Actors, Agents and Attendants

Actors, Agents and Attendants

Caring Culture: Art, Architecture and the Politics of Health

Edited by Markus Miessen and Andrea Phillips

Foreword by Fulya Erdemci

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Caring Culture: Art, Architecture and the Politics of Public Health examines changing political uses of the concept of care in neoliberal democracies and asks how artists, architects, and designers both contribute to and attempt to critique its social manifestations. The publication brings together case studies of artistic and design interventions within health and social care institutions and broader political and philosophical essays and interviews relating to civic wellbeing. Contributors include curators, artists, politicians, architects, and healthcare professionals.

Caring Culture is the first volume in the Actors, Agents and Attendants series of publications and symposia commissioned by SKOR to investigate the role of cultural practice in the organization of the public domain.

ContributorsNils van Beek, Marc Bijl, AA Bronson, Beatriz Colomina, Elmgreen & Dragset, Martijn Engelbregt, Fulya Erdemci, Mark Fisher, Margreet Fogteloo, Mika Hannula, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Mari Linnman, Marien van der Meer, Markus Miessen, Merijn Oudenampsen, Andrea Phillips, Edi Rama, Robert Sember/Ultra-red, Studio Makkink & Bey, Sally Tallant, Anton Vidokle, Dmitry Vilensky/ Chto delat, Steven de Waal, Gavin Wade, Huib Haye van de Werf


Out of Print ISBN: 9781934105719 384 pp. | 6.25 in x 9.25 in 60 color illus.

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Markus Miessen

Markus Miessen is an architect, writer, director of Studio Miessen, and Professor of Urban Transformation at the University of Luxembourg, where he holds the chair of the City of Esch, associated with the master programme “Architecture, European Urbanisation, Globalisation” (

Andrea Phillips


Fulya Erdemci.