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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Living the life of floods: place-based learning in an Anthropocene harmscape
Author(s): Dickie, Jennifer
Wilson, Anna
Dick, Liezl
Ncube, Sikhululekile
Abrams, Amber
Black, Gillian
Blair, Nicola
Carden, Kirsty
Hamilton-Smith, Niall
Lamb, Guy
Mpofu-Mketwa, Tsitsi
Petersen, Leif
Robertson, George
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Keywords: Place-based learning
Landscape literacies
Assemblage analysis
Difference and repetition
Lines of articulation and flight
Issue Date: Dec-2023
Date Deposited: 11-Dec-2023
Citation: Dickie J, Wilson A, Dick L, Ncube S, Abrams A, Black G, Blair N, Carden K, Hamilton-Smith N, Lamb G, Mpofu-Mketwa T, Petersen L & Robertson G (2023) Living the life of floods: place-based learning in an Anthropocene harmscape. <i>Geoforum</i>, 147, Art. No.: 103914.
Abstract: This article explores how place-based learning and the development of landscape literacies unfold in a place suffused with a complex set of risks resulting from inter-operating and intersecting sociohistorical, political and environmental factors. By analysing assemblages of images and accompanying texts produced through a photovoice process undertaken by co-researchers in an informal settlement in South Africa’s Cape Flats, we show that residents are embedded in an ongoing process of embodied place-connectedness that has extensive pedagogical impact. We suggest that the learning that takes place in this harmscape may enable residents’ survival at the cost of allowing for either hope or the possibility of transformative change.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2023.103914
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