Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! And the Earth is transformed!

Credits: Collage image by Angela Moriggi, with kind help of Sara Grenni.
By Angela Moriggi
When I was a kid I watched lots of Japanese cartoons. Not healthy to do, I know. But I do vividly remember what was so attractive about many of the cartoons’ characters: they could transform into something different, something better. There was … read more »

What would a world look like in which humans and animals no longer fear each other?

Welcome to Tamera – an experiential community and peace research project
Morning mist on one of Tamera’s water retention lakes. Picture: Siri Pisters
At some point in history, with the evolving modern, instrumental worldview, humans placed themselves outside of nature on the basis that humans carry some sort of consciousness that non-humans do not[1]. This, according to … read more »

Sensed Place – a documentary

From September 28-30, the SUSPLACE Consortium met in Aveiro, Portugal for the Midterm Review Meeting. On Saturday September 30, SUSPLACE partner Binaural-Nodar hosted a fieldtrip to the area of Vouzela.
In Carvahal de Milhas, we were warmly welcomed by the village choir. Together with the villagers, we were invited to watch the documentary ‘Lugar Sentido’, or ‘Sensed … read more »

Place-based narratives from Carvalhal de Vermilhas, Vouzela

By Catia Rebelo
As part of my research Project – Place Ambassadors – I developed a satellite case study in Portugal in a very small rural area called Carvalhal de Vermilhas, Vouzela. For this satellite case study, I focused on only one of my research questions: How would Place Ambassadors like to co-create a place brand and which collective … read more »

SUSPLACE Consortium Meeting & PhD Autumn School in Aveiro, Portugal

Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Aveiro. Retrieved from
Poster made by Binaural Nodar, to promote the SUSPLACE fieldtrip to Vouzela and surroundings
In October 2015, SUSPLACE formally started. The past two years have brought a wealth of experiences, insights, fieldwork data, new knowledge and new questions. Being halfway the project, it’s time to harvest what we’ve … read more »

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 »