Publication: Moving from critical to caring design practices

What can it mean to shift from a critical to a caring design practice? In the book Care Beyond Crisis, edited by Kris Krois et al., Bianca raises this question as urgent and significant within the interdependent planetary dynamics of climate breakdown, rapid species extinction and the vertiginous exacerbation of social inequalities spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The book holds the keynote Bianca gave in 2020 at the By Design or By Disaster conference at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. In the keynote she reflected on the need to move from critical to caring design practices and on the potentials such a move holds. Moreover, the book contains a short description of the workshop Bianca and Martina Dandolo held at the same conference.
You can download the book on the conference website.
Here you can download the section of the book holding Bianca’s text.
Thanks to the team that organised the conference back in 2020 and to the editorial team that pulled all the materials together.