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Robert Gordon University

1. Smith, Helen. Artist as navigator : understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change : a methodology for art as a social practice.

Degree: PhD, 2015, Robert Gordon University

• What insights can art reveal in the context of organizational change? • How do artistic practices influence the way communities address change? • In what ways can an individual artistic practice concerned with the role of art in society add new insights to theories and practices of contemporary art? These questions are approached through three interrelated methods. In the first the artist as researcher consciously addresses organizational change through her artistic practice, over a three year period, within the different communities of Woodend Barn, a volunteer-led arts centre in the North East of Scotland. The second method is a literature review focusing on the selected artistic practices of Allan Kaprow, Suzanne Lacy and Artist Placement Group. Each practice is discussed in relation to the underpinning philosophical principals of Pragmatism, in particular John Dewey’s ideas on the generative qualities of aesthetic experience. These insights inform the research as it unfolds within the organizational context of Woodend Barn, itself at a point of significant change. The third method draws on anthropologist Michel de Certeau’s theory of the act of speaking to define the details of social interaction. This leads to a conversational method of analysis that draws out the synergies and differences of the chairperson of Woodend Barn and the artist. The analysis aims to understand the qualities and conditions for social interaction in arts practice and how they affect change in organizational contexts. It has become apparent that a key condition of the artwork is an artist who is committed to a refined and informed understanding of the social dynamics of art (as evidenced in the two principal projects Fold (2012) and Lavender (2012-2014)). It is important to recognize that not all artists have these skills or are interested in adopting a social focus in their practice. The research sets out to address and influence new generations of artists and more broadly, to rethink the value of social interaction in artists practices in relation to economic values. Understanding how social interactions become generative sense-making experiences is an important quality of the practice and research findings. This resonates with Dewey’s theory that it is through the unconstrained characteristics of art that aesthetic experience can shift deeply- rooted ways of thinking. The research concludes with a social manifesto for art that outlines the conditions for individuals from different communities to act in ways that are self-directed and lead to community resilience.

Subjects/Keywords: 700; Visual artist; Change; Organization; Social qualities; Pragmatism; De Certeau; Kaprow; Lacy; Artist placement group; Connecting communities

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APA (6th Edition):

Smith, H. (2015). Artist as navigator : understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change : a methodology for art as a social practice. (Doctoral Dissertation). Robert Gordon University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1377

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Smith, Helen. “Artist as navigator : understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change : a methodology for art as a social practice.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, Robert Gordon University. Accessed July 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1377.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Smith, Helen. “Artist as navigator : understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change : a methodology for art as a social practice.” 2015. Web. 03 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Smith H. Artist as navigator : understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change : a methodology for art as a social practice. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Robert Gordon University; 2015. [cited 2020 Jul 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1377.

Council of Science Editors:

Smith H. Artist as navigator : understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change : a methodology for art as a social practice. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Robert Gordon University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1377


Uppsala University

2. Furusten, Gustaf. Den enes skräp är den andres skatt : En kvalitativ studie om hur aktivistisk interaktion kan leda till en digital samhörighet.

Degree: Media and Communication Studies, 2019, Uppsala University

This study aimed to get a deeper understanding of how people interact within groups on social media that originally stems from a hashtag-activistic campaign. The study was conducted on an empirically selected group using the hashtagTrashtag on Facebook. #Trashtag is a hashtag used when picking up garbage in order to document pictures of ones work on social media. This study attempts to find out how the interaction within this group works and what makes people engage in the matter.  This study is conducted through content- and text analysis as well as ethnographic observation online. The observation method is also the means in which the data for this study is collected. The following three theories is used as the theoretical framework for this study, participatory culture, making is connecting and uses and gratification alongside with an hermeneutic perspective. The main results for this study was found by observing 45 publications from one Facebook group with the mission to clean up a beach in Ireland.  The observation showed that publications posted in the group varied between subjects concerning the constant litter and contamination on the beach too publications designed to inform about possible or direct causes of the problem. The main result of this study was an observation that a recurring way of motivating the group members to participate in the Facebook group was through emotionally charged content designed to provoke some kind of reaction. The engagement however is driven by positiveness and unconditional encouragement between the participants, negative vibes are not answered upon. Furthermore the study found that the urge to participate and contribute gives people a satisfactory feeling of achievement. Therefore activist groups like the one being researched in this study are important not just for the environment itself but also for the individual. The presented material in this study could be used for further research within this subject. 

