Staying-with the traces: mapping-making posthuman and indigenist philosophy in environmental education research

Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Amy, Brown, Shae L., Osborn, Maia, Blom, Simone M., Brown, Adi, and Wijesinghe, Thilinika (2020) Staying-with the traces: mapping-making posthuman and indigenist philosophy in environmental education research. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 36 (2). pp. 105-128.

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We acknowledge and pay respect to the people of the Yugambeh Nation on whose Land we work, meet and study. We recognise the significant role the past and future Elders play in the life of the University and the region. We are mindful that within and without the buildings, the Land always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.1 This paper introduces staying-with the traces of inter/intra-subjective experience, with and within place, in mapping-making philosophy in environmental education. Through a conceptualisation of philosophy as concepts or knots in an infinite composition of knowledge, rather than separate knowledges, we use staying-with the traces2 as method, whereby our embodied patterns of human and more than human relationality across place and time may engage with philosophy. This grounding of philosophy foregrounds the diverse onto-epistemologies of posthumanism and indigenist3 ways of knowing, acknowledging tensions and searching for the possibilities of connectivity between them. Through an embodied arts-based walking practice, our approach challenges the perpetuation of reductionist perspectives, including nature/culture binaries, within environmental education. We stay with the traces of bird, meeting, tree, watery and concrete in mutual inseparable relation and becoming.

Item ID: 81967
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2049-775X
Keywords: arts-based education research methodologies, indigenist knowings, more than human, philosophy, posthuman, staying-with
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press.
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 05:57
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390202 History and philosophy of education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190203 Environmental education and awareness @ 100%
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