Tools of Care

One way to look at the Museum of Care is through seeing it as a collection of tools of care.

Room curators control the objects and situations they take care of in the rooms. At the same time every visitor to the Museum can open their own room.

You can use an existing example of a room and just make your own version of it, or you can invent your own tool and share it with others.

Think of tools as a description of a ritual. For example, if you are invited to take part in a Carnival, to dress up and to join the procession, it’s quite easy for anyone to join in. But if you are told, β€œto live democratically,” but have no experience on how to make collective democratic decisions, it is very difficult.

Your tools need to offer an open invitation for people to take part and gift people your permission to be involved, or re-use your idea. If we are imagining new visions of reality, new ways of working together, we need to offer clear pathways to do this. This is an important step to make the Museum of Care a museum of collaboration between different people from different places and different cultural experiences, as opposed to a showcase of trademarks, a celebrity parade or a hall filled with dead objects.

So, rooms and objects are controlled by their curators and authors, but the tools to create them should belong to everyone.