latest news & announcements

Transforming Places together - new blog by RECOMS

The new blog - initiated by Prof. Lummina Horlings and Dr Gwenda van der Vaart, University of Groningen in the Netherlands - was started to offer a platform on transformative change.

V for Vienna and video

RECOMS Training 4, Creativity, visualisation and communication: Workshop and master class was held in Vienna, Austria hosted by BOKU University between 3rd-13th February 2020.

RECOMS fellow provides input to EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 formulation

From late December 2019 till late January 2020, the European Commission has had a public consultation enabling feedbacks to its policy for “safeguarding nature – EU 2030 biodiversity strategy” that ultimately will define the EU's biodiversity direction in the upcoming 10 years. Rubén Vezzoni was among the 328 feedback providers during the consultation.

RECOMS fellow to co-create Coventry Canal with art

Sergio Ruiz Cayuela works in Coventry, UK to create ownership of the Coventry canal and its surroundings with local communities and to celebrate the Coventry Canal from a multicultural perspective as well as to raise awareness of the environmental value of the waterway. Apart from the "Reclaiming the Coventry festival" organized in the summertime, he also recently held an arts workshop with local participants a few weeks ago.

SUSPLACE project's synthesis report on sustainable places is available now

The synthesis report of the SUSPLACE project - edited by prof. Ina Horlings - provides a summary of the SUSPLACE findings for a wide audience, structured by the What, Why and How of sustainable place-shaping. Additionally it includes a description of our joint SUSPLACE learning journey of 15 projects and highlights outputs, such as several videos, a toolkit on creative and arts-based methods and an interactive policy guide on co-creation for practitioners.

Read the full report here:

ESR fellow and mentor discuss how to build the urban commons in new blog post

In a recent blog post publised on 15th October on the platform "Undisciplined Environment", ESR fellow, Sergio Ruiz Cayuela and his mentor, Chiara Tornaghi discuss issues in building the urban commons and explore linkages between communities, common spaces and social reproduction in the construction of post-capitalist alternatives, an issue they co-chaired a panel (“Building the urban commons: exploring the interlink between (non)bo

RECOMS went to Groningen - and painted the town green

RECOMS third training event took place in Groningen, the Netherlands on 10-24 August 2019 with the aim to enable fellows to centre around yet another aspect of "learning by doing" through getting involved with the local communities about sustainable energy. To prepare them for such a task, this event focused on providing training about creative skills, namely "the art of invitation" and theatrical skills.

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