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Cosmopolitics of Place: Towards Urban Multispecies Living in Precarious Times


Duhn, I, Cosmopolitics of Place: Towards Urban Multispecies Living in Precarious Times, Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times, Springer Nature, K Malone S Truong, and TG Editors (ed), Singapore, pp. 45-57. ISBN 978-9811025488 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-10-2550-1_4


The chapter considers place-making as cosmopolitical issues in urban environments. An emerging emphasis on the ethics and politics of sharing spaces with others, including other species, in a globalised world, with finite resources, requires a re-thinking of what place is, and who and what makes places. Much of the work on place in education focuses on 'place-based' learning which takes the local as its site of enquiry. I suggest to conceptualise place as a complex and messy network, loosely bound by (local) histories, politics, and cultures as well as by (global) mobilities, flows, and uneasy alliances. The chapter introduces a Berlin multispecies art project to suggest that imagining place-making as an open-ended practice which involves a commitment to cosmopolitics may well generate new possibilities for living sustainably, especially in urban multispecies environments.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:wild boar, mass extinction, finite resource, shared world, utopian vision
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Early childhood education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Early childhood education
UTAS Author:Duhn, I (Professor Iris Duhn)
ID Code:153294
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-09-14
Last Modified:2023-01-19

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