Ecostage Library

Books, plays, articles, audio books and more, covering many of the subjects mentioned on the website. An evolving list; email your suggestions.


Abram, D. (1997) The spell of the sensuous: perception and language in a more-than-human world, New York: Random House
Alexander, C. (1979) volume 1: The timeless way of building, New York: Oxford University Press
Alexander, C. (1977) volume 2: A Pattern Language, New York: Oxford University Press
Arons W. and Theresa J.M. (2015) Readings in Performance and Ecology, USA: Palgrave Macmillan


Beer T., 2016 Ecoscenography: the paradigm and practice of ecological design in the performing arts. PhD thesis, The University of Melbourne
Besel, R. D. and Blau, 2013. J. A., Performance on behalf of the environment, Lexington Books: Plymouth
Blake J., Sterling S., Goodson I., 2013. Transformative Learning for a Sustainable Future: An Exploration of Pedagogies for Change at an Alternative College. In Sustainability journal, 5.
Brach, T. 2003. Radical Acceptance: awakening the love that heals fear and shame, London: Rider
Braungart M. and McDonough, W. 2009. Cradle to cradle, London: Vintage
Brejzek, T. 2011. Expanding Scenography: on the authoring of space. In a series of symposia Scenography Expanding 1-3, Riga, Belgrade, The arts and theatre institute
Bruce, F. & Baxter, S. 2015. From Natures prototypes to Natural prototyping, internal conference on engineering and product design education, 3rd-4th September 2015, Loughborough university, Design School.


Cameron, J. 1992. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual path to higher creativity, Penguin
Chard, P S. 1994. The healing earth, Minnetonka: Northword press
Csikszentmihalyi, M. 1992. Flow. The psychology of happiness, Rider: London


Fried, L.K. and May, T. (1994) Greening up our houses – a guide to a more ecologically sound theatre, NY: Drama Books Publishers
Fuad-Luke, A. (2009) Design activism: beautiful strangeness for a sustainable world, Earthscan: New York


Garrett, I. 2015, Theatrical Production’s Carbon Footprint, in Arons W. and Theresa J.M. 2015 p.201-209, Readings in Performance and Ecology, USA: Palgrave Macmillan


Harding, S. (2009) Animate Earth, UIT/Green Books: Padstow
Higgins, P. (2010) Eradicate Ecocide: laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet
Hopkins, R. 2008, The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience, Blackwells
Howard, P. (2002) What is Scenography?, Routledge: London




Lawler, M. 2007. The Urban Animal: A conversation with Theresa May & Larry Fried (part I). ecotheater
Layard, R and Clark, D.M 2015. Thrive – the power of psychological therapy, GB: Penguin
Leonard, A. 2010. The Story of Stuff: how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health – a vision for change


Macnamara, L. 2012. People & Permaculture, Permanent Publications
Macy, J. 2007.  Thinking like a mountain
Marin, Natasha 2020. Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures, San Francisco: McSweeney’s
Mathews, F. 2011. Towards a deeper philosophy of Biomimicry. Organisation and Environnent Journal 24, 4, December 2011
McKinney, J and Butterworth, P 2002. The Cambridge introduction to scenography, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge
McKinney, J. 2005. The Nature of scenographic communication: artist, audience and the operation of scenography. The Stage and the Visual Arts: Past, Present and Future, International Federation for Theatre Research, Scenography Working Group, International Conference of Scenography, May 11-15 2005, University of Amsterdam
Meadows, D. 2008. Thinking in Systems: a primer
Menakem, Resmaa 2021. My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, UK: Penguin
Mindell, A. 2002. Deep Democracy of open forum
Morrison, Toni 1992. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press


Naess, A. 1974. Ecology, community and lifestyle
Neal, L 2015. Playing for time: making art as if the world mattered, Croydon: Oberon Books


Orr, D. 2002. Slow Knowledge
Orr, D. 2002 The nature of Design: ecology, culture and human intention, Oxford: University Press
Orr, D. 2004. Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, Washington DC: Island Press


Parker, Priya 2018. The Art of Meeting and Why it Matters, New York: Riverhead Books. Also an interview with Priya Parker here



Raworth, K. 2018. Doughnut Economics
Reni Eddo-Lodge, R. 2017. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Robberstad, J. 2017. Creativity and ecoscenography in the Global Science Opera, MA thesis, Creative Disciplines and Learning Processes, Western Norway University College of Applied Sciences


Schumacher, E.F. 1993. Small is Beautiful, UK: Vintage Books
Sharpe, Christina 2016. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Durham NC: Duke University Press
Syed, M 2019. Rebel Ideas: The Power of diverse thinking


Van Der Ryn S. & Cowan S. 1996. Ecological Design,  USA: Island Press


Wilber K. 2001. A theory of everything, Dublin: Gateway
Wilkinson, R. & Pickett, K. 2010. The spirit level: why equality is better for everyone, Great Britain: Penguin books



Young, J., Haas, McGown 2016. coyote’s guide to connecting with Nature, Santa Cruz: Owlink media corporation
Young, Kevin 2012. The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, Minneapolis: Graywolf Press