In-Situ Ethics


In-situ abides by agreed ethical principles

HUMAN ETHICS
Protect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, and dissent
Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to an environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being.
Adopt working methods that safeguard human rights and community well-being.
  • Treat people with respect and consideration.
  •  Promote the meaningful participation of all interested individuals and organizations.
  • Promote active participation, as full and equal partners, decision makers, and beneficiaries
  • Protect the welfare, rights, dignity, and safety of all participants.
  • Honor and support young people: enabling them to fulfill their essential role in creating sustainable societies.
  • Provide transparency in decision-making.
  • Encourage and support mutual understanding and cooperation.
  • Provide timely information on all matters, activities, and development plans that local communities are likely to have an interest in, or that will affect them.
  • Use collaborative problem solving to manage and resolve environmental or social conflicts and other disputes.

Discrimination in all its forms, such as that based on race, color, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, religion, language, and national, ethnic or social origin is unwelcome.
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
To protect the integrity of ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
Treat all life forms with respect and consideration.
Recognize that every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings.
Safeguard, wherever possible, viable nature and biosphere areas, including wild brownfield land.
Leave no litter of non-biodegradables in the landscape.

Actively seek ways to reduce ecological impact in terms of energy and materials usage: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle materials; and manage use of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, in ways that protect the health of ecosystems.

Any work created for the landscape should be produced in accordance with our environmental ethics.


We will not work with any organization that contributes to, or supports in any way:
  • Global climate change through extraction, production or distribution of fossil fuels.
  • The manufacture of chemicals which are persistent in the environment and linked to ecological or health concerns
  • The unsustainable harvest of natural resources, including timber
  • Testing on animals

ETHICAL ART PRACTICE
Electronic data, such as email addresses and contact details, will be stored with regard to the Data Protection Act, and held on password secure computers.

In-situ will always be honest and open about their activities
Community expectations will not be falsely raised
Our work and processes will be non didactic
We will not undertake work that may harm people or the environment

In any given project there will be participants, and people engaged through project processes.

A participant is an individual, or a collective, or an organization, actively involved in the process of creating ‘artwork’ or generating outcomes connected to the processes undertaken. (In-situ (Paul, William, and Kerry) are considered as participants.)

A participant is different from someone who is engaged through the process of the project. People who are engaged are not involved in the pro-active processes of creating and delivering work.  Once pro-actively involved, they become a participant.

Participants
  • Participants will not be coerced to participate.
  •  Participation will always be voluntary.
  • Participants may withdraw at any time.
  • Participants should understand that their views and opinions could be used as anecdotal information.
  • All Participants will be acknowledged as co-creators (unless they wish to be anonymous).
  • If a participant chooses to be anonymous, anonymity will be respected and guaranteed.
  • Participants will be asked to give consent for any drawings or photographs of them to be used in representing the project, or published on a website/blog.
  • Any views and opinions gathered will be held on password secure computers will not be available outside of the project (unless they become an integral part of the ‘artwork’. The ‘artwork’ will be created by the participants, and those participants will agree to the content of the ‘artwork’)
  •  Participants should understand that the project process and ‘artwork’ may be published on a website/blog.
  •  Participants should understand that the project process, ‘artwork’, and outcomes could be exhibited to a second audience.


Persons who are engaged
  • People should willingly engage and not be coerced in any way.
  • Persons engaged should understand that their views and opinions could be used as anecdotal information.
  • Anonymity will be guaranteed.
  • Any personal information divulged during any conversation will be treated as strictly confidential, and will not be repeated, recorded, or used in any way.
  • Anyone entering into a conversation will receive full anonymity, unless they choose otherwise, and give written consent to their name being used in association with the project.
  • Photographs, or drawings, where an individual is recognizable, should not be used in either the production or promotion of any project unless the individual gives consent.




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