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Art, Community and Environment

Educational Perspectives

Art, Community and Environment investigates wide-ranging issues raised by the interaction between art practice, community participation, and the environment, both natural and urban. This volume brings together a distinguished group of contributors from the United States, Australia, and Europe to examine topics such as urban art, community participation, local empowerment, and the problem of ownership. Featuring rich illustrations and informative case studies from around the world, Art, Community and Environment addresses the growing interest in this fascinating discipline. 

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Art, Community and Environment is a necessary addition to transformative

art education libraries. No other book so richly brings together detailed

descriptions and captivating images of community-based projects that

exemplify the relationship between making environmental art, creating

aesthetic experiences and embodying the essence of place. This relational

space calls artists, community members, educators and learners to engage

with the environment ethically, ecologically, and creatively. For editors

Coutts and Jokela, community-based art practices are founded upon

participation, engagement, collaboration and empowerment. Every chapter

illustrates these notions by pursuing dialogical practices within community

contexts and thus portrays how community art energizes a strong sense of

agency among participants. Formal and informal art education contexts that

pursue the goals laid out in this book will most certainly be transformative

for all those involved.”

Rita L. Irwin, University of British Columbia

"I highly recommend both for teacher education and fine arts education classes in higher education."– Rita L. Irwin, Studies in Art Education

Studies in Art Education

Table of Contents

Glen Coutts and Timo Jokela
Part One: Environments
Chapter 1
A Wanderer in the Landscape: Reflections on the Relationship between Art and the Northern Environment
Timo Jokela
Chapter 2
Developing an Environmental Aesthetic: Aesthetics and the Outdoor Experience
Angus McWilliam
Chapter 3
Strategies for the Convivial City: A New Agenda for Education for the Built Environment
Malcolm Miles
Part Two: Communities
Chapter 4
Beyond Process: Art, Empowerment and Sustainability
Mark Dawes
Chapter 5
Community Art Projects and Virtual Learning Environments
Maria Huhmarniemi
Chapter 6
Community-Based Art Education in the North: A Space for Agency?
Mirja Hiltunen
Chapter 7
Crossing the Line
Sarah Bennett
Part Three: Education
Chapter 8
Art and Design Education and the Built Environment
Eileen Adams
Chapter 9
Connections between Public Art and Art and Design Education in Schools
Eileen Adams
Chapter 10
Art, Design and Environment: A Programme for Teacher Education
Eileen Adams and Tony Chisholm
Chapter 11
Training Community Artists in Scotland
Julie Austin
Chapter 12
Community Art: What’s the Use?
Glen Coutts
Chapter 13
Collaborative Project-Based Studies in Art Teacher Education: An Environmental Perspective
Timo Jokela
Chapter 14
Hard Lessons: Public Sculpture and the Education System in Nineteenth-Century Glasgow
Ray Mckenzie
Chapter 15
Living City: An Experiment in Urban Design Education
Les Hooper and Peter Boyle
Chapter 16
Using Multimedia to Teach Young People about Public Art in Glasgow
Glen Coutts
Notes on Contributors

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