Art and Design Education in the Ecology of Care

TAN, Michael (2019). Art and Design Education in the Ecology of Care. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 38 (4), 878-886.

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    © 2019 NSEAD and John Wiley & Sons Ltd In the light of challenges arising from contemporary issues such as inclusivity, sustainability and justice, the connections between art, design and caring appears to be pertinent. What role can artists and designers play in the ecology of care? How can we lead art and design students to connect and lend their creative skills to care needs? Drawing on the ethics of care and a relational view on health this article highlights the various teaching approaches and initiatives introduced at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, to support and guide students to realise various art and design for health and wellbeing projects that provide opportunities for students to part take in ecology of care using their creative skills. Although creative explorations at the intersection of art, design and caring is still at an early stage, outcomes from this ongoing effort have been encouraging in response to the shifting social needs to create a more inclusive and flourishing society in Singapore.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; 1203 Design Practice and Management; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts
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    Page Range: 878-886
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 12:03
    Last Modified: 07 May 2021 12:15

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