Caring Culture
Art, Architecture and the Politics of Public Health
Edited by Markus Miessen, Andrea Phillipsau

Contributions by Nils Van Beek, Studio Makkink & Bey, Marc Bijl, Aa Bronson, Beatriz Colomina, Dmitry Vilensky/ Chto Delat, Elmgreen & Dragset, Martijn Engelbregt, Fulya Erdemci, Mark Fisher, Margreet Fogteloo, Mika Hannula, Mari Linnman, Marien Van Der Meer, Markus Miessen, Merijn Oudenampsen and rea Phillips, Edi Rama, Sally Tallant, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Robert Sember/ Ultra-Red, Anton Vidokle, Steven De Waal, Gavin Wade, Huib Haye Van De Werf Less


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Caring Culture is the first volume in the Actors, Agents and Attendants series of publications and symposia commissioned by SKOR to investigate the role of cultural practice in the organization of the public domain.

Popular Culture, Theory / History / Criticism
Caring Culture: Art, Architecture and the Politics of Public Health examines changing political uses of the concept of care in neoliberal democracies and asks how artists, architects, and designers both contribute to and attempt to critique its social manifestations. The publication brings together case studies of artistic and design interventions within health and social care institutions and broader political and philosophical essays and interviews relating to civic wellbeing. Contributors include curators, artists, politicians, architects, and healthcare professionals.

Markus Miessen is a German architect and writer. Miessen received his bachelor's degree from the Glasgow School of Art, continuing his studies at the Architectural Association in London and at the London Consortium.
Andrea Phillips is BALTIC Professor and Director of BxNU Research Institute, Northumbria University & BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.


60 color and b/w

384 pages, 60 illustrations
Paperback, 23.4x15.6 cm
Sternberg Press, 1st edition 2011
ISBN 9781934105719