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.
|Title of host publication||Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times|
|Editors||Karen Malone, Tonia Gray, Son Truong|
|Place of Publication||Singapore Singapore|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|