Deploying collaborative artistic co-creative methods to strategically promote eco-social sustainability for small island communities
Knowledge accumulated through lived experience can improve ecological sustainability in small communities. This project will reveal the role and value of embodied knowledge in a marginal community. The research will help communities co-create sustainable, meaningful futures, by employing artistic eco-social methods to design projects that promote interconnectedness across the whole community (human and non-human). The methodology integrates social enterprises and national organisations, Sniffer and Creative Carbon Scotland, into a community-centred approach.
This doctoral research project is focussed on facilitating long-term sustainability based on local expertise, by employing artistic co-creative methods to exhibit the eco-social and cultural importance of embodied knowledge.
2013-14, MFA Art Society Publics
2009-11, BA Hons Fine Art
Professor Mary Modeen, University of Dundee
Professor Ioan Fazey, University of Dundee
Dr Iain Biggs, University of Dundee
Creative Scotland Talent Award
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Research Grant
CnES/Creative Scotland Professional Practice Award
Artist Residency, DRAWinternational
Visual Research Centre, DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
First published: 3 October 2017