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The artist and researcher Tim Collins just sent me two lists – his own publications as well as the Goto and Collins bibliography – texts that have influenced their artwork, research and writing.  Below is Collins’ list of publications.  I am adding both to the ecoartscotland bibliography as a separate page because they represent a research tool in themselves.

Collins, T (2012 forthcoming) Art, Imagination and Contradiction in Landscape. In Thompson, I. Howard , P. And Waterton, E. (Eds) Companion to Landscape Studies. London: Routledge

Goto, R. Collins, T. (2011 forthcoming) LIVING Things – The ethical, aesthetic impulse. In Brady, E. And Phemister, P. (Eds.) Embodied Values and the Environment. London: Springer-Verlag.

Collins, T. (2010) 3 Rivers 2nd Nature 2000-2005, Water, Land & Dialogue. Revue d’art Canadienne / Canadian Art Review, Vol 35 Issue3. Canada Universities Art Association of Canada.

Collins, T. (2008) Can or Should Artists Attempt to Creative Verifiable Change?In O’Reilly, S., Beauchamp, P. (Eds.) Sense in Place, Site-ations International. Cardiff, Wales: Centre for Research in art and Design, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, and Dublin: Dublin Institute of Technology DIT, Ireland.

Tarr, J, Muller, T. and Collins, T. (2008) Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers From Industrial to Environmental Infrastructure.In Mauch, C. and Zeller, t. (Eds.) Rivers in History: Designing and Conceiving Waterways in Europe and North America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Collins, T. (2008) Art Nature and Aesthetics in the Post Industrial Public Realm.In France, R. (Ed.) Healing Nature, Repairing Relationships: Restoring Ecological Spaces and Consciousness. Chicago, ILL: Green Frigate Books.

Collins, T. (2007) Catalytic Aesthetics.In the publication from the conference, Artful Ecologies, Falmouth: University College Falmouth.

Collins, T. and Goto, R. (2005)An Ecological Context.In Miles, M. (Ed.) New Practices/New Pedagogies: Emerging Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in Europe and North America. Lisse, Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger.

Goto, R. andCollins, T. (2005)Mapping Social and Ecological Practices. In Miles, M. (Ed.) New Practices/New Pedagogies: Emerging Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in Europe and North America. Lisse, Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger.

Collins, T. (2004)Aesthetic Diversity.In Strelow, H. David, V., (Eds.) Herman Prigann – Ecological Aesthetics: Theoretical Practice of Artistic Environmental Design. Berlin, Germany: Berkhäuser Verlag, AG.

Collins, T. (2003)Lyrical Expression, Critical Engagement, Transformative Action: An Introduction to Art and the Environment. Community arts network: Reading Room,Arts and the Environment [online]. Burnham, L. (Ed.), [cited 22nd February 2007]. Accessed via Community Arts Network at: <> (Subsequently translated into German) Lyrischer Ausdruck, Kritisches Engagement, Transformative Aktion. Hagia Chora Magazine, #17, 1/2004. Germany: Dietzenbach. pp. 14-19. (translated into French), Expression Lyrique, Engagement Critique, Action Transformatrice : une Introduction à l’Art et à l’Environnement. In Ecologie et Politique, #36, June 2008,Éditions Syllepse.France: Paris ) pp. 127-153.

Collins, T. and Goto, R. (2003)Art, Landscape, Ecology and Change. In Hall, T. and Miles, M. (Ed.)Urban Futures. London:Routledge.

Collins, T. (2003)Postindustrielle Landschaft-Nine Mile Run: Interventions in the Rust Belt: The Art and Ecology of Post-Industrial Public Space. In Genske, G.D. and Hauser, S . (Ed.) Die Brache als Chance:Eing Transdisziplinarer Dialog Uber Verbrauchte Flachen. Berlin, Germany:Springer-Verlag.

Collins, T. (2002)Conversations in the Rust Belt. In Herzogenrath, B.(Ed.)From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the America of Yesterday and Today. Amsterdam and Atlanta: and Rodopi.

Pinkham, R. and Collins, T. (2002)Post-Industrial Watersheds: Retrofits and restorative redevelopment (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania). In France, R.L. (Ed.) The Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design. London, New York, Washington D.C.: Lewis Publishers.

Collins, T.(2001)The Rust–Belt Dialogues: An Artists Concept Model for Public Dialogue about Urban Stream Restoration. Ecological Restoration,19(3).

Collins, T. (2001)3 Rivers – 2nd Nature the River Dialogues. InBennet S. and Butler, J. (Ed.)Localities and Regeneration and Diverse(c)ities.Exeter: University of Plymouth, Bristol: Intellect Publishing.

Ferguson, B., Pinkham, R. and Collins, T.(1999) Re-Evaluating Stormwater, The Nine Mile Run Model for Restorative Development. Snowmass Colorado: Rocky Mountain Institute.

Collins, T., Dzombak, D., Rawlins, J., and Tamminga, K., Thompson, S.(1999) Nine Nile Run Watershed, Rivers Conservation Plan. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:PA Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Collins, T. and Savage, K.(1998)Learning to See Assets as Well as Liabilities, opportunities as Well as Constraints. Public Work, Management and Policy,2(3), pp. 210-219

Bingham, B., Collins, T., Goto, R., and Stephen, J.(1998) Ample Opportunity: A Community Dialogue. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University.

Collins, T. and Goto, R. (1997)Urban Reclamation. Leonardo,30(3).

Collins, T., Goto, R., Barnes, R., and Yuen, S.(1993) Aqua Pura(V. Trostle, V. andJ. Redensek ed.).San Francisco California: San Francisco Art Commission and the San Francisco Department of Water.

Collins, T., Farabough, L., Oppenheimer, and M., Richards, P. (1991) Art Along the Waterfront: A Guide to Opportunities for Public Artists and Public Art on the Embarcadero of San Francisco(J. Redensek ed.).Sacramento California:The California State Arts Council.


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ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Sustainable Art Practices / Producing Art in the 21st Century

An excellent article on ARTPULSE By Christiane Paul

Sustainability has become the new “social networking”-at least it seems to have superseded the latter as the catchword du jour. An increasing number of conferences, think tanks, art exhibitions and publications have been devoted to the subject over the past few years and have reached critical mass. Sustainability has moved from its original, mostly ecological context to a larger cultural one. One might argue that a focus on sustainability is the next logical step after the rise of social networking enabled by the user-generated content of Web 2.0 sites-such as blogs, Wikis, MySpace, YouTube, and Flickr: networking itself is intrinsic to digital technologies, which allow for multiple forms of connectivity, while sustaining networks (of culture, productivity etc.) presents more of a challenge.

READ ONE: ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Editorials » Sustainable Art Practices / Producing Art in the 21st Century.