Careof born in Milan in 1987 by Mario Gorni and Zefferina Castoldi with the aim of promoting artistic research, preservation and archiving of contemporary art materials (photographs, videos, books and catalogs). Thanks to the recognition as the Historical Archive of national importance by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Careof manages to inaugurate the new headquarters at the Steam Factory of Milan. From 2011 Careof triggered the artistic residencies projects until 2018. Today Careof is a center for research and training, as well as to produce and develop artistic projects of Italian and international level. In addition, Careof develops exhibitions and events and workshops to actively involve citizens in Milan.