alexandra regan toland

research narratives in artistic ecology

publications

Book chapters and journal publications

Toland, A. (2016): Dust Blooms – A Research Narrative in Artistic Ecology. In: Stiftung Museum Schloß Moyland, Lasst Blumen Sprechen! Blumen und Künstliche Natur seit 1960 / Say it with Flowers! Flowers and Artificial Nature since 1960. Köln: Wienand Verlag.

Toland, A. and Wessolek, G. (2016): Devil in the Sand – The Case of Teufelsberg Berlin and Cultural Ecosystem Services. In: Kim and Levin (Eds.) Urban Soils and Culture. Schweizerbart Verlag

Toland, A., Noller, J., Wessolek, G. (2018, forthcoming): Field to Palette – The Soil Art Dialogues. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis).

Toland, A. (2015): Soil Matters to Artists: An Overview of Artistic Activities in the International Year of Soils. In: Northcliff, S., Soil Matters. Vienna: International Union of Soil Sciences.

Toland, A. (2015): Die Kunst der Erinnerung – gestalterische Positionen zur Archivfunktion des Bodens. In: Wessolek, G., Von Ganz Unten – Transdisziplinären Perspektiven zum Schutz des Bodens im Zeitalter Globalen Wandel. München: Oekom Verlag

Feller, C., Landa, E., Toland, A., Wessolek, G. (2015): Case Studies of Soil in Art. In: Soil – An Interactive Open Access Journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

Toland, A. (2015): Soil Art – Transdisciplinary Approaches to Soil Protection. Doctoral thesis at the TU-Berlin. Dept. of Soil Protection; Evaluation: Summa cum Laude.

Toland, A. (2015): Mapping the Urban Grind Mill. In: Rapp, R. and de Lutz, C. (Eds.) [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies – Art and the Biological Sublime in the 21st Century. Art Laboratory Berlin, p. 66-68.

Toland, A. (2014): Dirt Dilaogues – An Exercise in Transdisciplinary Integration. In: Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. (Letters on Interdisciplinarity 2008 to 2014, Andrea von Braun Foundation).

Toland, A. & Wessolek, G. (2014): Picturing Soil – Aesthetic Approaches to Raising Soil Awareness in Contemporary Art. In: Churchman, G. and Landa, E. (Eds.) The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource. Taylor & Francis, p. 83-101.

Toland, A. & Wessolek, G. (2012): Boden als kultureller Gegenstand – Das Pedotopia Projekt. In: Kucharzyk, K. & Makki, M. (Eds.) Berliner Geographische Arbeiten 118; Die Wahrnehmung der Böden in unserer Gesellschaft. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, p. 107-117.

Toland, A. & Wessolek, G. (2011): Beneath the Pavement – The Vadose Zone. In: Franceschini, F. & Milicevic, M. (Eds.) Beneath the Pavement – A Garden. Loughborough University (UK), ISBN 978-1-907382-34-5, p. 80-105.

Wessolek, G., Kluge, B., Toland, A., Nehls, T., Klingelmann, E., Rim, Y.N., Mekiffer, B. and S. Trinks (2011): Urban Soils in the Vadose Zone. In: Endlicher, W., Progress in Urban Ecology. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer.

Toland, A. & Wessolek, G. (2010): Soil Art – Bridging the Communication Gap. In: Makki, M., & Frielinghaus, M. (Eds.) Berliner Geographische Arbeiten 117; Boden des Jahres 2010 – Stadtböden. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, p. 126-134.

Toland, A. & Wessolek, G. (2010): Merging Horizons – Soil Science and Soil Art. In: Feller, C. and Landa, E. (Eds.) Soil and Culture. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer, p. 45-66.

Toland, A. & Wessolek, G. (2010): Core Samples of the Sublime – On the Aesthetics of Dirt. In: Feller, C. and Landa, E. (Eds.) Soil and Culture. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer, p. 239-260.

Toland, A. (2009): The Beauty of Dirt – Aesthetic Arguments and Artistic Practice as Alternative Approaches to Soil Communication, Education and Protection. Dipl. Ing. Thesis; Landscape Planning, Technische Universität Berlin.

Conference presentations

April 2017: Devil in the Sand. Aesthetic Cartography. Poster presentations at the EGU, Vienna.

September 2015: Dirt Dialogues. Poster Exhibition at the DBG Jahrestagung, München, Germany.

August 2015: Dirt Dialogues – A Selection of Soil Art. Oral Presentation, Soil and Culture at Create Bristol, UK.

June 2014: Picturing Soil – Artistic Approaches to Raising Soil Awareness. Oral Presentation, 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, Korea.

June 2014: Dirt Dialogues – An Integrated Art Exhibition, Film Program, and Emerging Dialogue at the 20th WCSS. Oral Presentation, 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, Korea.

September 2013: Anderer Zugang, Anderes Wissen – wie nehmen Künstler Boden wahr? Oral Presentation, DBG Jahrestagung, Rostock, Germany.

December 2012: Picturing the Soil? Oral Presentation, Kreuzberger Salon, Berlin, Germany.

November 2012: Raising Soil Awareness – A Menu of Artistic Approaches. Oral Presentation, First Global Soil Week Conference, Berlin, Germany.

May 2012: Kunst und Boden – von Aktivismus zu Umweltbildung. Oral Presentation, “Neue Wege zum Bodenschutz” Expert Workshop, NNA Alfred Toepfer Akademie für Naturschutz, Schneverdingen, Germany.

April 2012: The Pedotopia Project: A Transdisciplinary Experiment in Soil Education. Poster Presentation, European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU), Vienna, Austria.

September 2011: Akte Erde: Archivböden jenseits des Bodenschutzes. Oral Presentation, German Soil Society Conference (DBG) Berlin, Germany.

September 2011: Pedotopia: Overview of an interdisciplinary Seminar on Soil at the University of Arts Berlin (UDK). Oral Presentation, German Soil Society Conference (Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft „Böden verstehen – Böden nutzen – Böden fit machen“), Berlin.

October 2010: Creative Conservation – Artistic Practice as an Instrument of Soil Protection. Poster Presentation, 5th International Urban Ecology Conference, “Cracks in the Concrete Jungle,” Berlin, Germany.

August 2010: Soil Art – Bridging the Communication Gap. Oral Presentation, 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Australia.

July 2010: Reclaiming Urban Nature – Artistic Strategies for Environmental Communication and Conservation in Urban and Industrial Landscapes. Oral Presentation, 5th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Sydney, Australia.

May 2010: Sculpting Justice out of Sand – Art and Soil Protection. Oral Presentation. Congress on Aesth/Ethics in Environmental Change, Hiddensee, Germany.

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