Cultivating a sustainable society : attempts to change contemporary Sweden by urban gardening and theatre
Summary, in English
Despite the apparent differences between urban gardening and theatre, there are interesting similarities between the two. Both practices are seen as offering a possibility to cultivate a relationship with the Other and exchanging knowledge. Sustainability is key, both in the sense of environmental friendly practices and social integration. A sustainable way of life can also refer to spiritual well-being, perceived to be highly important not least due to the stress of post industrial economy and “project life”. While project life contributes to stress it is simultaneously seen a solution to the quandaries of society and an alternative way of life. We will show that the cultivation of a better self and a better society in gardening and theatre projects are intertwined.
- Centrum för Mellanösternstudier
- Avdelningen för modevetenskap
- Social Anthropology
15th EASA Biennial Conference
2018-08-14 - 2018-08-17