A phenomenology of intra-play for sustainability research within heritage landscapes

  • Benjamin Richards Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (The University of South-Eastern Norway)
  • Per Ingvar Haukeland Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (The University of South-Eastern Norway)

Abstract

In this article, we explore a phenomenology of intra-play for sustainability research, integral to the processes of transforming both cultural and natural heritage landscapes. Such processes are studied as active - always underway and in flux - across space and time, and through the intra-play between the human and more-than-human world. The authors have developed the exploration of intra-play within the fields of phenomenology and heritage studies with empirical examples of the processes of becoming, especially in experiential landscapes of post-industrial heritage sites. The article presents a phenomenology of intra-play as a haptic and ontogenetic philosophy of landscape studies, inspired by the anthropologist Tim Ingold, and a process methodology, inspired in part by the art of what Rita Irwin calls “a/r/tography”. Our approach animates the different forms, both human and non-human, that co-form heritage landscapes. The article traces these playful ways and discusses possible consequences for sustainability research and change within heritage landscapes.

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Published
2020-12-15
How to Cite
Richards, B., & Haukeland, P. I. (2020). A phenomenology of intra-play for sustainability research within heritage landscapes. Forskning Og Forandring, 3(2), 27-46. https://doi.org/10.23865/fof.v3.2406
Keywords
more-than-human, commons, becoming, co-forming, haptic, heritage, landscape