Understanding cultural contexts of SDG implementations was at the core of two AGEF projects, financed by ASEA UNINET. In close cooperation with the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta and the Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta, local-regional implications of Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 15 (Life on Land) have been analysed and put in a South-North-South (South America – Europe – Indonesia) comparison. Continue reading “Project with Indonesia: Cultural contexts of SDGs in a South-North-South perspective”
Foodways are socioeconomic and cultural practices related to food production and consumption. Food heritage is a strong identity source for alpine populations. It goes beyond products to include productive landscapes and traditional knowledge on production techniques, consumption customs and rituals, and the transmission of ancient wisdom. Depopulation, ageing population and globalization put Alpine food heritage at risk of disappearing. The project will create a sustainable development model for peripheral mountain areas based on the preservation/valorization of Alpine Space cultural food heritage and on the adoption of innovative marketing and governance tools. It will also foster the emerging of a transnational alpine identity based on the common cultural values expressed in food heritage. Continue reading “AlpFoodway”
May was the time to head to Ulm for another ScienceSlam experience @ Roxy Ulm.
I finally got my PhD in Geography!
The latest edition of the podcast “Zeit für Wissenschaft” (Time for Science) featured Robert Hafner and his work on environmental (in)justice, incommensurabilities of soy production in Argentina.
The podcast can be found here:
Hafner, Robert: “Soja”. Gespräch mit Melanie Bartos im Podcast “Zeit für Wissenschaft”, Universität Innsbruck, 2017. https://www.uibk.ac.at/podcast/zeit/sendungen/zfw036.html
Jutta Kister and Robert Hafner could share their knowledge and experience on the challenges of researching fairness. Thanks a lot for having us!
Science Slam Innsbruck 2016 – and I was part of it!
With this somewhat unorthodox title “#IUGSABPNWA oder: Es interessiert mich nicht die Bohne”, I used the stage to talk about geographic conflict research, soybean monoculture expansion and the big questions of “Hu?” and “What?” to visualise multiple and often not understandable perspectives on environmental justice and fairness.
I am delighted to present a new Routledge book with active participation from members of our work group!
Fairness and justice in natural resource politics.
Pichler, Melanie; Staritz, Cornelia; Küblböck, Karin; Plank, Christina; Raza, Werner; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando (eds.) (2016): London, New York: Routledge (Routledge explorations in environmental studies). ISBN: 9781138195950 Continue reading “Finally out! Book on Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics”
Im Rahmen der 25. OeAD-Hochschultagung verlieh die Kommission für Entwicklungsforschung den Österreichischen Preis für Entwicklungsforschung, der aus Mitteln des BMWFW finanziert wird. Dr. Georg Grünberg erhält den diesjährigen Preis, mit dem er für sein Lebenswerk geehrt wird. Der Nachwuchspreis 2015 geht an Robert Hafner MSc, Mitarbeiter am Institut für Geografie an der Universität Innsbruck.