I would have been/ could be amazing: a social justice oriented visual art rejoinder to whole earth?

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Bruty, L., Haas, M., Peisley, T., Royal, L., Wright, K. and Wright, T. 2017. I would have been/ could be amazing: a social justice oriented visual art rejoinder to whole earth? in: Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities Canterbury Christ Church University.
AuthorsBruty, L., Haas, M., Peisley, T., Royal, L., Wright, K. and Wright, T.
Abstract

The art pieces shown at the conference were informed by current and significant local, national and international contexts, including the continuing so called ‘migrant crisis’ and the effects of on-going financial cuts to mental health services (Foley, 2013; Mind, 2014); issues that the art psychotherapists see as points of struggle but that might otherwise be imagined and realised as opportunities, through radical praxis, for sustainable socially just futures.

Summary of participatory content. Each artist provided a reflective piece of writing to accompany their art work included in the exhibition that briefly explained to viewers the thinking and rationale behind the work. Below is a sample of each artist’s contribution with title, media and reflective description of work. Art psychotherapists were available at the exhibition to discuss the art work and motivations behind it with conference participants, which enhanced the contributions of both parties.

Year2017
Book titleSustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities
PublisherCanterbury Christ Church University
Output statusPublished
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Print01 Jul 2017
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Deposited27 Feb 2018
Official URLhttps://www.canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/docs/2016-sustainability-conference-proceedings.pdf
Related URLhttps://youtu.be/IEfU0rQ5Cz8
References

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), (2016) About art therapy. [Online]. Available at:
<http://www.baat.org/About-Art-Therapy>. Accessed: 4th September 2016.

Foley, T. (2013) Bridging the Gap: The financial case for a reasonable rebalancing of health and care resources. Royal
College of Psychiatrists.

Mind (2014) What is community-based mental health and community care? [Online]. Available at: <http://www.
mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/community-based-mental-health-and-social-care-inengland/#.
VBrLm_ldXWk>. Accessed: 4th September 2016.

Mohanty, C. T. (2003) Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity. Durham & London. Duke University Press.

JournalSustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities. Conference Proceedings
Journal citationJuly, pp. 131-135
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