Francesca Marin is doctoral researcher.
“The first animal to disappear will be the small-scale fisherman”. Perception of the environment and conservation of an Argentinian “natural area”.
This project concerns the perception of the environment within the small-scale fishermen community of the Valdés Peninsula (Argentina). Considered of worldwide importance for the survival of “endangered species”, like the Southern Right whale and the Magellanic Penguin, this peninsula is protected not only by the Argentinian Government but also by UNESCO and Ramsar Convention. My research brings together a focus on the legal framework for environmental conservation with a phenomenological approach to the everyday engagement of fishermen and biologists marine environment’s needs. more..
Enrico Marcore is a doctoral researcher.
Rebuilding for dwelling in the post-quake environment
My research aims to explore how a small eco-community rebuilds places in which to live after an earthquake. By means of a ‘dwelling perspective’ (Ingold 2000), I will compare official civic restoration and unofficial ecological reconstruction of the medieval village Pescomaggiore, L’Aquila Province, central Italy. In 2009 Pescomaggiore was hit by the earthquake, and this research seeks to show the different paths subsequently followed by a town’s inhabitants as they build in a specific post-quake environment. more...
Christine Moderbacher is a doctoral researcher.
CRAFTING LIVES in Brussels
Making and Mobility on the Margins
Based on research in Europe’s steadily growing capital Brussels, where the daily life experience of a large amount of its inhabitants is characterized by the feeling of exclusion rather than the cities usual image as centre stage for post modern ‘intermingling’, this work seeks to portray the everyday experience of makers and their makings through visual and textual storytelling. Crafting thereby is explored as the ability to continuously craft our lives, considering our capacity and desire to create a viable existence in relation to the given potentialities of our environment. By combining the process of daily craftwork with the telling of (life)stories, this work attempts to merge making with the maker’s life trajectories with the aim to bring migrant workers ‘out of the shadows into which they often have been cast’. (Ingold 2013: 22)
Judith Winter is a doctoral researcher.
This doctoral project is driven by an ongoing belief in the transformative potential of art school education. More specifically it is based on Bauhaus pedagogic principles, as the crucible of the modern art school. My thesis is formed as a series of propositions around a concern with the current crisis in art education and is therefore intended to contribute to wider debates around the future of teaching, learning and research. more...