Subjects/Keywords: Activism; Social media activism; Trashtag; Hashtag-activism; Facebook; Participatory culture; Making is connecting; Uses and gratification; digital communities; Social Sciences; Samhällsvetenskap

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APA (6th Edition):

Furusten, G. (2019). Den enes skräp är den andres skatt : En kvalitativ studie om hur aktivistisk interaktion kan leda till en digital samhörighet. (Thesis). Uppsala University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-410038

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Furusten, Gustaf. “Den enes skräp är den andres skatt : En kvalitativ studie om hur aktivistisk interaktion kan leda till en digital samhörighet.” 2019. Thesis, Uppsala University. Accessed July 03, 2020. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-410038.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Furusten, Gustaf. “Den enes skräp är den andres skatt : En kvalitativ studie om hur aktivistisk interaktion kan leda till en digital samhörighet.” 2019. Web. 03 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Furusten G. Den enes skräp är den andres skatt : En kvalitativ studie om hur aktivistisk interaktion kan leda till en digital samhörighet. [Internet] [Thesis]. Uppsala University; 2019. [cited 2020 Jul 03]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-410038.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Furusten G. Den enes skräp är den andres skatt : En kvalitativ studie om hur aktivistisk interaktion kan leda till en digital samhörighet. [Thesis]. Uppsala University; 2019. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-410038

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Louisiana State University

3. Peebles, Helen A. Master planning communities with wildlife in mind.

Degree: MLA, Landscape Architecture, 2005, Louisiana State University

Master-planned communities can be designed for the protection of wildlife while providing an aesthetically pleasing, eco-friendly, and affordable community for people. This study was conceived from a background of academic studies in plant biology, forestry, and landscape architecture, and a desire to rescue wildlife habitat from the encroachment of urban sprawl. A variety of books and periodicals were consulted, along with a few web sites. The primary threats to wildlife habitat are habitat fragmentation, pollution, and exotic invasive species of plants, animals, insects, and diseases. Many aspects of planning are addressed, including wildlife corridors, site selection, connecting habitat patches, and stormwater management. With careful planning, new communities can incorporate the principles of sustainable design, building inside nature’s envelope, green infrastructure, new urbanism, and Smart Growth to protect and preserve wildlife habitat.

Subjects/Keywords: infiltration trench; forest fire; native plants; connecting wildlife habitat patches; clustering houses; creating wildlife habitat patches; remnant habitat patches; wildlife habitat patches; traditional neighborhood development; walkable communities; rain garden; riparian corridor; greenway; parking lot; permaculture; green roof; water purity; lawn; reconciliation ecology; backyard habitat

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APA (6th Edition):

Peebles, H. A. (2005). Master planning communities with wildlife in mind. (Masters Thesis). Louisiana State University. Retrieved from etd-04132005-095244 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_theses/347

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Peebles, Helen A. “Master planning communities with wildlife in mind.” 2005. Masters Thesis, Louisiana State University. Accessed July 03, 2020. etd-04132005-095244 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_theses/347.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Peebles, Helen A. “Master planning communities with wildlife in mind.” 2005. Web. 03 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Peebles HA. Master planning communities with wildlife in mind. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Louisiana State University; 2005. [cited 2020 Jul 03]. Available from: etd-04132005-095244 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_theses/347.

Council of Science Editors:

Peebles HA. Master planning communities with wildlife in mind. [Masters Thesis]. Louisiana State University; 2005. Available from: etd-04132005-095244 ; https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_theses/347

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