CEP Divisional Webinar: Art-Based Perceptual Ecology – an integrative approach to address critical bio-social issues

Topic: Art-Based Perceptual Ecology – an integrative approach to address critical bio-social issues.

Presenter: Dr Lee Ann Woolery (Citizen Artist Founder and Research Director)

Date: Monday, 20 May at 18h00

About this webinar:

Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) is a transdisciplinary research methodology grounded in multimodal knowledge systems, sensory-based learning, and framed within biological and ecological principals, designed to study changes in ecological systems and address some of our most critical bio-social issues. Honoring multiple ways of knowing and hosting an expansive toolkit, disciplined practices that include embodied exploration, artmaking, and storytelling, ABPE acts as a bridge to connect places and people, creating a platform for underrepresented populations to be heard, with opportunities to transform science and policy. One ABPE project among others to be discussed is The Litmus Test Dress: A participatory research project exploring art-based discourse applicable to public environmental policy on global water initiatives that addresses issues of inequity in access and availability to potable water. Widely accessible for multigenerational and multicultural populations, no art or science background or skills are needed to participate in ABPE. www.citizen-artist.com

Registration should be completed via Zoom.

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Meet our Presenter!

Dr Lee Ann Woolery holds a PhD in environmental studies from Antioch University New England and a graduate degree in art therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a focus on divergent ways of knowing, Woolery developed Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) research methodologies, a transdisciplinary approach to conducting field-based ecological research that serves underrepresented populations. She has taught ‘Art-Based Research Methods’ at the University of Washington graduate program on Education, Environment and Community and the Ph.D. Sustainability Education program at Prescott College, AZ. She has co-led projects with American Indian youth, consulted on projects with Afro-Colombian women of the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia, S.A., and conducted research for National Geographic and National Parks. Currently as Founder and Research Director at Citizen Artist a participatory science research and education platform serving over 180 global stakeholders, she offers consulting and training in ABPE methods to investigate critical social-environmental issues.

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