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Creative Measures of the Anthropocene: Art, Mobilities, and Participatory Geographies

Creative Measures of the Anthropocene: Art, Mobilities, and Participatory Geographies

by Kaya Barry, Jondi KeaneKaya Barry


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This book proposes that creative and participatory modes of measuring, knowing, and moving in the world are needed for coming to grips with the Anthropocene epoch. It interrogates how creative, affective and experiential encounters that traverse the local and the global, as well as the mundane and the everyday, can offer new perspectives on the challenges that lay ahead. This book considers the role of the arts in exploring geographical concerns and increasing human mobility. In doing so, it offers ways to counteract the unstable, shifting and disorienting impacts and debates surrounding human activity and the Anthropocene. The authors bring together perspectives from mobilities, creative arts, cultural geography, philosophy and humanities in an innovative exploration of how creative forms of measurement can assist in reconfiguring individual and collective action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811396472
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 10/31/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kaya Barry is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University, Australia. She is a geographer and artist who investigates the intersections of everyday mobility, creativity and tourism.

Jondi Keane is an arts practitioner, critical thinker and Associate Professor at Deakin University, Australia. For more than three decades he has exhibited, performed and published in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Measure and Method.- Chapter 2 Creative Modalities.- Chapter 3 Multi-Scalar Shifts and Drifts.- Chapter 4 Affective Measures.- Chapter 5 From the Corporeal to the Imaginative.- Chapter 6 On Being Level-Headed.- Chapter 7 From the Imaginative to the Anthropocene.- Chapter 8 A Marker of Current Measures.

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“This invigorating, exemplary book successfully brings together scientific thought, artistic invention and geographical enquiry to constitute a fertile, politically salient compendium of ideas. Combining pertinent academic theories of mobility, tourism, materiality and performance, a plenitude of artistic works, and examples drawn from their own innovative creative practice, Barry and Keane have produced an ever-engaging, experimental and provocative text. The guiding aim: to interrogate how we might reconsider and reconceptualise how and why we measure. For though they rigorously deconstruct rigid practices of measuring, the authors subtly explore how reconfigured, creative ways of measuring might productively interrogate the conditions and crises heralded by the Anthropocene.” (Tim Edensor, Author of From Light to Dark: Daylight, Illumination and Gloom (2017))

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