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The Care Manifesto

The Politics of Interdependence

The Care Collective

The Care Collective explores how we can reimagine our relationship with each other and with the world by making care take center stage. In a society where care has been individualized and commodified, the Manifesto outlines a possible alternative by recognizing and embracing our interdependencies. Traveling across different scales and temporalities, the Manifesto criticizes the carelessness of our current conditions and offers possible solutions based on past examples of caring politics, kinships, communities, states, economies, and of caring for the world, with a cogent focus on the role of space in supporting care. Yet the most compelling argument has to do with the interconnectedness of these different scales, in terms of both critique and of imagining new realities: the inequalities we experience in societies, the nuclear family as the only acceptable form of kinship, and the planetary crisis, are all different aspects of the same problem. Similarly, a vision of universal care has to support more promiscuous forms of kinship as well as community life. Economic models alternative to the profit-driven, neoliberal capitalism can support a more caring relationship to the environment.

— Chiara Dorbolò, Curator of the Architecture Book Fair 2021

Author: The Care Collective

Edited by: Rosie Warren

Publisher: Verso Books

Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cms

Number of pages: 128

Language: English

Cover: Soft Cover

ISBN: 9781839760969

First year edition: 2020

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