Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Making art for sustainability?: A qualitative study about identifying artists' perspective on the relationship between environmental art and sustainable development
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Environmental art is increasingly becoming a medium to address environmental challenges and studies have shown that the art form offers many opportunities when included within work of sustainable development. This study has investigated artists motivations to pursue environmental art and asked whether artists believe that art can contribute to sustainable development. This project was achieved using a qualitative approach and cross-sectional design, through semi-structured interviews with ten artists working with environmental art in different parts of the world. The theoretical framework consisted of theories describing artists’ motivations to pursue art and environmental art, as well as motivations of environmental activists. Results showed that artists are motivated to pursue environmental art for several reasons, some of these reasons relates to the same motivational factors among environmental activists. The artists also lined that their own connection to nature was a big motivation for pursuing environmental art. Nine out of ten artists agreed that art can contribute to sustainable development, and one artist questioned whether any development can be sustainable.  The conclusion of this study is that artists’ main motivation to pursue environmental art derives from a response to environmental concerns in society and the world of today, out of a belief that art offers other kinds of opportunities to reflect on environmental concerns than normally communicated environmental information.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 25
Series
Degree Project in Sustainable Destination Development ; 19 017
Keywords [en]
Environmental art, Sustainability, Environmental artist, Sustainable art, Sustainable development
Keywords [sv]
Miljökonst, Hållbarhet, Miljökonstnär, Hållbar konst, Hållbar utveckling
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts Arts Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-386184OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-386184DiVA, id: diva2:1327145
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Destination Development (60 credits)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-06-19 Last updated: 2019-07-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(381 kB)40 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 381 kBChecksum SHA-512
37207a7810a9bd3100dcb7120221f9947ba69fc0123f35d9f1e2ac5219612734256749ce75720310ddfcce9f8b9fe41371e17c28bfee5d50789fec7ffef4a37d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
fulltext(381 kB)3 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 381 kBChecksum SHA-512
37207a7810a9bd3100dcb7120221f9947ba69fc0123f35d9f1e2ac5219612734256749ce75720310ddfcce9f8b9fe41371e17c28bfee5d50789fec7ffef4a37d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Engineering Sciences
Social SciencesHumanities and the ArtsArtsEarth and Related Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 43 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 187 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf