Creative Measures of the Anthropocene

Art, Mobilities, and Participatory Geographies

Authors: Barry, Kaya, Keane, Jondi

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  • Traces the movements of individual experiences and collective imaginaries to reflect on the intersections of creativity, mobility and alternative forms of knowledge production
  • Examines a series of participatory artworks and workshops, interviews and photographic material, to explore the mechanisms for generating affective and experiential modes of knowing place, measuring one’s movements, and attending to the entangled nature of daily life
  • Will appeal to a variety of academic and arts audiences, including scholars in cultural geography, mobilities, tourism, environmental humanities, creative arts, and those interested in innovative research methodologies
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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.

About the authors

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.

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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))

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9648-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9647-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creative Measures of the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
Art, Mobilities, and Participatory Geographies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9648-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9648-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9647-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 215
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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