Arlene Goldbard’s recent blog on aesthetics and sustainability is very refreshing. It acknowledges that we define sustainability by it’s negative, ie our current unsustainable lifestyles (and we can describe that unsustainability in myriad ways).
Arlene quotes Adrienne Goehler in sharply defining the challenge to move the idea of sustainability beyond “prohibition, asceticism, and morality” into the a relationship with, “new forms of learning. Aesthetic education means sensitive, perceptive, creative education, which, in the words of Hannah Arendt, culminates in creative action.”
If you are interested in thinking about sustainability then this is a good place to start. Sign up for her posts. They are always interesting.