Eco-Human Theory and Practice
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Ecophilosophy
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Harrison, Newton. SENSORIUM: THE THINKING

One of the pioneers and leaders of the eco-art movement, Newton Harrison, presents the Sensorium, a work of art and of science that sets out to provide a whole systems visualization of the problems that the world ocean faces, as well as potential solutions to these problems. The Sensorium is an immersive environment, a fully interactive 3-dimensional human-centered interface, where the floors, walls and even the ceiling act as “live” surfaces, connected to real time data, information and modeling / simulation tools. Sensorium can operate as a generalized pre-emptive planning environment where oceanographic problems, mostly of human creation, can be seen and acted upon.

17.01.2021 21:55 read more...


Sprinkle, Annie, and Stephens, Beth. ECOSEXUALITY: THE STORY OF OUR LOVE WITH THE EARTH

In this excerpt from their book, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens explore the realms of ecosexuality as they became lovers with the Earth and made their mutual pleasure an embodied expression of passion for the environment. Since 2008, they have been not just pushing but obliterating the boundaries circumscribing biology and ecology, creating ecosexual art in their performance of an environmentalism that is feminist, queer, sensual, sexual, posthuman, materialist, exuberant, and steeped in humor. They explore the theoretical grounds of ecosexuality, in particular, their perception of Earth as Lover, and their understanding of ecosexuality from the perspectives of the Anthropocene, new materialisms, and posthumanism.

01.01.2021 12:17 read more...


Morris, Marla. AN ECO-THEOLOGY OF (POST) HUMAN ANIMAL GRACE

This paper explores eco-theology, (post) humanism and what the author calls (post) human animal grace. The author explores the ways in which ecopoiesis and theopoiesis can be thought of together, as intersecting concepts. Ecopoiesis and theopoiesis are meant in more metaphoric ways,  drawing on the Greek root of bringing forth, rather than on the Latin root of the poet writing poetry. (Post) human animal grace through the ecopoietic and the theopoietic together mean thinking about humans, animals, the earth, the cosmos and even machines as a web of inter-related and sacred beings. This paper draws on a wide variety of sources from Karl Rahner, to Jacques Derrida, from Wilfred Bion to Donna Haraway. This paper also draws on popular films, online gaming, popular music and even mysticism.

16.12.2020 10:42 read more...


Kopytin, Alexander and Zhou, Tony. FROM IKEBANA TO BOTANICAL ARRANGING: ARTISTIC, THERAPEUTIC, AND SPIRITUAL ALIGNMENT WITH NATURE

This article reviews the history of the Japanese art of ikebana (flower arranging), contemporary ecological art therapy practice involving botanical arranging, the correlation between the two practices and their contribution to the physical and mental well-being of human beings. Different perspectives are offered by a Russian therapist specializing in ecological art therapy, and a Chinese creative arts therapist with a biomedical background. Ikebana and botanical arranging are considered forms of creative interaction with nature, providing multiple therapeutic effects and showing us how to realign ourselves with the laws of nature.

16.12.2020 10:32 read more...


Whitaker, Pamela. HABITATS OF COMPOSITION: THE NATURE OF THE COMMONS

This is an article about land art that constructs habitats of refuge or survival shelters. The art of constructing forest sanctuaries, as a form of social media, is a resourcing of found materials transformed into personal and social places of significance. Amidst COVID-19 restrictions, nature became everyone’s place to be and public parks were an essential commonplace for combining and finding a place apart to come together. What emerged in the forests of Phoenix Park, Dublin was the construction of landmarks for protection and solace. 

24.11.2020 09:30 read more...


Zhou, Tony. INTERVIEW WITH REGINALDO BOCKHORNI

In this interview, Reginaldo Bockhorni, an Ikebana professor at the Ikenobo School, shares his personal and professional experiences with ikebana. He explains how art and medical science cross over and benefit each other through his creative endeavors, how ikebana transformed his emotional world and influenced his identity and outlook.

24.11.2020 09:15 read more...


Mamedov, Nizami. THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: GLOBAL VISION AND RUSSIAN REALITY

Sustainable development implicitly sets the task of changing the traditional trajectory of historical processes and appears not so much as a program of concrete actions, but as a new worldview and a new methodology for humanity. Global ideas, substantiated in this concept, need clarification and concretization at the regional level. Thus, the implementation of the concept of sustainable development in Russia is possible only if the country's unique natural, social and cultural characteristics are taken into account.
23.11.2020 22:36 read more...


Yasvin, Vitold. THE WORLD OF NATURE IN ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOPEDAGOGY: VIEW OF THE SCIENTIST AND THE POET

In a short article, an expert in the field of environmental psychopedagogy and ecopsychology emphasizes the important role of the artistic perception of nature. He draws attention to the value of a poeticized appeal to the natural world as a source of beauty. This helps to develop the emotional, aesthetic and ethical foundations human relationship to nature.

