ERIC Number: EJ1051388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Visioning the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies through an Embodied Aesthetic Wholeness
Sameshima, Pauline; Greenwood, David A.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v10 n1 p163-176 Mar 2015
In the context of research universities, what kind of places and spaces can we create for ourselves that foster a holistic vision of learning and community, a vision that is responsive to the shifting social and ecological landscapes of the Anthropocene? How can these spaces simultaneously address the need to nurture both personal and cultural change? How do the frames we create enhance or limit our place-making? This paper offers one situated response to such questions as it theorizes and describes the arts integrated emergence of the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies at Lakehead University. Drawing from critical cultural and ecological studies, we problematize creating spaces in both centers and margins, and offer an arts integrated vision of a space for diverse and evolving approaches to sustainability work: a meeting ground characterized by a commitment to parallax and embodied aesthetic wholeness.
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Sustainability, Holistic Approach, Research Universities, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada