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dc.contributor.authorSteelman, Toddi A
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Evan
dc.contributor.authorBaines, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBharadwaj, Lalita
dc.contributor.authorBjornson, Emilie Rose
dc.contributor.authorBradford, Lori
dc.contributor.authorCardinal, Kendrick
dc.contributor.authorCarriere, Gary
dc.contributor.authorFresque-Baxter, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorJardine, Timothy D
dc.contributor.authorMacColl, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorMacmillan, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorMarten, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.authorOrosz, Carla
dc.contributor.authorReed, Maureen G
dc.contributor.authorRose, Iain
dc.contributor.authorShmon, Karon
dc.contributor.authorShantz, Susan
dc.contributor.authorStaples, Kiri
dc.contributor.authorStrickert, Graham
dc.contributor.authorVoyageur, Morgan
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-30T04:56:15Z
dc.date.available2019-09-30T04:56:15Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1862-4065
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11625-018-0644-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387956
dc.description.abstractA challenge for transdisciplinary sustainability science is learning how to bridge diverse worldviews among collaborators in respectful ways. A temptation in transdisciplinary work is to focus on improving scientific practices rather than engage research partners in spaces that mutually respect how we learn from each other and set the stage for change. We used the concept of Nicolescu’s “Hidden Third” to identify and operationalize this transformative space, because it focused on bridging “objective” and “subjective” worldviews through art. Between 2014 and 2017, we explored the engagement of indigenous peoples from three inland delta regions in Canada and as a team of interdisciplinary scholars and students who worked together to better understand long-term social–ecological change in those regions. In working together, we identified five characteristics associated with respectful, transformative transdisciplinary space. These included (1) establishing an unfiltered safe place where (2) subjective and objective experiences and (3) different world views could come together through (4) interactive and (5) multiple sensory experiences. On the whole, we were more effective in achieving characteristics 2–5—bringing together the subjective and objective experiences, where different worldviews could come together—than in achieving characteristic 1—creating a truly unfiltered and safe space for expression. The novelty of this work is in how we sought to change our own engagement practices to advance sustainability rather than improving scientific techniques. Recommendations for sustainability scientists working in similar contexts are provided.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer Japan
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom771
dc.relation.ispartofpageto790
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSustainability Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology - Other Topics
dc.titleIdentifying transformational space for transdisciplinarity: using art to access the hidden third
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSteelman, TA; Andrews, E; Baines, S; Bharadwaj, L; Bjornson, ER; Bradford, L; Cardinal, K; Carriere, G; Fresque-Baxter, J; Jardine, TD; MacColl, I; Macmillan, S; Marten, J; Orosz, C; Reed, MG; Rose, I; Shmon, K; Shantz, S; Staples, K; Strickert, G; Voyageur, M, Identifying transformational space for transdisciplinarity: using art to access the hidden third, Sustainability Science, 2019, 14 (3), pp. 771-790
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-10-23
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-30T04:53:25Z
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gro.griffith.authorJardine, Timothy


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