Learning with the Land

  • Irwin, Rita (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Barney, Daniel T (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Osler, Patricia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sinner, Anita (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Girak, Sue (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nakamura, Kazuyo (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bonini, Moorina (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Briggs, Carolyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Burke, Geraldine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Diamond, Zane (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hernandez Ibinarriaga, Desiree (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Martin, Brian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gaup, Inger (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lin, Ching-Chiu (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Amy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cutcher, Alexandra Lasczik (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Speitz, Heike (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Leddy, Shannon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Coleman, Kathryn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Fredriksen , Biljana Culibrk (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lund-Kristensen, Hanne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ørbæk, Trine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Illeris, Helene (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bunda, Tracey (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sorensen, Nichele (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Triggs, Valerie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nordbo, Anne Lise (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Haukeland, Per Ingvar (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Learning with the Land partnership brings together an international network of art educators to explore how artists and arts-based researchers are taking up the concept of reciprocity to critically engage with the land upon which they live, learn, teach, and create. This partnership focuses on how the arts might help challenge Western-Euro-centric understandings of land and provoke meaningful dialogue and action towards decolonizing education and research practices. This partnership responds to the urgent need for innovative models of learning, teaching, and scholarship that create and examine human-land relationships as collective expression grounded in movement of thought (theory) and body (practices) by drawing on a transnational coalition of scholars, students, artists, and writers in education. This partnership simultaneously sees this research as a response to the calls to action from the most recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (UN IPCC) that urges the use of scientific, local, and Indigenous Knowledge for adaptation and mitigation to the ongoing climate crisis (UN, 2021). This partnership is of utmost importance because despite institutional policy commitments towards decolonization: "There is a real need for academics to move toward concrete conversations about the Land to significantly reshape settler consciousness" (Ray, Cormier & Desmoulins, 2019, p.81).
Effective start/end date22/03/2221/03/25


  • Monash University – Internal Department Contribution


  • a/r/tography
  • arts based education
  • Indigenous methods
  • Indigenization
  • Land-based learning
  • Art and culture
  • arts based approaches to climate change
  • Global/Climate change