Creativity, Culture and STEM
Series editor: Jennifer D. Adams, PhD
Western Modern Science has maintained a hegemonic position in curriculum, teaching and research, both in formal and informal spaces. It is the body of knowledge that is often positioned as “objective,” rendering other ways of knowing and knowledge production about the natural and built worlds as superstition. It has also been the basis and justification of the colonization, subjugation and enslavement of Black, Brown, Indigenous peoples, many who remain marignalized from economic well-being. As such, Western Modern Science has been integral in shaping our social, political and economic histories and trajectories, including long standing inequities and issues of social justice. For the health and well-being of our planet, we need to move beyond hegemonic science and embrace equitable enactments of multiple ways of knowing, expressions of knowledge and engagements in problem-solving. We must take up Walter Mignolo’s call to engage in epistemic disobedience, “undo the systems through which knowledge and knowing are constituted” in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (hereafter science) and Sylvia Wynter’s call for a new sciencethat is not founded on European colonialism to disrupt the hegemony of WMS.
This book series features monographs and edited books that allow authors and readers to rethink science, science teaching and learning and science practices towards describing alternative ways of engaging, co-creating and co-producing knowledge; reconceptualising science as lived and enacted culture. We will forward innovative texts that address salient questions about science enactment in diverse settings (formal, informal and everyday contexts). Furthermore, we highlight critical, decolonial, interdisciplinary and transdisiplinary works that (re)describe science as embedded in the arts and humanities. In addition to traditional academic text, we welcome creative writing, poetry, visual and digital works that advance the work of reclaiming science as a part of the ecological experience of being human and our planet for the betterment of all—humans and non humans alike.
Mignolo, W. D. (2015). Sylvia Wynter: What Does It Mean to Be Human?. In K. McKittrick (Ed.) Sylvia Wynter: On being human as praxis, 106-23.
McKittrick, K. (Ed.). (2015). Sylvia Wynter: On being human as praxis. Duke University Press;
Adams and Weinstein (in press)