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Folding Paper Cranes

Two people sitting in chairs across from each other knit one long piece of fabric.

Performance view, Stan Shellabarger & Dutes Miller:Untitled (Pink Tube), MCA Chicago, Oct 15–Nov 19, 2013

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

by Dutes Miller


We all have the power to care for one another and our community. Paper cranes are simple objects that can help us show our care for others. This activity isn’t about making perfect paper cranes. It’s about using the time and attention required to make a paper crane to think about caring for other people. Making paper cranes creates space to focus on attention to detail, listening, and intention which are important to understanding care.


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