Journal article

The Art of Socioecological Transformation

Harriet Hawkins, Sallie A Marston, Mrill Ingram, Elizabeth Straughan

ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

This article uses two artistic case studies, Bird Yarns (a knitting collective engaging questions of climate change) and SLOW Cleanup (an artist-driven environmental remediation project) to examine the “work” art can do with respect to socioecological transformations. We consider these cases in the context of geography's recent interest in “active experimentations and anticipatory interventions” in the face of the challenges posed by the environmental and social uncertainties of the Anthropocene. We propose two dimensions to the force of art with respect to these concerns. First, it provides a site and set of practices from which scientists, artists, and communities can come to recognize as ..

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Grants

Awarded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/National Science Foundation grant (AHRC; NSF)


Awarded by AHRC


Awarded by Arts and Humanities Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Research for this article was funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/National Science Foundation grant (AHRC Grant No. AH/I500022/1; NSF Grant No. 86908) and AHRC Grant No. AH/L005034/1.