Writings

Full books (as editor, or monographies)

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Sacha Kagan, Volker Kirchberg und Ursula Weisenfeld (Hg.). Stadt als Möglichkeitsraum: Experimentierfelder einer urbanen Nachhaltigkeit. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2019. (More Info)

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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)

 

 

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’), only some of my writings can be made freely available online. Therefore, some of my texts are not listed below. For a complete bibliography (incl. book chapters, closed-access scientific journals articles, etc.), please visit my publications webpage at Leuphana University Lueneburg or consult my CV (PDF file).

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. “Artful Sustainability: Queer-convivialist life-art and the artistic turn in sustainability research”. Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science 8, 2017, Pages 151-168. Full version freely available (under CC-BY licence): DOI link ; PDF on journal website.
  • Sacha Kagan, Antoniya Hauerwaas, Verena Holz and Patricia Wedler. “Culture in sustainable urban development: Practices and policies for spaces of possibility and institutional innovations”. City, Culture and Society [Volume 13, June 2018, Pages 32-45 , available online since 13.10.2017]. Final full version for free (online wepage and PDF download) only until July 28 2018:
    Message from Elsevier: “Anyone who clicks on the link within the 50 day period, will be taken to the final version of your article on ScienceDirect for free. No sign up or registration is needed – just click and read! After this date the Share Link will still work but automatically revert to a link to your full text article.”
  • Sacha Kagan. “Embodying Enlivenment: Becoming Sex-Ecologies at the Xplore Berlin 2016 Symposium and Festival “. CSPA Quarterly 17: “Sense and Sensuality”, 2017. Links: pre-print version for downloadOfficial Version on the website of the Quarterly
  • 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.

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