Beacon, New York
Ever wondered whether paperwork can be used to increase love and compassion in the world? The Empowering Clerks Network (ECN) is the largest international entity offering Playful Paperwork services such as Joy Permits, DIY Certificates of Recognition, Apology Declarations, Love Receipts, Open Carry Permits, Village Fool Diploma, and others. Learn more about the Center for Supportive Bureaucracy during Office Hours at the PASEO Festival and learn how to help your friends and community using official forms.
About the artist: Ori Alon is an interactive artist, writer and cartoonist from Beacon NY. He founded the Center for Supportive Bureaucracy in 2015 and initiated the issuing of 500,000 Playful Paperwork documents worldwide such as Joy Permits, Forgiver’s Licenses (A&B), Refurbished Report Card, Adults Special Achievement Stickers, Racism Release Forms, DIY Certificates of Recognition, Apology Declaration, OK Parent Award, Open Carry Permit for Musical Instruments, Compassion Cards and assist people in writing personal letters using vintage typewriters.
Alon co-created the #HiddenFortuneWheel street art project for empathy, posted thousands Alternative Street Signs, dedicated hundreds of benches, parks and public places to War on Drugs, McCarthy Witch Hunt, sex trafficking and torture victims and in honor of various thought leaders. You can read Alon’s comics strip with postage stamps of world leaders such as Hitler, Stalin, Lincoln and Hendrix and see more of his work at www.JoyPermit.org