The Future Clinic for Critical Care presents Take Care
as part of NO LIMITS theatre festival at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin

Take Care is a three-day symposium founded on the relational ethics that disability culture has established and demands. The symposium gathers disabled and disability-allied artists, activists, social workers and theorists to critically reflect on care. Here, taking care means formulating new tools for navigating the interdependence and activation necessary to untangle the static social/political agendas of our time. In line with the perspective of numerous disability activists we take care not only as a past/present/future medical issue for all but as a social, creative and political strategy. We are asking: To what extent can the experiences of mutual caring serve as models for emancipatory relationships, action and the very foundation of resistance movements to come?

In 1988, Audre Lorde declared that “Self-care is a form of political warfare.” In the neo-liberal delirium of independent individualism a.k.a. “survival of the fittest”, care and caring need to become battle cries for future systems of collaboration and compassionate support. What if care motivated new and radical forms of interdependence? What if these new approaches were strong enough to disrupt the isolation and competition that capitalism perpetuates?

Welcome to the symposium where The Future Clinic for Critical Care presents Take Care, a three-day event held at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, comprised of theoreticians, activists and artists with/without disabilities from the areas of performance, art, political activism, social work, academia, health and sex work. We offer lectures, performances, conversations, controversial formats and positions on care and invite guests to hang out and participate in the program.



Friday November 10th 2017, 17.00 – 19.00
Day ticket 8,00 €, reduced 5,00 € – Buy now

Saturday, November 11th 2017, 10.00 – 18.30
Day ticket 15,00 €, reduced 10,00€ – Buy now

Sunday, November 12th 2017, 11.00 – 17.30
Day ticket 15,00 €, reduced 10,00€ – Buy now

THREE-DAY TICKET 30,00 €, reduced 20,00 € – Buy now

Performance “Tender Provocations of Hope and Fear” is not included in the day tickets.

J&J: Tender Provocations of Hope and Fear
Evening ticket only for the performance 13,00 €, reduced 8,00 €
Friday, November 10th  2017, 20.00Buy now
Saturday, November 11th 2017, 20.00Buy now

All online prices plus advanced booking fee.

Telephone: 030 259 004 -27,
Monday to Friday 12.00 – 18.00


HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin


Event languages: English & German with simultaneous translation into German & English, additional audio description in German.

Simultaneous translation into German sign language upon request to latest November 3rd 2017.

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building (on Großbeerenstraße).

Access to the venue over wheelchair ramp, lift available, handicapped accessible restrooms are available.

Wheelchair users are kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day in advance to or 030 259004 102.

About FCCC

The Future Clinic for Critical Care is a world-making forum that addresses the potentialities and paradoxes related to care. The project supports, studies, creates multiple affiliations and practises the methodologies of care providers and those receiving care today who are embracing fluid and hybrid versions of art, activism, social practice, social justice, social work and politics. Can we situate an emancipatory version of care in the future to re-program the present? What kind of political imagination is necessary to draw massive attention to the most vulnerable people and the constant barriers to their basic needs?

FCCC is an experiment, which allows us to renegotiate care and its often-violent, normalising narratives using skilful, monstrous, humorous and accelerated means of art making, social work and activism. FCCC is an ongoing series connected to “aquarium”, Kottbusser Tor, which is part of the “Battlefield Nurse” project by Jeremy Wade, a performer, performance maker and curator based in Berlin. Take Care is a necessary extension of this project in collaboration with James Leadbitter, a UK-based neurodiverse/madpride artist better known as the vacuum cleaner. To make sure that the decisions made for the symposium are accountable to Berlin’s disabled community, James and Jeremy collaborate with invited disability scholars, ac- tivist-artists and a local Berlin-based evaluation panel comprised of the members of Mondkalb aka Rebecca Maskos, Matthias Vernaldi and Michael Zander (who have overseen the curatorial process).


Organised by Lebenshilfe gGmbH Kunst und Kultur in collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

With support of:

Heartfelt Thanks go to: Astrid  Kaminski, Kenny Fries, Katerina Kokkinos-Kenedy, Dennis Kuhlow, Richard Stein, Claud Krams, Rebecca Maskos and Eike Wittrock.

FCCC is part of The Battlefield Nurse, a production by Jeremy Wade in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and Gessnerallee (Zürich).