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Thinking with the Harrisons. (2023)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. [2024]. Thinking with the Harrisons. Leuven: Leuven University Press. (Forthcoming)

This book asks a fundamental question around the place of the arts in the global environmental crises. In arguing that the arts have an important role, we are also suggesting that the arts need to be rethought, reimagined and reconfigured through new... Read More about Thinking with the Harrisons..

Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Article] (2023)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2023. Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? Field: a journal of socially-engaged art criticism [online], 23. Available from: https://field-journal.com/issue-23/thinking-with-the-harrisons-what-does-now-demand

"The reversal of entropy requires considerable energy and imagination and is accompanied by risk." This statement from the designer, planner and ecologist Frederick Steiner evokes the core challenge of the current environmental crisis: the energy tha... Read More about Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Article].

In conversation: a poetics of empathy: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2022)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2022. In conversation: a poetics of empathy: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Women eco artists dialog magazine [online], 13: the art of empathy. Available from: https://directory.weadartists.org/in-conversation-a-poetics-of-empathy

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison are pioneers in the creative development of art and ecology. It was Helen who read Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a critical influence in their decision in the early 1970s to do no work that did not in some wa... Read More about In conversation: a poetics of empathy: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

Working together on ecological thinking: relationality and difference. (2022)
Thesis
FREMANTLE, C.N. 2022. Working together on ecological thinking: relationality and difference. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712793

This PhD by Public Output contributes to the wider understanding of 'ecological thinking' in the arts, through the portfolio of peer reviewed research publications of a producer of public art projects in the healthcare and environment settings. A tim... Read More about Working together on ecological thinking: relationality and difference..

Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Presentation] (2022)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2022. Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? Presented at Listening to the web of life, 17-18 March 2022, San Diego, USA. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1629026

How can we learn to think ecologically when our technological, social, aesthetic and political systems are built on the primacy of human rationality? Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison's (b. 1932) practice as artists borrows from th... Read More about Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Presentation].

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, culture and literature, 17. Netherlands: Brill [online], chapter 5, pages 81-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004501270_007

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..

Learning arts organisations: innovation through a poetics of relation. (2021)
Journal Article
GULARI, M.N. and FREMANTLE, C. 2021. Learning arts organisations: innovation through a poetics of relation. Arts [online], 10(4): eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest: what we will need is more time for what we will (?), article 83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/arts10040083

Arts organisations have had to reimagine their ways of working, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has severely challenged the venue-based sectors and exposed the fragility of the existing business model of the ‘receiving house'. We u... Read More about Learning arts organisations: innovation through a poetics of relation..

Practising well: conversations and support menu. (2021)
Report
NAISMITH, N. 2021. Practising well: conversations and support menu. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1538558

Participatory arts are proven to support our heath and wellbeing, as evidenced in the "Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing" report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts Health and Wellbeing, published in 2017. The arts are an... Read More about Practising well: conversations and support menu..

Cultural Adaptations: lessons learned evaluation report. (2021)
Report
FREMANTLE, C. and MABON, L. 2021. Cultural Adaptations: lessons learned evaluation report. Creative Carbon Scotland. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1513437

Evaluation Report for Cultural Adaptations, a Creative Europe funded project focused by climate adaptation led by Creative Carbon Scotland and involving sustainability/adaptation professionals in the cities of Glasgow, Ghent (Belgium), Dublin (Irelan... Read More about Cultural Adaptations: lessons learned evaluation report..

Calendar variations. (2021)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2022. 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], section 2, case study 4. 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.). 2022. Ecoart in action: activities, case studies and provocations for classroom and community. New York: New Village Press [online]. 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..

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], 5(4): art and activism in public space, pages 67-86. Available from: https://doi.org/10.32891/jps.v5i4.1385

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..

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 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..

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..