Slow Reading Group: Matters of Care

The Three Ecologies Research Group at Nottingham Contemporary is holding a series of free reading sessions. Join us every third Monday of the month at 7pm.

We will be reading together (literally, aloud, and slowly) and discussing 'Matters of Care' by Maria Puig de la Bellacasa.

To care can feel good, or it can feel bad. It can do good, it can oppress. But what is care? A moral obligation? A burden? A joy? Is it only human? In Matters of Care, María Puig de la Bellacasa presents a powerful challenge to conventional notions of care, exploring its significance as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more than human worlds of technoscience and naturecultures.

No specialist expertise is needed for slow reading, other than an interest in reading with others.

We will have copies of the chapter available on the day.

Free. All welcome. No need to book.

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa teaches at the University of Warwick. Her most recent book Matters of Care: Speculative ethics in more than human worlds (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) initiates a conversation between feminist critical thinking on practices of care and debates on more than human ontologies and ecological futures. Her current research concentrates on ongoing formations of ecological cultures, looking in particular at how connections between scientific knowing, social and community movements and artistic interventions can contribute to transformative more than human ethics and politics.

The Three Ecologies is a multidisciplinary ecology research group established in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. The group meets every month at Nottingham Contemporary, they not only organise events but also visit different sites and organisations in the city in order to explore the city’s ecological context.

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