Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Calendar variations. (2021)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. [2021]. Calendar variations. In Geffen, A., Rosenthal, A., Fremantle, C. and Rhamani, A. (eds.) Ecoart in action: activities, case studies and provocations for classroom and community. New York: New Village Press [online], Forthcoming. Available from: https://nyupress.org/9781613321461/ecoart-in-action/

The Work of Allan Kaprow (1927-2006). Allan Kaprow was interested in blurring the boundaries between art and life on the premise that “Life is more artlike than art”. He drew artists and participants into noticing and exploring life's spontaneous mo... Read More about Calendar variations..

Ecoart in action: activities, case studies and provocations for classroom and community. (2021)
Book
GEFFEN, A., ROSENTHAL, A., FREMANTLE, C. and RAHMANI, A. (eds.). [2021]. Ecoart in action: activities, case studies and provocations for classroom and community. New York: New Village Press [online], Forthcoming. Available from: https://nyupress.org/9781613321461/ecoart-in-action/

Ecoart in Action defines and contextualizes the genre of ecoart while answering fundamental questions such as: How do we educate those who feel an urgency to address our environmental and social challenges? What ethical concerns do art-makers face wh... Read More about Ecoart in action: activities, case studies and provocations for classroom and community..

Foregrounding ecosystems: thinking with the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2021)
Book Chapter
FREMANTLE, C. and DOUGLAS, A. [2021]. Foregrounding ecosystems: thinking with the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Villanueva-Romero, D., Kerslake, L. and Flys-Junquera, C. (eds.) Imaginative ecologies: inspiring change through the humanities. Nature, cultur and literature, 17. Netherlands: Brill [online], Forthcoming.

The approach we take to understanding, whether framed as 'measured, objective and in control' or 'entangled and adapting', is key to the health of the life web and ourselves. The problems associated with the measured, objective and in control version... Read More about Foregrounding ecosystems: thinking with the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

The Harrisons' practice in the context of global environmental policy and politics from the 1960s to 2019: a timeline. (2020)
Book Chapter
FREMANTLE, C., DOUGLAS, A. and PRITCHARD, D. 2020. The Harrisons' practice in the context of global environmental policy and politics from the 1960s to 2019: a timeline. In Cartiere, C. and Tan, L. (eds.). The Routledge companion to art in the public realm. Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 28, pages 314-332. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429450471-28

This chapter complements a previous chapter, 'In the time of art with policy' from the same book. The three authors, Fremantle, Douglas and Pritchard, offer different disciplinary perspectives to this analysis of global environmental policy and the... Read More about The Harrisons' practice in the context of global environmental policy and politics from the 1960s to 2019: a timeline..

In the time of art with policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison alongside global environmental policy since the 1970s. (2020)
Book Chapter
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 [online], chapter 27, pages 300-314. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429450471-27

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

The hope of something different: eco-centricity in art and education. (2020)
Journal Article
FREMANTLE, C. [2020]. The hope of something different: eco-centricity in art and education. The journal of public space [online], (accepted).

Educational theorist Gert Biesta proposes that we need to be “in the world without occupying the centre of the world.” (2017, p. 3). This injunction provides a frame with which to interrogate the hybrid practice of ecoart. This practice can be charac... Read More about The hope of something different: eco-centricity in art and education..

Transforming knowledge systems for life on earth: visions of future systems and how to get there. (2020)
Journal Article
FAZEY, I., SCHÄPKE, N., CANIGLIA, G., et.al. 2020. Transforming knowledge systems for life on earth: visions of future systems and how to get there. Energy research and social science [online], 70, article ID 101724. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101724

Formalised knowledge systems, including universities and research institutes, are important for contemporary societies. They are, however, also arguably failing humanity when their impact is measured against the level of progress being made in stimul... Read More about Transforming knowledge systems for life on earth: visions of future systems and how to get there..

Demystifying interdisciplinary working (in Valuing Nature). (2020)
Report
BEAUMONT, N. (ed.) 2020. Demystifying interdisciplinary working (in Valuing Nature). Valuing Nature paper, VNP25. Valuing Nature [online]. Available from: https://valuing-nature.net/demystifying-interdisciplinary-working

The Valuing Nature Programme has established extensive interdisciplinary partnerships with the aim of improving our understanding of the value of nature and the use of these values in decision making. Articulating the values of nature requires resear... Read More about Demystifying interdisciplinary working (in Valuing Nature)..

Reclaiming wetland values: marsh, mud and wonder. (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
Reclaiming wetland values: marsh, mud and wonder. Exhibition held 27 January - 2 February 2020, Royal Geographical Society, London.

The exhibition formed a key output of the Valuing Nature Programme (https://valuing-nature.net/) initiated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)/UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The aim of the 4-year Valuing Nature programme is, '…to i... Read More about Reclaiming wetland values: marsh, mud and wonder..

