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Arts-Based Approaches for Sustainability

Synonyms

Aesthetics; Aesthetic inquiry; Applied theatre; Artful inquiry; Creative writing; Drama; Expressive arts; Performing arts; Storytelling

Introduction

The arts encompass a broad and diverse landscape of interrelated creative practices and professions, including performance arts (including music, dance, drama, and theatre), literary arts (including literature, story, and poetry), and the visual arts (including painting, design, film) (see UNESCO 2006). They have been explicitly linked to sustainable development in higher education at a global level through UNESCO’s Road Map for Arts Education (UNESCO 2006) and The Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education (UNESCO 2010). Specifically, the arts have been deployed to promoting human rights, enhancing education, promoting cultural diversity, enhancing well-being, and, most broadly, “resolving the social and cultural challenges facing today’s world” (UNESCO 2010: 8).

Such recognition highlights the distinctive role of...

Keywords

  • Arts-based Approaches
  • Expressive Writing
  • Applied Theory
  • Higher Education Organizations
  • Drama Work

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Wall, T., Österlind, E., Fries, J. (2019). Arts-Based Approaches for Sustainability. In: Leal Filho, W. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63951-2_523-1

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