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James Thompson

[B]y focusing on care, we focus on the process by which life is sustained; we focus on human actors acting. (Robinson, 1999 : 31) In 2012, my colleague Antoine Muvunyi, a drama worker from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lived in Manchester with my family and me for over six months. He survived an incident in which seven of his co-workers and friends had been killed and spent his time in the UK having surgery and physiotherapy on his injured elbow. The chapter that follows, and the orientation it proposes, makes sense only in light of

in Performing care