Cosmopolitics of place: towards urban multispecies living in precarious times

Iris Duhn

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    The chapter considers place-making as cosmopolitical issues in urban environments. An emerging emphasis on the ethics and politics of sharing spaces with others, including other species, in a globalised world, with finite resources, requires a re-thinking of what place is, and who and what makes places. Much of the work on place in education focuses on ‘place-based’ learning which takes the local as its site of enquiry. I suggest to conceptualise place as a complex and messy network, loosely bound by (local) histories, politics, and cultures as well as by (global) mobilities, flows, and uneasy alliances. The chapter introduces a Berlin multispecies art project to suggest that imagining place-making as an open-ended practice which involves a commitment to cosmopolitics may well generate new possibilities for living sustainably, especially in urban multispecies environments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times
    EditorsKaren Malone, Tonia Gray, Son Truong
    Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811025501
    ISBN (Print)9789811025488
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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