Who cares? A project about women’s unpaid care work.
Unpaid care work are all the activities related to housework and caregiving. Without these activities, the outside world couldn’t start. They are essential for humanity, and therefore are a responsibility of all humans. However, 76% of these activities are done by women. Without unpaid care work’s proper redistribution between men and women, there will never be social justice or equality.
The problem I challenge is that unpaid care work is taken for granted as a woman’s role — easy, unskilled and a product of emotional abstraction. My reaction to it was to create a space to name it, describe it, enhance its complexity and show its strenght using data.
UNPAID CARE WORK IS GIGANTIC
Using concrete-like material, I reframe the emotional perception of unpaid care and show it as hard and heavy work. With this metaphor my message is: unpaid care work is as structural for our world as concrete. Yarn represents the skills that are needed to do it and the relations that can be built from it.