The Sympoiesis of Clouds
In this essay, I use performative writing as a framework to explore the problem of climate change. Specifically, the shifting and accumulative nature of clouds serves as a trope for imaginatively restaging environmental issues. In the essay, I view the environment as a symbolic and material construction that is coproduced in connection to the personal, discursive, and collective unconscious. Through narrative, poetry, and performance, I argue for the concept of environmental performativity as a metonym for exploring the interdependent relationship among the individual, environment, and climate change.
Climate change, Environmental communication, Performative writing, Performativity, Posthumanism
Collins, Christopher C. "The Sympoiesis of Clouds." Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 9, no. 4 (2020): 44-59.
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research