1st Edition

Artistic Cartography and Design Explorations Towards the Pluriverse

    282 Pages 15 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    282 Pages 15 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume uses an interdisciplinary approach to art and design that not only reframes but also repositions agendas and actions to address fragmented global systems.

    Contributors explore the pluriverse of art and design through epistemological and methodological considerations. What kinds of sustainable ways are there for knowledge transfer, supporting plural agendas, finding novel ways for unsettling conversations, unlearning and learning and challenging power structures with marginalised groups and contexts through art and design? The main themes of the book are art and design methods, epistemologies and practices that provide critical, interdisciplinary, pluriversal and decolonial considerations. The book challenges the domination of the white logic of art and design and shifts away from the Anglo-European one-world system towards the pluriverse.

    The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, arts-based research, and design studies.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis. com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    - Andrea W. Mignolo and Walter D. Mignolo

    Foreword: The European Commission policy for promoting arts to tackle societal challenges and increase cohesion and inclusion
    - Christina Sarvani and Jarkko Siren

    1. Introduction: Artistic cartographies and design explorations towards the pluriverse - Satu Miettinen, Enni Mikkonen, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos and Melanie Sarantou
    2. Section I: Pluriversal A/r/tographies

    3.  Record of a multispecies creative exploration in the austral forests - Mariluz Soto Hormazábal and Mauricio Tolosa
    4. Dialogues for plurality—art-based exchange for strengthening youth’s role as agents of change - Katri Konttinen, Enni Mikkonen & Mikko Ylisuvanto

    5. Multiperspective take on pluriversal agenda in artistic research - Marija Griniuk, Daria Akimenko, Satu Miettinen, Heidi Pietarinen and Melanie Sarantou
    6. A critical retrospective on whiteness in Possible Worlds video artwork - Mari Mäkiranta and Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä

    7. New genre Arctic art in the city of Rovaniemi: Promotion of de-Arctification and pluralism - Maria Huhmarniemi and Mirja Hiltunen
    8. Expanding design narratives through handmade embroidery production: A dialogue with a community of women in Passira, Pernambuco, Brazil - Ana Julia Melo Almeida and Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos
    9.  Afrikana—burying colonial bones to harvest seeds and bouquets of plurality - Michelle Olga van Wyk
    10. Section II: Design explorations towards the pluriverse

    11. Excluding by design - Peter West
    12. Knowledge plurality for greater university-community permeability: Experiences in art and design from fieldwork In alphabetical order - Caoimhe Isha Beaulé, Élisabeth Kaine, Étienne Levac, Anne Marchand and Jean-François Vachon
    13. Other worlds are possible: Advanced computational and design thinking in South Auckland - Ricardo Sosa
    14. Pluriverse perspectives in designing for a cultural heritage context in the digital age - Jonna Häkkilä, Siiri Paananen, Mari Suoheimo and Maija Mäkikalli
    15. Centring relationships more than humans and things: Translating design through the culture of the Far East - Namkyu Chun
    16. Professionalised designing in between plural makings - Zhipeng Duan
    17. Enacting plurality in designing social innovation: Developing a culturally grounded twenty-first-century leadership programme for a Cambodian context - Joyce Yee, Sovan Srun and Laura Smitheman
    18. Section III The pluriverse of activism, diversity and accessibility

    19. A history of design education in Brazil: A decolonial perspective - Júlio César Tamer Okabayashi and Maria Cecília Loschiavo Dos Santos
    20. Unveiling the layered structures of Youth Work - Ana Nuutinen and Enni Mikkonen
    21. Making IMPACT: Visibility status in participatory projects - Teresa Torres De Eça and Ângela Saldanha
    22. Flag: A shared horizon - Heidi Pietarinen, Amna Qureshi and Melanie Sarantou 
    23. Ghost bike agency and urban culture through art activism - Eduardo Rumenig, Julio Talhari, Maria Cecilia L. Dos Santos and Luiz E.P.B.T. Dantas
    24. Mediating social interaction through a chatbot to leverage the diversity of a community: Tensions, paradoxes, and opportunities - Amalia De Götzen, Peter Kun, Luca Simeone, and Nicola Morelli


    Satu Miettinen is a dean and professor in service design at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland, Finland.

    Enni Mikkonen is a postdoctoral researcher in social work at the University of Lapland, Finland.

    Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos is a professor of design at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

    Melanie Sarantou is an adjunct professor in social design at the University of Lapland, Finland.