A residency on the coast inspires reflections on the view. How has the shoreline “view” been compromised by private interest? What happens when the need to gaze deeply into epic nature, to get lost in the scale and beauty of the shore, is no longer accessible? How can popular forms of education push back and build environmental consciousness? If climate change is about aesthetic devastation as much as toxicity, resource depletion, and colonialism, then the shoreline offers a reflexive site through which to reconsider views of the land and to argue for democratic access.
In a Landscape: Or, Against the Privatization of the View
MJ Thompson is Associate Professor in the Department of Art Education at Concordia University, Sir George Williams Campus. Correspondence to: MJ Thompson, Department of Art Education, Concordia University, Sir George Williams Campus, 1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada. Email: email@example.com.
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MJ Thompson; In a Landscape: Or, Against the Privatization of the View. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 15 December 2020; 9 (4): 13–34. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.4.13
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