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posted on 2020-11-01, 00:00 authored by Michele LoboMichele Lobo, June Rubis
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1-7

Language

eng

Research statement

A ‘living’ digital environmental humanities project, The A to Z of Shadow Places Concepts is one example of an interdisciplinary collaboration drawing together academics and artists from different parts of the world. It is published by The Shadow Places Network and edited by Emily Potter, Fiona Miller and Donna Houston. Contributors come from geography, anthropology, political science, literary and cultural studies, and the visual arts, and span Australia, New Zealand, Norway, the UK, Singapore, Japan, and the US. The Shadow Places Network is a network of scholars, artists and activists who are collaborating to re-imagine connections between communities and places in a time of climate change. As explained on the Shadow Place Network website, the network: “…seeks to make visible the place-based, material and imaginative structures, practices and relations that sustain the exploitative capitalist system, and the modern global history of colonisation, that underpin climate change. These structures, practices and relations actively construct a geography of injustice constituted of multiple shadow places”. (Shadow Places Network, 2019). The network and A-Z project draw their inspiration from the late environmental philosopher Val Plumwood who introduced the powerful concept of shadow places. Plumwood’s article is a treasure-trove of useful ideas. One of the most enduring statements in the piece is her call to reformulate our attachments to place with the principles and practices of environmental justice: “…to cherish and care for your places, but without in the process destroying or degrading any other places, where ‘other places’ includes other human places, but also other species’ places”. (Plumwood 2008)

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JO3 Original Creative Works – Textual Work

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NTRO Minor

Publisher

The Shadow Places Network

Place of publication

[Online]

Source

A-Z of Shadow Places Concepts

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