Investigating togetherness in a more-than-human society: taking some SUSPLACE lessons to the University of Lapland

By Sara Grenni & Angela Moriggi This past November, for the first time since our arrival to Finland, we brought some SUSPLACE vibes to Lapland! It took a pleasant 12 hours night train ride to get to Rovaniemi, where the annual colloquium of the Finnish Society for Environmental Social Sciences (YHYS) took place from November 21st to November 23rd, hosted by the University of Lapland. The theme of this year’s edition was “Naturecultures”, on the back of current discourses challenging the traditional notion of nature/culture divide and centred on one of the most critical questions of our times: how can we comprehend the co-existence of nature and society? The programme included a rich variety of thematic sessions, but the one that immediately caught our attention (at the time of the call for…

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