This Revolution Can Dance: Environmental Education through Community Arts

Laura Reinsborough

Abstract


For a world catapulting towards the many environmental catastrophes that we each recognize and grasp at our own pace, every educational opportuni- ty must transform us in deep, rich, and meaningful ways. The field of community arts has much to offer environmental education, including sets of questions to interrogate our practices regarding issues such as accountability and ownership. Borrowing from frameworks of decolonizing methodologies, I consider what the emerging field of community arts can offer to environmental education. To illustrate, I interrogate my own practice through one project in particular, the Black Creek Storytelling Parade.

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