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The Lancaster care charter.

Rodgers, Paul; Innella, Giovanni; Bremner, Craig; Coxon, Ian; Broadley, Cara; Cadamuro, Alessia; Carleklev, Stephanie; Chan, Kwan; Dilnot, Clive; Fathers, James; Fennell, Jac; Fremantle, Chris; French, Tara; Henriques, Diogo; Jones, Peter Lloyd; Kettley, Richard; Kettley, Sarah; Khan, Mashal; Logge, Karl; Archer-Martin, Jen; McHattie, Lynn-Sayers; Pulley, Robert; Shahar, Dina; Teal, Gemma; Tewari, Saurabh; Treadaway, Cathy; Tsekleves, Emmanuel; Valadkeshyaei, Hamed Moradi; Ventura, Jonathan; Watt, Trudy A.; Wiltse, Heather; Winton, Euan


Paul Rodgers

Giovanni Innella

Craig Bremner

Ian Coxon

Cara Broadley

Alessia Cadamuro

Stephanie Carleklev

Kwan Chan

Clive Dilnot

James Fathers

Jac Fennell

Chris Fremantle

Tara French

Diogo Henriques

Peter Lloyd Jones

Richard Kettley

Sarah Kettley

Mashal Khan

Karl Logge

Jen Archer-Martin

Lynn-Sayers McHattie

Robert Pulley

Dina Shahar

Gemma Teal

Saurabh Tewari

Cathy Treadaway

Emmanuel Tsekleves

Hamed Moradi Valadkeshyaei

Jonathan Ventura

Trudy A. Watt

Heather Wiltse

Euan Winton


In the fall of 1991 the Munich Design Charter was published in Design Issues. This charter was written as a design-led “call to arms” on the future nations and boundaries of Europe. The signatories of the Munich Design Charter saw the problem of Europe, at that time, as fundamentally a problem of form that should draw on the creativity and expertise of design. Likewise, the Does Design Care…? workshop held at Imagination, Lancaster University in the autumn of 2017 brought together a multidisciplinary group of people from 16 nations across 5 continents, who, at a critical moment in design discourse saw a problem with the future of Care. The Lancaster Care Charter has been written in response to the vital question “Does Design Care…?” and via a series of conversations, stimulated by a range of presentations that explored a range of provocations, insights, and more questions, provides answers for the contemporary context of Care. With nation and boundary now erased by the flow of Capital the Charter aims to address the complex and urgent challenges for Care as both the future possible and the responsibility of design. The Lancaster Care Charter presents a collective vision and sets out new pragmatic encounters for the design of Care and the care of Design.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 28, 2019
Journal Design issues
Print ISSN 0747-9360
Electronic ISSN 1531-4790
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 1
Pages 73-77
Institution Citation RODGERS, P., INNELLA, G., BREMNER, C., COXON, I., BROADLEY, C., CADAMUNRO, A., CARLEKLEV, S., CHAN, K., DILNOT, C., FATHERS, J., FENNELL, J., FREMANTLE, C., FRENCH, T., HENRIQUES, D., JONES, P.L., KETTLEY, R., KETTLEY, S., KHAN, M., LOGGE, K., ARCHER-MARTIN, J., MCHATTIE, J.-S., PULLEY, R., SHAHAR, D., TEAL, G., TEWARI, S., TREADAWAY, C., TSEKLEVES, E., VALADKESHYAEI, H.M., VENTURA, J., WATT, T.A., WILTSE, H. and WINTON, E. 2019. The Lancaster care charter. Design issues [online], 35(1), pages 73-77. Available from:
Keywords Design; Munich Design Charter; Care; Vision


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