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Sustainable Transitions in Culture & Societies

This research cluster brings together researchers who take cultural, sociological, economic and media perspectives to investigate the urgent sustainability transitions required to tackle some of humanities most complex environmental and societal challenges. The climate emergency and growing social inequalities demand that, from the production of goods, to the delivery of services, from lifestyle choices to consumption practices, negative environmental and social impacts are more transparently accounted for and brought within the boundaries that allow our planet and societies to thrive.

The research carried out within STICS explores urgent sustainability transitions from the following angles:
•    Integrating sustainability in production and service provision practices, from sustainable value chains, product of service, to Corporate Social Responsibility and corporate morality
•    Engaging with sustainability in social movements, from climate activism to sustainable lifestyle practices
•    Exploring discourses and sense-making surrounding sustainability transitions in production and consumption
•    Revising sustainability paradigms in a cross-cultural perspective, understanding how current thinking and theorizing on sustainability reproduces particular worldviews 
•    Communicating on sustainability, from media coverage, sustainable art and art-science collaborations


If you have questions about this cluster, please contact Amanda Brandellero.

Cluster members

  • dr. (Amanda) AMC Brandellero

    dr. (Amanda) AMC Brandellero
  • dr. (Ana) AC Uribe Sandoval

    AC Uribe Sandoval was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico where she worked as a journalist and PR specialist. She holds MA degrees in Corporate Communication…
    dr. (Ana) AC Uribe Sandoval
  • dr. (Anne-Marie) A van Prooijen

    dr. (Anne-Marie) A van Prooijen
  • dr. (Mariangela) M Lavanga

    Mariangela works as Associate Professor of Cultural Economics at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and…
    dr. (Mariangela) M Lavanga
  • (Olga) O Vincent

    Olga Vincent (former publishing name - Olga Koretskaya) is a PhD researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her current research focuses on making practices in…
    (Olga) O Vincent
  • (Uli) U Hahn, MSc

    (Uli) U Hahn, MSc
  • dr. (Vidhi) V Chaudhri

    **Vidhi Chaudhri** is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam where she teaches in the International…
    dr. (Vidhi) V Chaudhri
  • dr. (Yijing) Y Wang

    Yijing Wang is Associate Professor in Organizational and Corporate Communication in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam…
    dr. (Yijing) Y Wang
  • dr. (Ellen) EMMP Loots

    Ellen Loots is specialized in arts management, cultural organizations and creative entrepreneurship, and has a special interest in the motivations and behaviors…
    dr. (Ellen) EMMP Loots
  • Stine Skovbon

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