Writings

Books

Sacha Kagan. Toward Global (Environ)Mental Change: Transformative Art and Cultures of Sustainability. Berlin: Heinrich Boell Stiftung, 2012. (More info and free pdf version)

Deutsche Fassung: Auf dem Weg zu einem globalen (Umwelt-) Bewusstseinswandel – Über transformative Kunst und eine geistige Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2012. (Link zum PDF)

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Sacha Kagan. Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2011, 2nd emended edition 2013. (More info)

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Sacha Kagan and Volker Kirchberg (eds.). Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures. Frankfurt a/M: VAS, 2008. (More info)

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David Knaute and Sacha Kagan (eds.). Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the terms of global sustainability in a crisis region of Africa. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe, 2009. (More info)

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Selection of writings (only those available for free online…)

For diverse reasons (e.g. copyright restrictions and/or availability only in print or online without ‘open access’), not all writings can be made freely available online. Therefore, these writings are not listed below. For a complete bibliography (incl. book chapters, closed-access scientific journals articles, etc.), please visit that webpage.

Jump down this page to the sections below:
Freely available articles on art and social change
– Freely available articles on sustainable development (and social/environmental issues)

Articles on Culture and the Arts in relation to Sustainability

  • Sacha Kagan and Volker Kirchberg. “Music and sustainability: organizational cultures towards creative resilience – A review.” Journal of Cleaner Production [Volume 135, 1 November 2016, Pages 1487–1502, available online since 14.05.2016]. Final full version for free (online wepage and PDF download) on Science Direct until October 7 2016: click here ; ‘Accepted Manuscript’ version for download * ; DOI link
  • Sacha Kagan. “Prefiguring Sustainability: Response-Ability and Spaces of Possibility.” In Marie Le Sourd and Hannah Van Den Bergh (eds.), Art for the Planet’s Sake: Arts and Environment, Fresh Perspectives, vol. 4, 2015. Brussels: IETM, pp. 29-32. Link to online publication
  • Sacha Kagan. “Artistic research and climate science: transdisciplinary learning and spaces of possibilities.” Journal of Science Communication, vol. 14, no. 1 (C07), 2015. Link to article in Open Access
  • Sacha Kagan. “Let artists shape a resilient city.” The Straits Times, 10.04.2014. Link to the newspaper (Singapore). Another, earlier version of the text is here.
  • Sacha Kagan. “La pratique de l’art écologique.” [Plastik] 4, 15.02.2014. Cliquer ici pour lire…
  • Sacha Kagan. “The practice of ecological art.” [Plastik] 4, 15.02.2014. Click here to read…
  • Sacha Kagan. “Serendipedestrian colloquy. Or a re-memb-rance from feettalks at Footwork.” Footwork – a research group attached to the walking artists network, 05.07.2013. Click here to read…
  • Sacha Kagan. “We the Gardeners, Cooks, Craftsmen, Action Thinkers – We the resilients?” Cultura21 Webmagazine, 18.06.2012. Click here to read…
  • Sacha Kagan. “Aesthetics of Sustainability: A Transdisciplinary Sensibility for Transformative Practices”. Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science, Vol: 2, pp. 70-79 (December 2011). Available here
  • Sacha Kagan, “Art and Sustainability: The search for cultures of sustainability is not an easy journey”, in Katja Hellkoetter (Ed.), Europe China Cultural Compass: Orientation for Intercultural Cooperation between China and Europe, Beijing: Goethe Institut, 2011, pp. 258-263 (209-214 in Chinese version). Available here
  • Sacha Kagan. “A peek into a ‘new art of living’? Diary from the Ueber Lebenskunst Festival”. Cultura21 Webmagazine, 23.08.2011. Click here to read…
  • Sacha Kagan and Julia Hahn. “Creative Cities and (Un)Sustainability: From Creative Class to Sustainable Creative Cities.” Culture and Local Governance / Culture et gouvernance locale, vol. 3, no. 1-2, 2011. Available here (PDF)
  • Eds. Sacha Kagan and Katelijn Verstraete. Sustainable Creative Cities: the role of the arts in globalised urban contexts. An extended report from workshop 3 at the ASEF CCS4 Conference. Singapore, Lüneburg: Asia-Europe Foundation, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 2011. Available here (PDF).
  • Sacha Kagan. “Cultures of Sustainability and the aesthetics of the pattern that connects”. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, vol. 42, n. 10, 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.009. Download here the PDF…*
  • Sacha Kagan, “Walking for social and ecological transformation”. Culture360.org, Dec. 14 2010. Available at: http://culture360.org/magazine/walking-for-social-and-ecological-transformation/
  • Sacha Kagan, From the Unsustainable Creative Class to the Sustainable Creative City: An Emerging Shift in Cultural Policies? ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, October 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1692189
  • Sacha Kagan. “Qué  TAL ? – Transdisciplinary Action-Research & Literacy”. Paper presented at the 2009 Summit of the World Alliance for Arts Education. Available online…
  • Sacha Kagan. “Land of Thorns: a filmic attempt to mediate issues of (un-)sustainable development”. In eds. David Knaute and Sacha Kagan. Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the terms of global sustainability in a crisis region. Rüdiger Köppe, 2009. Download here the PDF…
  • Sacha Kagan. “Introduction: Sustainability as a new frontier for the arts and cultures”. In eds. Sacha Kagan and Volker Kirchberg. Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures. VAS, 2008. Download here the PDF…
  • Sacha Kagan and Hans Dieleman. “Postface: Seven points for an agenda of research and action on cultures and arts for sustainability”. In eds. Sacha Kagan and Volker Kirchberg. Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures. VAS, 2008. Download here the PDF…
  • Volker Kirchberg, Sacha Kagan and Christoph Behnke. Abschlussbericht zur ESA Konferenz des Forschungsnetzwerkes der Soziologie der Künste in Lüneburg vom 27. März bis 01. April 2007 = Final Report ESA Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts Conference in Lüneburg, 27 March until 1 April 2007. Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 2007. Download here the PDF (see chapter 4)…
  • Sacha Kagan. Young People and Cultural Communication about Sustainability in Rotterdam. IEP Bordeaux / AIDA Rotterdam, 2003 (1st version: AIDA / MilieuBeleid GemeenteWerken Rotterdam 2002). Download here (Word document)

