We are living in an age of atomization, individualism, and anthropocentrism. Looking ten years into the future, the Kintography kit proposes a more caring world.

Kintography is a non-biological kin mapping language and process which aids people in reflecting on care heritage and view intergenerationality through that lens rather than genealogical relation. It expands beyond the confines of a traditional family tree to include non-human actors. The goal of undergoing this process is to make tangible the ephemeral connections which sustain us in our day-to-day lives and keep us alive in the form of stories/memories/legacy past our death.

In the form of a-synchronous postable co-design kit, it is as much a tool for individual reflection as a proposal for new civic participation in government. Within its inquiry phase the Committee for the Welfare of Future Generations employs the process of Kintography to gain insight into citizen’s perspectives on and experiences of care, and make recommendations to legislators based on these.



Constructing the Kintography

Using the provided tokens, markers, and connectors a user constructs their Kintography

Uploading the Kintography

After the user feels their Kintograph is complete, they document it and send a picture to the Committee for the Welfare of Future Generations

Kintography Prints

As a thank you for the provided care data, the Committee for the Welfare of Future Generations transforms the documented Kintographs into art prints which act as reminders of the care that has been inherited, and the care legacy each user wants to leave.

The Kintography Process

Documenting one users journey with the Kintography kit.