Yogi aims to help liaise DIT with the alliance of LDE and Convergence, as well as fulfil EUR’s mission to de-silo the university and provide a future-proof education based on building capacities and practical knowledge.
Yogi Hale Hendlin is an assistant professor in the Erasmus School of Philosophy, and core faculty of the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative. With fingers in everything related to environment and sustainability at EUR and beyond, Yogi works at the intersection of ecological justice and the social determinants of health, asking a series of questions, such as ‘what needs to happen to make a just transition to sustainability, resilience, and thriving for all? What barriers stand in the way of achieving this? And what is the most expeditious, effective, and nonviolent way of removing them?’
His Janus-like approach of looking at sustainability in opposing or contrasting ways and squarely engaging with existing unsustainability as well as enacting sustainable alternatives, allows him to take a sober overview. He identifies the most leverageable points in a system – such as within EUR – and can strategise upstream interventions for maximum impact. As a lifelong musician and professional DJ, Yogi’s musical sensibilities inform his improvisational worldview.
Yogi is academic lead for sustainability for DIT, aiming to help liaise DIT and its capacity-building programmes in sustainability in research and education with the alliance of Leiden, Delft and Erasmus Universities (LDE) and Convergence, as well as fulfil EUR’s mission to de-silo the university and provide a future-proof education based on building capacities and practical knowledge.