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By Chessa Adsit-Morris

This publication examines a performative environmental academic inquiry via a place-based eco-art undertaking collaboratively undertaken with a category of grade 4-6 scholars round the misplaced streams of Vancouver. The ensuing paintings explores the contradictions amassed on the subject of the Western academic procedure and the stumble upon with “Other” (real and imaginary others), together with the transferring and turning out to be “self,” and an try to locate and foster nourishing alliances for remodeling environmental schooling. Drawing at the paintings of recent materialist theorists Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, and Karen Barad, Adsit-Morris considers the co-constitutive materiality of human corporeality and nonhuman natures and offers valuable instruments for locating artistic theoretical possible choices to the reductionist, representationalist, and dualistic practices of the Western metaphysics.

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1 Carrier-bag. Copyright 2016 Lauriel J. Adsit © The Author(s) 2017 C. 1007/978-3-319-48796-0_3 43 44 RESTORYING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Abstract “Bag-lady Storytelling” is a performative methodology, a creative (re)twist of Ursula Le Guin’s “Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction” into a new materialist methodology. Using the figuration of Trudy, the chatty Times Square bag-lady character in the one-woman Broadway play, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the author conducts a feminist critique of traditional research methodologies and draws together theories of research that inform, instead, the practice of research as Baglady storytelling, a performative research praxis of gathering stories/ ideas/theories and creating habitual nomadic research patterns.

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152–153) just might be a more useful metaphor for creating more livable stories. Viewing narratives in a more ecological way, as a collection of stories of life, of everyday beings and doings.

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