
What are you co-responsible for?
I am co-responsible for awareness.
I am co-responsible for my culture.
I am co-responsible for tasks in certain situations.
I am co-responsible for people who are foreign to this/my culture.
I am co-responsible for the people I encounter.
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