“Recent scientific research shows that the environment plays a crucial role in the development and growth of all living things. Its importance is even more evident when the being in question is as complex as the human person. Care for the well-being of people at home moulds and enriches this environment. So I think it is worthwhile investing time and effort to reassess domestic work: those tasks which turn a house into a home and which are fundamental in the harmonious development of the human person at birth, in maturity and old age.”
Marta Bertolaso is Full Professor of Philosophy of Science and Human Development at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (Italy) and within the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) project, University of Bergen (Norway). Her expertise in philosophy of science, scientific practice and in philosophy of life sciences with a strong scientific background has allowed her to promote and collaborate in interdisciplinary research and educational projects on complex organized systems and human wellbeing more in general. She is currently focusing her work on the integral development of complex adaptive systems, also mediated by digital technologies. She currently also has collaborations in the Ministry of Health and of the Ecologic Transition in Italy and in the department for Work and Integral Wellbeing of the Vatican. Since 2017 Marta Bertolaso has been Editor in Chief of the Springer Series on “Human Perspectives in Health Sciences and Technology” (HPHS&T).