Never stop experimenting! Introducing the SUSPLACE Toolkit on Arts-Based Methods for Transformative Engagement

Written by Angela Moriggi and Kelli R. Pearson “The only way to approach such a period in which uncertainty is high and one cannot predict what the future holds, is not predict, but to experiment and act inventively and exuberantly via diverse adventures in living” ~ C.S. Holling In October 2016, six of us got together on a Sunday afternoon, moved by the desire to combine forces and experiment with creative and arts-based approaches to “sustainable place-shaping.” We wanted to focus on the cultural and psychological dimensions of sustainability and also practice with methods that make us that feel energetic and inspired.  We wanted to go beyond debates that center around reducing our ecological footprint or creating technological solutions, and find ways to access our emotions and values while acting “inventively and exuberantly”…

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