Get up, stand up: art's affordances for unseating and unsettling

Flora Lysen*

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In response to Erik Rietveld's text "The affordances of art for making technologies," this commentary probes art's affordances for what Rietveld calls behavioral "changeability." I ask, how can a view of art's affordances help to better understand collective and relational affects and habitual behaviors? Can artworks help to "radically change the affordances available in our surroundings," to generate collective social action and behavioral change?
Original languageEnglish
Article number10597123211000895
Pages (from-to)577-579
Number of pages3
JournalAdaptive Behavior
Issue number6
Early online date28 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Art
  • affordances
  • habitual behaviors
  • collective action


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