Newly recruited ESR Andris Šuvajevs has started June 1 26 June 2017

As of June 1 2017 Andris Šuvajevs has been appointed for 24 months as Early Stage Researcher by Latvia University at the project Social economy, social entrepreneurship. In the time to come he has to catch up the other ESR and the SUSPLACE project, although he cannot redo all we did so far. So he has to find his own way and see what he can do in 24 months. He will for sure be participating in the SUSPLACE Autumn School in Aveiro. Below Andris briefly introduces himself:

As the newly-appointed ESR at SUSPLACE, I will be exploring the notion of social economy and the practice of social entrepreneurship. Drawing from my previous academic experiences in Glasgow and Oxford, I will carry out an ethnographic consideration of, what are usually believed to be, alternative and supplementary economic practices that go beyond the normative visions and understandings of market rationality and capitalist relations of production.

The research will be carried out in my hometown Riga, Latvia. It will contain a significant historical dimension to it with Latvia being a classic post-socialist country engulfed in austerity politics. It thus hopes to contribute to the broader debates on economic theory, neoliberal morality and social value.


Masterclass prof. Katherine Gibson – Performative Practices for Diverse Economies 14 June 2017 - Join us now! For a unique masterclass with prof. Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University), internationally known for her research on rethinking economies and involved in SUSPLACE as a visiting scientist. When: Tuesday June 27, 2017 from 9.30 – 12.30 (CET) Where: Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. Exact location to be announced The masterclass is organised in conjunction with ... read more »
Wales: Leading the way in co-production 9 June 2017 -   By Anke de Vrieze and Diogo Soares da Silva In the past two months the city of Cardiff has been able to enjoy to the presence of no less than six SUSPLACE researchers. Besides the three researchers (Lorena Axinte, Malin Bäckman and Cátia Rebelo) that have their home base at Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute ... read more »
Inaugural lecture prof. Horlings – Transformative Planning: enabling resourceful communities 8 June 2017 - June 13, at 16.00 Ina Horlings will be inaugurated as prof. Socio-Spatial Planning at the University of Groningen. Ina Horlings is co-coordinator of the MSCA ITN project SUSPLACE. On behalf on of all the partners and Early Stage Researchers we congratulate her with this challenging position and good luck with her inaugural lecture titled: Transformative Planning: enabling resourceful ... read more »
Connecting with rural producers and their traditions in Várzea de Calde, Portugal 24 May 2017 - Engracia, Laura and Maria spinning flax fibres By Alessandro Vasta I want you to remember a time when you were on holidays in a rural area and came across a local shop selling traditional hand-made products. Have you ever asked how it was made?  Who made it and why it was made in this way? And what its ... read more »
Final opportunity to participate in the SUSPLACE Autumn School 2017 11 May 2017 - We offer a final opportunity to participate in the SUSPLACE Autumn School 2017 ‘Shaping Places, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries’, hosted by the University of Aveiro, Portugal and taking place from October 2-6, 2017. We welcome applications from PhD candidates and Early Stage Researchers, and encourage  participants to bring in their own research projects and proceedings.The Autumn School focuses ... read more »
People make places 19 April 2017 - Lisbon Giant Street Art. Picture by Kevin Poh. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinpoh/5140012026 under Creative Commons license. “People make places”. With this sentence the journalist of Click, a Portuguese radio program from the national radio Antena 1, introduced and tried to summarize SUSPLACE and what we are doing regarding sustainable place-shaping practices, initiatives, values and local resources. During ... read more »

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