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Bio

A Visual Journey

Lexi is Professor, Arts & Education in the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University, Australia. She is an artist, writer and scholar whose chosen mediums are painting, photographs, poetry, critical walking inquiry and creative writing.
Movement and journeying are large themes in her work, as are the Arts, Arts-based research and A/r/tography. Her most recent work explores environmental and climate change education through the lens of the Visual Arts and participatory a/r/tography with children (3-17 years), young people (18+) and Seniors.
Lexi is committed to equity and social justice, and her spirited advocacy of a high quality Arts education for all expands across three decades.

 
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Selected Publications

2015-present

Lexi is a multi-award winning teacher and researcher  known internationally for her work in Arts-Based Educational Research [ABER], A/r/tography and Walking Inquiry (Walkography).  She was previously a Secondary Visual Atrs teacer and leader for 25 years in New South Wales and Canada. Current research interests include:

  • participatory research with children and young people, particularly youth at risk;

  • environmental education and climate change;

  • publishing with her postgraduate students from their projects;

  • Teacher education;

  • Painting, Printmaking and Photography.


For  more information go to https://researchportal.scu.edu.au/esploro/profile/overview?institution=61SCU_INST

Edited Book

Forthcoming, 2022

Lasczik, A., Rousell, D. & Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A. (in press, 2022). Walking as critical inquiry. Springer.

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Edited Book

Forthcoming, 2022

Lasczik, A. & Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A. (in press, 2021). Arts-based Thought Experiments for a Posthuman Earth: A Touchstones Companion. Brill.

Edited Book

Forthcoming, 2022

Lasczik, A., Rousell, D., Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A., Irwin, R.L. & Lee, N. (in press, 2021). Walking with A/r/tography. Palgrave Macmillan.

Special Issue

2021

Lasczik, A., Rousell, D. & Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A. (2021). Walking as a radical and critical art of inquiry: Embodiment, place and entanglement. International Journal of Education through Art, 17(1)

Special Issue

2021

Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A., Malone, K., Lasczik, A., Rousell, D. (2020). Collaborative Theory Mapping in the Anthropocene: Lines, Knots and Knotting. Australian Journal of Environmental Education.

Edited Book

2018

Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A., Lasczik, A., Boyd, W., Logan, M., Turner, A. & Wilks, J. (2019). Touchstones for Deterritorializing Socioecological Learning: The Anthropocene, Posthumanism and Commonworlds as Creative Milieux. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Edited Book

July 12, 2023

Knight, L. & Lasczik Cutcher, A. (Eds.). (2018). Arts-research-education: Connections and directions. Springer.

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Edited Book

July 2024 - May 2025

Lasczik Cutcher, A. & Irwin, R.L. (Eds.). (2018). The Flâneur and Education Research: A Metaphor for Knowing, Being Ethical, and New Data Production. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Book

2018

Lasczik Cutcher, A.J. (2018). Moving-With & Moving-Through Homelands, Languages & Memory: An Arts-based Walkography. Brill|Sense Publishers.

Book

2015

Cutcher, A.J. (2015). Displacement, identity and belonging: An arts-based, Auto/biographical portrayal of ethnicity & experience. Sense Publishers.