Valuing arts and arts research. (2019)
Report
SARATSI, E., ACOTT, T., ALLINSON, E., EDWARDS, D., FREMANTLE, C. and FISH, R. 2019. Valuing arts and arts research. Valuing nature paper, 22. UK: Valuing Nature [online]. Available from: https://valuing-nature.net/valuing-arts-and-arts-research

Arts have a significant impact on the way we understand the world. It is widely accepted that arts are able to inspire people and direct attention to things that really matter; they help not only to understand how the material world affects us, but a... Read More about Valuing arts and arts research..

A funeral march for economic valuation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2019. A funeral march for economic valuation. Presented at 2019 Valuing nature annual conference, 28-29 October 2019, London, UK.

This presentation will explore the various ways that we can think about ecosystems that are degraded or dying and how this relates to questions of economic valuation – what does it mean to attribute a monetary value to the Great Barrier Reef, apparen... Read More about A funeral march for economic valuation..

Disciplinarity and peripheries. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2019. Disciplinarity and peripheries. Presented at the 2nd Gray's research conference 2019: the periphery, 5 October 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

By analogy disciplines are a form of ‘centre’ and work across disciplines involves focusing on edges. Some people conceptualise disciplines to have ‘near’ and ‘far’ relations i.e. visual art is ‘near’ art history and ‘far’ from environmental modellin... Read More about Disciplinarity and peripheries..

The art of life adapting: drawing and healing. (2019)
Journal Article
FREMANTLE, C. 2020. The art of life adapting: drawing and healing. Leonardo [online], 53(1), pages 83-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01833

The author, a practice-led researcher and cultural producer, draws on his experience of cancer treatment and his use of art as a way to make hidden features visible. He relates this to the larger intersubjective and social questions of cancer as an o... Read More about The art of life adapting: drawing and healing..

How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed on 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow.

Readings from selected poetic texts by Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b. 1932), known as 'the Harrisons,' at UNFIX Festival Glasgow on 30 March 2019. Chris Fremantle and Anne Douglas read six excerpts selected to highlight the... Read More about How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed on 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow..

The Lancaster care charter. (2019)
Journal Article
RODGERS, P., INNELLA, G., BREMNER, C., COXON, I., BROADLEY, C., CADAMUNRO, A., CARLEKLEV, S., CHAN, K., DILNOT, C., FATHERS, J., FENNELL, J., FREMANTLE, C., FRENCH, T., HENRIQUES, D., JONES, P.L., KETTLEY, R., KETTLEY, S., KHAN, M., LOGGE, K., ARCHER-MARTIN, J., MCHATTIE, J.-S., PULLEY, R., SHAHAR, D., TEAL, G., TEWARI, S., TREADAWAY, C., TSEKLEVES, E., VALADKESHYAEI, H.M., VENTURA, J., WATT, T.A., WILTSE, H. and WINTON, E. 2019. The Lancaster care charter. Design issues [online], 35(1), pages 73-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1162/desi_a_00522

In the fall of 1991 the Munich Design Charter was published in Design Issues. This charter was written as a design-led “call to arms” on the future nations and boundaries of Europe. The signatories of the Munich Design Charter saw the problem of Euro... Read More about The Lancaster care charter..

Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. Presented at 2018 Valuing nature annual conference, 13-14 November 2018, Cardiff, UK.

Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2006-09) was a project resulting in a touring exhibition. It was created by the artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison (the Harrisons) and funded by DEFRA’s Climate Challenge Fund (£186,500... Read More about Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study..

How big is here? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. How big is here? Space in the work of the Harrisons. Presented at the 2018 Gray's research conference: space and spatiality in creative practice, 5 October 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

In this article the author gives a brief exploration the work of 'the Harrisons', Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison who are pioneers of the ecoart movement. The article includes written text of the presentation as well as presentation slides.

Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? Presented at a seminar of 'An Urgent Enquiry' (residency commissioning programme), 22 March 2018, Wexford, Ireland.

Presentation given at the invitation of a group of Public Art Officers, as an "Urgent Enquiry" seminar held on the 22nd March 2018 in Wexford (Ireland). The presentation provides examples of artists' practices, current and historical, and relates tho... Read More about Urgent enquiry: what do artists do?.

Transdisciplinarity and transformation. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Transdisciplinarity and transformation. Presented at a workshop of the Future Earth Early Career Researchers Network of Networks, 22-24 January 2018, London, UK.

Participation, collaboration and transdisciplinarity are frequently used sometimes interchangeably. Basarab Nicolescu theorises transdisciplinarity as a way of addressing multiple levels of reality and Tim Ingold highlights the importance of experien... Read More about Transdisciplinarity and transformation..

In conversation: is care in opposition to design? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. and MCHATTIE, L.-S. 2017. In conversation: is care in opposition to design? Presented at Does design care...? An international workshop of design thought and action, 12-13 September 2017, Lancaster, UK [online], pages 95-98. Available from: https://www.designresearchforchange.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Does-Design-Care-for-web.pdf

We need to challenge underpinning assumptions of design including 'Who does it?' 'What's it for?' and 'How do we learn to do it?' are brought into sharp focus by the question of care. Care might even be something conceived to be in opposition to desi... Read More about In conversation: is care in opposition to design?.