Performing Arts for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Ellie Cosgrave , Ilan Kelman

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659


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Much disaster risk reduction (DRR), including climate change adaptation (CCA), policy and practice is developed and progressed through linear depictions involving words. Examples are scientific papers, legislation, policy briefs, green papers, and white papers. Yet we know that non-linearities exist in expressing these topics and that all forms of communication, including diverse oral and written forms, have advantages and limitations. Notwithstanding its own limitations, artistic expression can seek to arrive at deeper explanation where language alone falls short. Fine art, poetry, sculpture, and creative literature forms, for instance, all reach for more than descriptive logic.

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