Environment, Communication and Arts-Based Research

  • Geo Takach
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series (PSMEC)


This chapter sets out the mission of this project: to study why and how environmental research can and should be represented through arts-based forms in addition to traditional and emerging quantitative and qualitative methods. It situates the nexus between environment and art, while positioning arts-based research as a newer paradigm for scholarly inquiry, based on the possibility of individual or cultural transformation via intellectual, emotional and aesthetic engagement. It outlines advantages, challenges and approaches to arts-based research in environmental studies, and lays the foundation for the book’s concluding, proposed framework for engaging broader publics in environmental scholarship through arts-based forms.


Environmental communication Environment Arts-based research Art Science Public engagement 


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  • Geo Takach
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  1. 1.Royal Roads UniversityVictoria, BCCanada

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