03.07.2020 16:05 read more...


Lau, Gracelynn. CORONAVIRUS AS A RITE OF PASSAGE: FINDING CURES FOR “COLONIALVIRUS” IN EXPRESSIVE ARTS BASED RESEARCH

Might play and imagination inform us about decolonizing and healing the Earth as ourselves? This article contributes to the discussion on the functions of Expressive Arts-based research (EABR) for practitioners and researchers interested in cultivating ecological identity through embodied and lived experiences. Based on the basic tenets of EABR, the author conducted this intermodal expressive arts inquiry during the early outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in Canada, in accordance with the architecture of an expressive arts session: filling in from the habitual world experience, de-centering process and harvesting.
26.06.2020 15:32 read more...


Atkins, Sally. WHY I WALK IN THE WOODS

In a short essay, the renowned poetess and scientist Sally Atkins shares her perception of the Earth and a particular place on Earth as forming a poeticized image that plays a key role and sets a certain reference point in her relation to reality. She considers some systemic concepts that support the attitude to the Earth as a living entity, in particular, the Gaia theory, as well as the idea of J. Hillman about aesthetic sensitivity. Particular importance is attached to artistic and aesthetic ways of interacting with nature.
07.06.2020 17:32 read more...


Hampe, Ruth. PROCESS-ORIENTED APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF CREATIVE ACTS IN HUMAN INTERACTION WITH NATURE

Creative design processes follow random or theme-based forms of access. In many cases, the beginning of meaning lies in the random placement of a figure, which is then moved and changed by intuitive action. In the context of art therapy, this design sequence can be documented during the process and later explored in the phase of making sense and organizing the experience. Digital documentation and the creation of cartoon-like short films can support integration and delve more deeply into the metamorphoses of the work.
30.05.2020 13:01 read more...


Levine, Stephen K. THREE PLACES, THREE ECOLOGIES – AN ECOPOIETIC PERSPECTIVE

The article is based on a description of three geographical locations with which significant events in the author's life are associated. All these locations are in one way or another connected with economic activity, which has an increasing influence on cultural and natural environments.

30.05.2020 12:19 read more...


Alexandrova Natalya. PRIORITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN AN ART UNIVERSITY

This article is devoted to an analysis of the current state of environmental education in an art university and the identification of priorities for its development. The goals and objectives of environmental education within an art university are presented. Negative factors causing a decrease in the level of environmental training at a university are identified.
07.02.2020 01:46 read more...


Burganov Igor. IMPLEMENTATION OF IDEAS OF ECOPSYCHOLOGY IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

The article considers the issues involved in organizing an urban environment, to be comfortable and safe for humans, to meet the complex multiplicity of human needs and contribute to the development of environmental awareness. Examples of environmental design projects implemented for improvement of the urban environment are given, taking into account ergonomic, aesthetic significance and architectural features of the area, as well as ideas of environmental psychology.
04.02.2020 09:50 read more...


Lopukhova Olga and Gazizov Kayum. EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY AND LEARNING: THEORY, PRACTICE AND RELATION WITH ECOPSYCHOLOGY

The article discusses the basic theory and practice of equine-assisted therapy and equine-assisted learning from the standpoint of ecopsychology, as well as expressive therapy. The horse serves as a representative of the natural world and an archetypal image. The inclusion of horses in therapeutic and learning processes enables therapists to achieve various harmonizing and socializing effects, improve people’s perception of the natural world and develop their eco-identity

 

02.02.2020 12:13 read more...


About the journal

“Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice” is the first international multidisciplinary Journal focused on building an eco-human paradigm, disseminating eco-human knowledge and technology based on the alliance of ecology, humanities and the arts. Our journal aims to be a vibrant forum of theories and practices aimed at harmonizing the relations of mankind and the natural world in the interests of sustainable development, the creation of Eco-Humanity as a new community of human beings and more-than-human world. The human being is an ecological being, not separate from the world. The Ecopoiesis journal is based on that premise and aims to develop a body of theory and practice within that framework.

The Journal promotes dialogue and cooperation between ecologists, philosophers, doctors, educators, psychologists, artists, musicians, designers, social activists, business representatives in the name of eco-human values, human health and well-being, in close connection with concern for the environment. The Journal supports the development and implementation of new environmentally-friendly concepts, technologies and practices in the various fields of health and public life, education and social work.

One of the priority tasks of the Journal is to demonstrate and support the significant role of the arts in their alliance with ecology and the humanities for the restoration and development of constructive relations with nature, raising environmental awareness and promoting nature-friendly lifestyles.

The Journal publishes articles describing new eco-human concepts and practices, technologies and applied research data at the intersection of humanities, ecology and the arts, as well as interviews and conference reports related to the emerging eco-human field. It encourages artwork, music and other creative products related to eco-human practices and the new global community of Eco-Humanity.