 

Articles on Art and Social Change

  • Sacha Kagan. “Be Seeing You! An art exhibition explores governmentality and the illusions of emancipation”. Cultura21 Webmagazine, 16.04.2013. Click here to read…
  • Walking in life, art and science : a few examples (ed. Sacha Kagan, Leuphana University Lueneburg, 2010): eBook downloadable as PDF here
  • Sacha Kagan. “Art effectuating social change: double entrepreneurship in conventions”. In eds. Sacha Kagan and Volker Kirchberg. Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures. VAS, 2008. Download here the PDF
  • Sacha Kagan. “Stepping out of the sandbox: From the arts as order factor to the arts as change factor for Sustainability”. Cultura21 Magazin, August 2007. Available online…
  • Sacha Kagan and Hans Abbing. “Polity Conventions in Art Worlds: the constitution of authority configurations”. Paper presented at STP&A (Social Theory, Politics and Arts) 32nd annual conference, Vienna, July 2006. Download here (Word document)
  • Sacha Kagan. “Le Spectateur Symbolique – Alien”. Le Quotidien des Grandes Traversées, 15.11.2004. PDF here
  • Sacha Kagan. “Le Spectateur Symbolique”. Le Quotidien des Grandes Traversées, 16.11.2004. PDF here
  • Sacha Kagan. “Le Spectateur Symbolique” (2 articles). Le Quotidien des Grandes Traversées, 18.11.2004. PDF here
  • Sacha Kagan. ENT³, art projects for intercultural interaction: Entrepreneurship in Conventions. MA Thesis, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 2004. Download here (Word document)
  • Sacha Kagan. “First Elements for a Method of Intercultural Dance Projects for Social Cohesion”. Nieuwsbrief Erasmus Genootschap voor Cultuurmanagement, Rotterdam, June 2004. Download here the PDF…
  • Sacha Kagan. “A review of Cultural engineering”.  Cultural Engineering Group Weblog, January 2010 [republication, in 3 parts: Click for part 1, part 2, part 3] (original version: “A review of Claude Mollard’s ‘Cultural engineering’”,  unpublished paper, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 2004: available here as PDF file).
  • Sacha Kagan. “The birth of Art: Journey in an archeological controversy”. Unpublished paper, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 2002. Download here the PDF…

Articles on Sustainable Development (and social/environmental issues)

  • Beatrice John and Sacha Kagan. “Extreme Climate Events as Opportunities for Radical Open Citizenship”. Open Citizenship, vol. 5, n. 1 (2014), pp. 60-75. Link to the abstract (on the Journal website). Full text
  • Sacha Kagan. “Which wealth for which sustainability?” Cultura21 Webmagazine, 06.06.2011. (Adapted from a speech at the Open University, at the ‘Ready to Change’ Forum, within the framework of the Sostenuto project: “Thinking culture as a factor of economic and social innovation” – Bunker, Ljubljana (Slovenia), December 2010). Click here to read
  • Sacha Kagan, Liv Pedersen and Sally Ollech. “The Karamoja Syndrome: transdisciplinary systems research informing policy and advocacy”. In eds. David Knaute and Sacha Kagan. Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the terms of global sustainability in a crisis region. Rüdiger Köppe, 2009. Download here the PDF…
  • David Knaute and Sacha Kagan. Report on the International Conference: Issues of Pastoralism – zur Situation der Hirtenvölker. ACTED, 2008. Download here the PDF…
  • Sacha Kagan. “L’insoutenable légèreté d’EDF”. Le Monde Libertaire, 1103, Paris, 4-10 Dec. 1997. Available online…

*NB: Elsevier allows authors to publish a “pre-print”, personal version of their articles on their own personal and institute’s websites, and an “Accepted Manuscript” version on the personal website only, provided that a link to the Journal or/and DOI is included.