The Disappeared Future of Arts-Based Research, Parts I–VI: Towards a Reality-Without-Givenness

  • Jessie L. Beier
  • Jason J. Wallin
Part of the Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation book series (PEST)


This essay marks a speculative attempt at thinking arts-based research—its strident commitments and contemporary movements—from the vantage of the Anthropocene—the current geological epoch characterized by the influence of human activity on planetary life. The challenges of this new global epoch are taken up as a speculative probe for assessing key fidelities and impasses within the field of arts-based research and their adequacy to a moment of vast planetary change. By shifting the ecological background of the field, the essay seeks to articulate a quite different project, stakes, and mood for arts-based research.


Meaning Making Human Creativity Geological Epoch Correlationist Tendency Human Meaning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessie L. Beier
    • 1
  • Jason J. Wallin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Secondary EducationUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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