Against human self-centeredness

Flyer designed by Malin Bäckman for the Action Hub: Arts-based methods for transformative design at Transformation 2017
By Malin Bäckman
March 2017
I enter a dark room, two screens on both sides display images of large telescopes and green forests, in the front a black screen with white text. A story is being told. I’ve seen this before, in … read more »

Discussing about Diverse Economies with prof. Katherine Gibson

On June 27th 2017, the Rural Sociology Group in collaboration with SUSPLACE and in conjuction with the CSPS Conference ‘The Value of Life’ organised a masterclass on Performative Practices for Diverse Economies with prof. Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University) – visiting scientist in SUSPLACE.
The masterclass was well attended, with more than 25 PhDs, researchers and professors … read more »

SUSPLACE contributions to Transformations2017 (#TCONFDD17)- speedtalks and action hub

The SUSPLACE team present at Transformations 2017
SUSPLACE is contributing to the Transformations 2017 conference in Dundee from August 30 -September 1 (@TCONFDD17) with speedtalks and an action hub.
Kelli Pearson, Sara Grenni and Ina Horlings each provide a speedtalk in various sessions.
Together with Angela Moriggi, Siri Pisters, Malin Backman, Marta Nieto, Anke de Vrieze, and with the … read more »

OuiShare Fest Paris 2017 – A festival of ideas and an ode to collaboration

OuiShare Fest, ‘not your typical conference’. Never has a conference’s tagline so aptly described the experience an attendee is in for. There were no stuffy boardrooms, no saran wrapped sandwiches, no dry monologues from experts — none of that. It was really a festival. A festival of ideas and an ode to collaboration. As OuiShare … read more »

Researching sustainable food citizenship in Cardiff

Cardiff Market. Photo credits: Marie Quinney
By Marie Quinney
I am undertaking research on sustainable food citizenship, what this concept means and what the barriers and opportunities are to achieving it. I completed my secondment at the Sustainable Places Research Institute of the University of Cardiff, UK, between April – July 2017 under the guidance of prof. … read more »

Youth profile of the Cardiff Capital Region

By Lorena Axinte
For my research project Sustainable city-regions I’ve wrapped my head around the statistics available in Wales, trying to get a general picture before starting my fieldwork. I learned that more than 50% of all young people (aged 16-24) in Wales live in the south eastern part of the country, in Cardiff Capital Region. Here, … read more »

Masterclass prof. Katherine Gibson – Performative Practices for Diverse Economies

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

 
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 »