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Attention Lab

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

Programs - Monira Foundation

Image courtesy of NANCY NOWACEK

The Attention Lab

Supported by Monira Foundation

in collaboration with Katharina Gruzei and participating artists of Right Time, Right Place.


Sunday, November 13th


888 Newark Ave, ste 440. 07306 Jersey City, NJ

Lunch is included!


Over the last twenty years, an unprecedented concentration of technical and financial power has successfully monetized human attention — with troubling implications for political, social and individual existence. Of the many casualties of this so-called “Attention Economy,” perhaps the most precious is attention’s role in creating the shared experiences that constitute a public reality. The effects can be seen in our fractured and contentious political landscape.

What is needed is public space where individuals can convene, form communities, and through the exercise of their collective attention, produce a common understanding of the world they live in—as well as a common vision of the world they hope to create. Attention and space: two oft-neglected elements that are critical to a healthy society.

An event hosted by the Monira Foundation responds to these threats. On November 13th, the Attention Lab, an experiential workshop designed to counter the predations of the Attention Economy,  will partner with Right Time, Right Place, an artist-curated exhibition that showcases works by international established and upcoming artists with different approaches to the public sphere. Through collective practices of sustained attention, participants will explore the power and beauty of pure attention, and will discuss its role in generating human communities and modes of political change. The Lab will feature Katharina Gruzei, collaborator and curator of Right Time Right Place and participating artists of the exhibition.

Designed by the Friends of Attention, the ATTENTION LAB is a space for collective experiments in Radical Human Attention. Through the LAB, participants practice tools for the liberation of their own attention—and all that follows.


The Friends of Attention is an informal underground coalition of artists and activists, who promote, cultivate, theorize, and share forms of attention resistant to commodification. We believe that the practice of radical human attention is essential for the cultivation of a more humane, compassionate and empowered future. For more information, visit https://friendsofattention.net.”


November 13
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST


Friends of Attention
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888 Newark Ave. Ste. 440
New York, NY NJ 07306 United States
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