Situated Context When I think about Resilience and resilient communities, I keep thinking back to my time in Lyttelton, New Zealand. I suppose that is my situated context, and it’s what I’ll be linking back to in my connective thoughts. If we’re doing concentration-style situated contexts, I would say this project is situated in geophysical […]
This class is an "advanced exploration of major theoretical assumptions underlying environmental studies, including the nature of environment, environmental knowledge (including role of sciences and humanities), and environmental problems and solutions." We discussed major theoretical realms such as knowledge, politics, ethics, and reality, applied them to a situated context by creating and carrying out a praxis project, and developed our own environmental theories.
For our final presentation of our own Better Big Words, we are supposed to come up with an artistic representation of some sort. Initially I was thinking of taking pictures that somehow model resilience, but then I realized that the content dog should wag the tail — my whole theory is about the potential of […]
Within my better big word, I decided to focus on what social resilience would look like. I just read Debra Davidson’s article and picked out some of my favorite quotes, which I will think through in this post, in an effort to build some connecting thoughts with other ideas I’ve come into contact with. All systems, […]
Upon my initial reading of C.S. Holling’s piece, “Understanding the Complexity of Economic, Ecological, and Social Systems” I only partially understood his whole panarchy idea, I thought his models were intriguing but confusing, and it didn’t really occur to me how important his theory is to resilience. After going through the article again with Jim, it […]
Today in class we did a better big words speed dating session. It helped me formulate a better idea of what my project will turn into, but probably more importantly it made me realize what the gaps in my argument are. My elevator pitch went something like this (although it evolved every time I gave […]
When Jim told us that we would eventually be coming up with our own environmental theory during the class overview in the beginning of the semester, I was skeptical. I didn’t feel comfortable dealing with other people’s theories, let alone creating my own. Like many things in college, I decided to put it on the […]