Care Manifesto

Editors: Naiyi Wang, Shuyun Cao
Project manager: Siwei Li
Editorial assistants: Yuhang Sun, Wenhan Gao
Visual design: Y(17) Studio

Media support: Wallpaper China
Special support: Beying Tech Inc.
Ecological collaborator: MOOVI

Care Manifesto, ed. by Naiyi Wang and Shuyun Cao (Hong Kong: BAUHINIA, 2024)

What does care mean over time and in our current state of global crisis? Through a series of declarations of “I care by…”, 50 interdisciplinary designers, architects, thinkers, activists, scholars, healers and cultural practitioners come together for a publication dedicated to reimagining the politics and ethics of care.

We are in the midst of a global crisis of care. Care Manifesto is an urgent response to how to care in uncertain times by 50 practitioners and researchers from the Global South and Global North, brought together by curator Naiyi Wang and the team behind the Care Pavilion atLondon Design Biennale 2023.

Inspired by The Care Collective—Andreas Chatzidakis, Jamie Hakim, Jo Littler, Catherine Rottenberg and Lynne Segal—a London-based collective of academics from a breadth of disciplines whose research focuses on addressing the extreme crises of care, Care Manifesto is an ongoing project that invites the most creative minds of our generation from around the globe to respond to these ever present yet newly urgent matters of care, it seeks to foster a diversity of responses and experiences across disciplines, at a time when a world where carelessness reigns.

With contributions by Adil Mansoor, Aldo Cibic, All in Awe (Eva Feldkamp), Ana Maria Gutierrez, Aslıhan Şenel and Bihter Almaç, Be Water Journal (Amy Ju), Care-ism team (Elio Caccavale, Gordon Hush, Hanyu Duan, Giulia I. Preponis, Emese Stork), Daizong Liu, Desiree Ibinarriaga, Dew Ge, Divooe Zein, ecoLogicStudio (Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto), Elio Caccavale, Fabrizio Urettini, Feifei Zhou, Felipe Viveros, Gaon Galit, Giorgia Lupi, Jiakun Liu, Jian Shen, Judith Seng, Julia Watson, Lizzie Harrison, Luka Yuanyuan Yang, Luke Moffat, Mae-ling Lokko, Malé Luján Escalante, Marisa Yiu, Matteo Moretti, MOS Architects, Priyanka Bista, ReUnion Network (Aiwen Yin), Simone Chen, Sissel Tolaas, Slow Factory (Céline Semaan and Colin Vernon), SOUND ADVICE (Joseph Henry), Studio Swine (Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves), Tatiana Bilbao, Terreform ONE (Mitchell Joachim), The Bonita Chola AKA Angela Camacho, Tina Lenz, Tying Knots (Emma An), Vero Liu, Wang xx, Y(17) studio, Yuyang Liu, Zhanhei Wang, Zhiwei Li, Ziyue Wang, Zoe Zhao.

With special thanks to Prof. Gemma Blackshaw and The Care Research Group at Royal College of Art (RCA).

Care Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2023 is curated by Naiyi Wang with Academic Advisor Dr. Jana Scholze and Exhibition Manager Siwei Li, and organised with the special support of Design Trust Feature Grant.

Care Manifesto is edited by Naiyi Wang and Shuyun Cao, published in collaboration with Wallpaper China, and with special thanks to Jiacheng Guo and Hanxi Du.