Lichenizing Pedagogy: Art Explorations in More-than-Human Performance and Practice

Authors

  • Rachel Zollinger
  • Mariko O. Thomas
  • Hollis Moore
  • Kaitlin Bryson

Keywords:

lichenizing, pedagogy, multispecies learning, ecoculture, art, education

Abstract

This project of performative writing and visual inquiry proposes the concept of “lichenizing” as a collaborative methodology for engaging with the lively pedagogy of the more-than-human. Looking to the multispecies mosaic of Lichen as teacher and ally, this arts-based, collectively produced foray considers transcorporeal, intermingled relationships as a pedagogical tool for fostering a radical, ecologically-centered curiosity for learning and making. To support our theorizing, we present two collaborative art projects where tenets of lichenizing were utilized to instruct process and form, and suggest further exploration and research on the practice of “lichenizing.”

How to Cite

Zollinger, R. ., Thomas, M. O. ., Moore, H., & Bryson, K. (2022). Lichenizing Pedagogy: Art Explorations in More-than-Human Performance and Practice . Research in Arts and Education, 2022(1), 23–33. https://doi.org/10.54916/rae.116995