Packing and unpacking Care

Packing and unpacking Care
Name Packing and unpacking Care
Location Het Wilde Weg
Date 2023/07/25
Time 10:00-13:00
PeopleOrganisations Meike Hardt, Karl Moubarak
Type HDSC2023
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Packing and unpacking Care and Love as a framework for building collective tools and infrastructure.

In recent years, a feminist understanding of care has been widely discussed as a potential ethical and political framework against exclusionary and discriminatory mechanisms in design and making processes. According to Joan Tronto, the discussion about care is a reflection about power(1). We use this as a starting point to discuss power structures inscribed in socio-technical infrastructures and as the question on how a relational and interdependent understanding of making can help us collectively build caring infrastructures. Bringing together making and thinking, we are going to experiment with and build a small local off-grid communication mechanism for collective discourse and cohesion, and simultaneously engage in short readings on care and love ethics by Joan Tronto, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and bell hooks to explore the potential of care regarding building collective infrastructures.

(1) Joan C. Tronto (2013): Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice, NYU Press

Number of Participants: Open! If we are a bigger group, we can organize group work.




Meike is a designer, music and dance lover and recently started a PhD researching collective design practice as democratic inquiry for social justice and equality in the field of artificial intelligence.

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