Category PhD Chapters

Chapter Nine: Communication Failures: Strategies of Denial of Ecological Self

This chapter will examine psychological mechanisms that lead to environmental communication failure and also the psychological, cognitive and perceptual capacities that could enable the recognition of ecological self. Because the phenomenon of denial is central to environmental communication failure, seeking strategies to circumvent and eventually break denial is central to effective communicative processes. Psychology, cognitive […]

Chapter Seven: Methods

This thesis develops a methodology for a research-led practice-based design project informed by the traditions of action research and transformative learning. It aims to expand the scope of design research methodology towards one that is more critically informed on the nature of power relationships in research. These insights support the transition to a critical whole […]

Chapter One: Ecological Philosophy

One of the premises of this thesis is that there is great distance between accepting something as an intellectual truism and perceiving, thinking and acting according to this position. Another major theme is that the current way of knowing, the dominant cultural paradigm in the West is such that we are unable to deal with […]

PhD: The Visual Communication of Ecological Literacy: Designing, Learning and Emergent Ecological Perception

My PhD titled ‘The Visual Communication of Ecological Literacy: Designing, Learning and Emergent Ecological Perception‘ has now been approved. This practice based work in the School of Architecture and Design and the University of Brighton was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I will be publishing one chapter of my each week for […]