We are glad to present The Endotic Reader N.2: Maintenance! Domestics as Institutional Becomings. Titled after our last year’s public program, TERN.2 opens doors and windows to the myriad ideas that underpin it.
With TERN.2, we turn to the domestic sphere, which today has become an especially important site of production. In recent years we have seen the domestic sphere, often in relation to care, work as a model for institutions, which also always depend on reproductive labor. Indeed the domestic model has many problematic aspects, such as exploitation and nonrecognition of labor and rights. It is perhaps in the tension between its conflicts and possibilities where the power of the domestic lies. The domestic is also where possible paths for the reorganization of institutions can be uncovered.
With contributions from: Elena Agudio, Renée Akitelek Mboya, Benjamin Busch & Lorenzo Sandoval, Edna Bonhomme, Binna Choi, Stephanie Comilang, GeoVanna Gonzalez & Najja Moon, Helen Hester, Elaine W. Ho, Juliet Jacques, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Maria Lind, Sofia Lomba, Pol Merchan, la Sala and Daniel Tremolada. Design by Donají Marcial. Edited by Benjamin Busch & Lorenzo Sandoval.
Listen to the launch event with live readings by Elena Agudio, Renée Akitelek Mboya and Pol Merchan here: http://theinstituteforendoticresearch.org/wp/october-1-tier-cast-episode-3-maintenance-domestics-as-institutional-becomings/