Care and Critical Action

Cameron McEwan* (Editor), Nadia Bertolino (Editor), Cristina Mattiucci (Editor)

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This issue proposes care as a framework for critical action to critique capitalist modes of spatial production. We put forward perspectives on urban care, institutions of care, and care as agency, to argue that care as critical action refers to individual and collective mobilization for the radical changes society needs today. Regressive forms of individualism have undermined the social imagination and eroded civic institutions. Care for "the other," for individual and collective life, for the planet, and for the city must be brought to the forefront of our relations of thought.

This issue includes 11 papers, an afterword, and a visual essay by Patrizio Martinelli.

1 Editorial
2 Lorens Holm, My neighbour, the subject of civilisation
3 Nathanael Nelson, Deconstructing Hospitality. Postcolonial Care in the Built Environment
4 Andrew Copolov, The urban staffroom. Imagining infrastructures of care and solidarity in Melbourne
5 Ceara O’Leary, Community Hubs as Networks of Care
6 Jiayi Jin & Yuxin Wu, Careful Careless. A System to Restore Ecological Systems in Cities
7 Lee Ivett & Ecaterina Stefanescu, To Make is to Care
8 Jonathan Orlek, Claire McAndrew, Cristina Cerulli, Mara Ferreri, Marianna Cavada & Eleanor Ratcliffe, For a relational understanding of care in critical urban action
9 Sofia Rivera, The caregivers’ strike: a tale of violence and care in the entrails of San Salvador
10 Carolina Correia dos Santos & Iazana Guizzo, Paths of banana trees: passages of care between unequal worlds
11 Mathilde Redouté, Accurate commoning: between primitive and new enclosures
12 Huda Tayob, Archival Care
13 Cameron McEwan & Nadia Bertolino, Afterword
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-73
Number of pages73
JournalLo Squaderno
Issue number65
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2023

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