Creative Enactments in More-Than-Human Worlds

  • Simone FullagarEmail author
  • Wendy O’Brien
  • Adele Pavlidis


In this chapter we examine women’s creative practices through everyday ‘cultural making’ that recognises the multiplicity of subjectivity, challenging singular and personal notions of recovery. Our ficto-critical approach employs digital blogs to move beyond ‘arts as therapy’ and examine the utopias of the everyday through which women opened up creative lines of flight through engaging with different materials, objects and aesthetics. Drawing on the notion of haecceities, we also challenge the forces that devitalise women’s wellbeing to consider the different intensities and the multiple affects produced through creative practices. We also consider how hauntings could be immobilising, but also open up desires that enable change. Hence our use of metaphoric imaginings considers how through literal and imagined movement women could enact a more vital future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Fullagar
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wendy O’Brien
    • 3
  • Adele Pavlidis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Tourism, Hotel and Sport ManagementGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Department of HealthUniversity of BathBathUK
  3. 3.Department of Tourism, Hotel and Sport ManagementGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  4. 4.Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural ResearchGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia

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