Cultivating Creative Cities; Nonhumans, urban agriculture and ecological belonging

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    The functional and aesthetic forms of urban environments deemed necessary to support the creative and cultural pursuits of their inhabitants has pushed food production beyond city limits. The resulting disconnection from the food system, fuelled by anthropocentric logic, reduces opportunities for urban dwellers to develop ecological awareness. The creative cities thesis itself also fails to promote innovative ecological thinking. Through a case study of Canberra, we suggest that bringing food back into the city through urban agriculture initiatives—from urban food gardening to farmers’ markets—can promote a more attentive approach to the nuanced and varied assemblages of human/nonhuman relations and assist enliven the more-than-human within creative cities’ thinking. In so doing we contend that urban agriculture can promote more ecologically sensitive living practices in urban environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    JournalAxon: Creative Explorations
    Volume5
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Fingerprint

    urban agriculture
    food
    food production
    esthetics
    city

    Cite this

    @article{81a56941a42f48f2bce71daf6dd41443,
    title = "Cultivating Creative Cities; Nonhumans, urban agriculture and ecological belonging",
    abstract = "The functional and aesthetic forms of urban environments deemed necessary to support the creative and cultural pursuits of their inhabitants has pushed food production beyond city limits. The resulting disconnection from the food system, fuelled by anthropocentric logic, reduces opportunities for urban dwellers to develop ecological awareness. The creative cities thesis itself also fails to promote innovative ecological thinking. Through a case study of Canberra, we suggest that bringing food back into the city through urban agriculture initiatives—from urban food gardening to farmers’ markets—can promote a more attentive approach to the nuanced and varied assemblages of human/nonhuman relations and assist enliven the more-than-human within creative cities’ thinking. In so doing we contend that urban agriculture can promote more ecologically sensitive living practices in urban environments.",
    keywords = "creative cities, ecology, nonhumans, urban agriculture",
    author = "Bethaney TURNER and Cathy HOPE",
    year = "2015",
    language = "English",
    volume = "5",
    pages = "1--13",
    journal = "Axon: Creative Explorations",
    issn = "1838-8973",
    number = "8",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Cultivating Creative Cities; Nonhumans, urban agriculture and ecological belonging

    AU - TURNER, Bethaney

    AU - HOPE, Cathy

    PY - 2015

    Y1 - 2015

    N2 - The functional and aesthetic forms of urban environments deemed necessary to support the creative and cultural pursuits of their inhabitants has pushed food production beyond city limits. The resulting disconnection from the food system, fuelled by anthropocentric logic, reduces opportunities for urban dwellers to develop ecological awareness. The creative cities thesis itself also fails to promote innovative ecological thinking. Through a case study of Canberra, we suggest that bringing food back into the city through urban agriculture initiatives—from urban food gardening to farmers’ markets—can promote a more attentive approach to the nuanced and varied assemblages of human/nonhuman relations and assist enliven the more-than-human within creative cities’ thinking. In so doing we contend that urban agriculture can promote more ecologically sensitive living practices in urban environments.

    AB - The functional and aesthetic forms of urban environments deemed necessary to support the creative and cultural pursuits of their inhabitants has pushed food production beyond city limits. The resulting disconnection from the food system, fuelled by anthropocentric logic, reduces opportunities for urban dwellers to develop ecological awareness. The creative cities thesis itself also fails to promote innovative ecological thinking. Through a case study of Canberra, we suggest that bringing food back into the city through urban agriculture initiatives—from urban food gardening to farmers’ markets—can promote a more attentive approach to the nuanced and varied assemblages of human/nonhuman relations and assist enliven the more-than-human within creative cities’ thinking. In so doing we contend that urban agriculture can promote more ecologically sensitive living practices in urban environments.

    KW - creative cities

    KW - ecology

    KW - nonhumans

    KW - urban agriculture

    M3 - Article

    VL - 5

    SP - 1

    EP - 13

    JO - Axon: Creative Explorations

    JF - Axon: Creative Explorations

    SN - 1838-8973

    IS - 8

    ER -