Walk the Talk

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  • Title: Walk the Talk: Artistic Acts to Raise Environmental Awareness
  • Author(s): Birut Zemits, Aly de Groot
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Arts in Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
  • Keywords: Sustainable, Environmental Art, Up-cycled, Latour
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2326-9960 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2104 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v14i01/13-21
  • Citation: Zemits, Birut, and Aly de Groot. 2019. "Walk the Talk: Artistic Acts to Raise Environmental Awareness." The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 14 (1): 13-21. doi:10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v14i01/13-21.
  • Extent: 9 pages

Abstract

The environmental effects of consumption are seen in most aspects of modern daily life. Artists who are concerned about sustainability of their practice use up-cycled materials, not only to create works that challenge consumer society, but also to educate people about environmental issues. The sustainable art movement comes in many forms and presents a highly innovative vehicle to communicate about social and environmental issues across diverse cultures in multicultural communities around the world. Drawing on “Actor Network Theory,” this work highlights the challenges in how artists and filmmakers seek to shift communication about social and environmental issues through their practice on a local and international level.