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Creative agency, pedagogy, and the environment


Sierra, M and Wise, K, Creative agency, pedagogy, and the environment, Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency through Contemporary Art and Design, Common Ground Research Networks, M Sierra and K Wise (ed), Champaign, IL, pp. 213-218. ISBN 978-1-86335-010-5 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Marie Sierra and Kit Wise, eds.

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The chapters in this book have examined transformative pedagogies in art and design tertiary education that address issues of the environment, and how these can be driven by the capacities and forms of creative agency inherent to art and design disciplines. Acknowledging the inherent interdisciplinary pedagogical scope of social change agendas, which are able to generate novel, relevant, and timely engagement with global issues, the authors offer studio practice and field-based case studies embracing ecological and broader environmental imperatives, and the dimensions of social responsibility and engagement these imperatives impart. These range from personal response to activism, to exercising the public platform of exhibition in preparation for professional immersion, to engagement with the local as an instance of the global, and the urban as an instance of the wild. As Noel Castree and Bruce Braun note, a fundamental question to be asked is "who constructs what kinds of nature(s) to what ends and with what social and ecological effects?" (2001, p. xi).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:art, design, transformative paedagogies
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Art theory
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Wise, K (Professor Kit Wise)
ID Code:124969
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-03-21
Last Modified:2018-12-07

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