Bring the whole family to visit The Care-full Pop-up Pet Shop and talk to our pet-loving team about what care means in your family.
Discuss questions such as:
- Do non-human family members need different kinds of care?
- Does caring for humans and animals require more than just things you can buy?
- How do you think animals care for us and for each other?
Show the team what you need to care by making a care shopping list with them.
Non-human family members welcome!
Image credit: © Tyrell James, Unsplash. Post Edits - Bentley Crudgington
About the speakers
Vanessa Ashall is a veterinary surgeon who has worked with animals and their owners in the clinic, on the farm and in the laboratory. As an interdisciplinary health researcher Vanessa is interested in the meaning and significance of human-animal relationships in the context of health and medicine. Her current research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, uses the sociological concept of entanglement to explore the various meanings of ‘care’ at the end of life from an innovative interspecies and interdisciplinary perspective.
Bentley Crudgington trained and practiced as a veterinary virologist but is now a creative facilitator, artist and producer based in Manchester. They have a particular interest in collaborative partnership formation between humans and non-humans, the performance of ethics, world building and participation in speculative multispecies futures.