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In the time of art with policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison alongside global environmental policy since the 1970s.

Fremantle, Chris; Douglas, Anne; Pritchard, Dave

Authors

Chris Fremantle

Anne Douglas

Dave Pritchard



Abstract

From around 1970, the artists Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b. 1932), known as ‘the Harrisons,’ started to focus on ecology and ecological systems, influenced by amongst other things, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring which had been published in 1962. ‘Earth Day’ was established in 1970. Limits to Growth was published in 1972 (Meadows et al.). International environmental policy took a step change with the first of the global environmental conferences, the UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm (1972), as well as the adoption of the first of the modern global treaties on the environment – the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention, 1971) and the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972). What might a juxtaposition of the trajectory described by the work of the Harrisons with the expansion of global developments such as these since the 1970s reveal about the potential cross currents between art in the public realm and public policy?

Citation

FREMANTLE, C., DOUGLAS, A. and PRITCHARD, D. 2020. In the time of art with policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison alongside global environmental policy since the 1970s. In Cartiere, C. and Tan, L. (eds.). The Routledge companion to art in the public realm. Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 27, pages 300-314. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429450471-27

Acceptance Date Oct 16, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 19, 2020
Publication Date Dec 31, 2020
Deposit Date Sep 7, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 20, 2022
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Pages 300-314
Book Title The Routledge companion to art in the public realm.
Chapter Number Chapter 27
ISBN 9781138325302; 9780429833816
DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429450471-27
Keywords The Harrisons; Ecology; Environmental policy; Global treaties; Environment; Public policy; Art
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/673907
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/9781138325302
Related Public URLs https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/696066

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