The we of 'we': re-thinking back to the garden

Wilson, Mark and Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis (2014) The we of 'we': re-thinking back to the garden. In: Northrup, Joanne and Fox, William, (eds.) Late harvest. Hirmer, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

This is a chapter commissioned for the international art+environment conference and exhibition Late Harvest catalogue 2014 based at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. In this essay we (Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson) discuss the implications to perceptions of ecology by the habitual use of the term 'we' to signify specifically human populations and needs rather than interspecific networks when we report and discuss global environmental degradation. Also, in our belated attempts to steward, care for, or 'repair' environments, and when we transform individual animals and animal populations considered to be ‘endangered’ from beings and societies into data, what of consequence is really captured - and, more importantly, what is lost?

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Hirmer
ISBN: 9783777423500
Departments: Fine Arts
Depositing User: Mark Wilson
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 15:46
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 12:51
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1615

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