superset to self-care (ie. extended to level of "world")
Maintenance and Care: Fixing a Broken World
annotated: Maintenance and Care: Fixing a Broken World
Creating a Bigger Public Stage
START with “erosion, breakdown, and decay, rather than novelty, growth, and progress” when “considering relations between society and technology.”
"RECOGNIZE that maintenance encompasses a world of standards, tools, practices, and wisdom"
CELEBRATE “repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring” in both the physical and digital spheres
“STUDY how the world gets put back together“
- “embrace entropy within the built world“
- “care for things not because they produce value, but because they already have value”
- “pay attention to the privileged position of the caring subject, wary of who has the power to care, and who or what tends to get designated the proper or improper objects of care.”
- “consider recuperative strategies that don’t normalize care as inherently virtuous and good-feeling“
APPLY “diverse disciplinary methods and practical skills to the collective project of repair.”
- bring world-class innovation to maintenance & repair
- "”change how we see, value, and reward” our maintainers"
- fix problems before they affect end users
- design “systems and spaces for restoration rather than retribution“ (and reward)
- plan for the “long now”
- make well-being job #1
- create structures in support of caregivers and maintainers
- “create a recursive public devoted to the maintenance and modifiability of the medium or infrastructure by which it communicates.“
[ ] Festival of Maintenance
[ ] Brookings Institution
Amazing this work touches on all these domains (including the "mundane")!
- innovation & disruption
- home economics - "domestic science"
- maintaining the home
- tech support