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Clyde Research â€“ photo Chris Fremantle
Arlene Goldbardâ€™s recent blog on aesthetics and sustainability is very refreshing.Â It acknowledges that we define sustainability by itâ€™s negative, ie our current unsustainable lifestyles (and we can describe that unsustainability in myriad ways).
Arlene quotes Adrienne Goehler in sharply defining the challenge to move the idea of sustainability beyond â€œprohibition, asceticism, and moralityâ€ into the a relationship with, â€œnew forms of learning. Aesthetic education means sensitive, perceptive, creative education, which, in the words of Hannah Arendt, culminates in creative action.â€
If you are interested in thinking about sustainability then this is a good place to start.Â Sign up for her posts.Â They are always interesting.
Aesthetics & Sustainability | Arlene Goldbard.
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It has been established byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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