Title: Just sustainability arts: a vibrant convergence

Authors: Marna Hauk; A. Rachel Kippen

Addresses: Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies, Postal Box 55995, Portland, Oregon 97238 USA; Prescott College, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona 86301, USA ' Prescott College, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona 86301 USA; City of Watsonville, CA, USA

Abstract: At a time when violence is worsening across structures of historical domination and influencing the condition of vital ecological systems, imaginative engagement with just sustainabilities offers a different path. This paper represents theory-building inspired by two educational designers' field experiences with justice, sustainability and the arts. Leveraging the method of the transdisciplinary imagination to tackle complex and intransigent problems and informed by a transformative, transgressive lens on social learning, the two authors explore how nine literatures converge to inform just sustainability arts. Socially conscious arts and arts-based educational research open up enlivening educational practices at the nexus of transdisciplinary approaches such as environmental and climate justice, ecofeminism, critical place and land pedagogies, bioculturally responsive curriculum and systems thinking.

Keywords: just sustainability arts; environmental justice and environmental racism; just sustainabilities; climate justice education; transdisciplinary imagination; bioculturally responsive curriculum; critical place inquiry; ecofeminism; systems thinking; interdisciplinary environmental review.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2017.088763

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2017 Vol.18 No.3/4, pp.281 - 306

Received: 22 Nov 2016
Accepted: 27 Jun 2017

Published online: 11 Dec 2017 *

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