University of Minnesota Press
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa
The book brings forward the practice and concept of Care by situating it in an organism as such soil. Beside a human-centric approach the author is defining Care through its agencies, materialities and practicalities in its processing in the more-than-human worlds. Care not in an exploitative form but through a feminist politics within multi-temporality ethics is at the centre of the book. The author aims to include a temporal dimension of care that evolves like ‘living soil’. This book is very valuable for socially engaged art practices that situate themselves in a more-than-human world and cultivation-related care practices.
...relations of thinking and knowing require care and affect how we care. In tune with a non normative approach to care as a speculative ethics, the grounds of this premise are ontological rather than moral or epistemo- logical: not only relations involve care, care is relational per se.