Active Energy: Bringing local knowledge into the public realm

Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Active Energy: Bringing local knowledge into the public realm. In: Ecoart in Action: Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations for Classrooms and Communities. Geffen, Amara, Rosenthal, Ann, Freemantle, Chris and Rahmani, Aviva, eds. New Village Press, New York, pp. 363-371. ISBN 9781613321478, pbk-ISBN 9781613321461, e-ISBN 9781613321485, e-ISBN 9781613321492. [Book Section]

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The arts are an excellent means of celebrating, communicating and consolidating ideas, but artists do not know everything and can work to greater effect with experts in other fields. These might be local people who are in touch with the needs of their community, professionals in other disciplines, or groups and institutions that can offer contextual knowledge. Collaboration creates insight, where each witnesses a multiplication of their own set of skills and experience when interfacing with others as part of a team. A function of the artist’s role in these situations is to nurture and facilitate this process in a way that allows for the diversity of expectations and enables each party, including themselves, to achieve their goal.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
Item ID: 34638
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Depositing User: Loraine Leeson
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 15:37
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:35

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