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We design and implement workshops, events, seminars, engagement strategies, and trainings (online and in person). Be in touch to learn more about how we can help!


Experienced facilitation of in-person and on-line courses, workshops, design labs, conferences, etc.


Collaborative design for effective participant-centered and transformative learning events and on-going engagement processes.


Support for integrating creative methods, holistic approaches, rigorous methodology (design, use, and evaluation), and on-line adaptations.


Capacity building and training for practitioners and researchers interested in employing creative methods in their work, especially for co-production processes and engagement strategies.

Everyone left nourished, connected, and rested after the workshop. The Toolkit was hugely valuable to us as facilitators.


The toolkit is beautifully done and has great methods, it is the kind of guidance that I always wanted to have for my own workshops! Really really great. Congratulations!


I am using the Re-imaginary A-B methods book for a session I am running next week with academic researchers, WG, and NRW - taking risks as I don’t really know what I am doing but should be fun


What an absolutely wonderful resource! If you ever need to engage a group, save this toolkit for future reference. It includes many creative methods, with detailed instructions.


I crafted Theory in my PhD dissertation with similar overtones and one of the hopes was for it to be developed into a facilitator’s handbook. Well, thankfully, I now no longer feel I need to do that! This SUSPLACE Toolkit has just fully exceeded all expectations of what I could have ever dreamt of producing in this regard. So much rich material here




We are an international group of practitioners and action-researchers who began collaborating through the SUSPLACE Innovative Training Network. Our focus is on place-based transformations towards just and ecological societies.

Kelli Rose Pearson

Throughout her career, Kelli has focused on communicating themes of sustainability. Currently, she is working towards her PhD on the topic of transformative imagination and storytelling at Wageningen University, Netherlands. In the past, she's been a successful cafe owner (The Sentient Bean), a consultant in international development and sustainability (Economic Transformations Group), and a researcher in sustainability science (Susplace), amongst other eclectic activities that she could tell you about over a cup of tea. MSc in Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg, Germany; BA in Comparative Religion, Carleton College, USA.

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Angela Moriggi

Angela is a social scientist working for transdisciplinary sustainability projects since 2013, with extensive fieldwork experience in Finland, Italy & China. She is currently Research Fellow at the Dept. of Land, Environment, Agriculture & Forestry of the University of Padova, focusing on transformative social innovation & rural development. The red thread in Angela's work is the design, use, and evaluation of participatory and action-oriented methods and processes. As researcher, educator, facilitator & storyteller she is greatly inspired by care ethics & feminist approaches to transformative change. She will defend her PhD in June 2021 with the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University (NE).

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Siri Pisters

Siri is currently working on her research on transformative and transgressive learning in ecological communities as an external PhD canditate at Wageningen University (Rural Sociology Group & Education and Learning Services). During her bachelor and master in Wageningen she studied malnutrition, food security and rural development, followed by a traineeship in International Development at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL). The philosophy of yoga is woven throughout her work and she is passionate about building bridges between (sustainability) research, spirituality, ‘personal’ development, and societal transformation.
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Anke de Vrieze

Anke de Vrieze is research and education officer at the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen  University. In addition, she is engagement coordinator at the Centre for Space, Place and Society at Wageningen University. Whether focusing on education, research or enabling collaboration within and across disciplines, she is interested in creating and supporting nurturing learning environments that tap into the full potential of individuals and groups. She co-initiated and co-hosts the WUR Transformative Learning Hub, a horizontal community of learners that brings together researchers, educators, students, changemakers and activists across different disciplines and fields who are committed to engaging with transformative learning theory and practices.  She holds a BSc and MSc in Cultural Anthropology.  

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Sara Grenni

Sara is currently an Infrastructure Officer at the UK-based charity Sustrans, working on increasing Active Travel and sustainable mobility provisions. Passionate about place-making, in her past life as a researcher she focused on the role of Sense of Place and personal values in shaping transformative processes in places. Her research interest lies in the ‘inner dimension’ of sustainability and its key role in achieving sustainable futures, as well as the multi-faceted interactions between humans and their environment. She holds a BSc in Architecture Science from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), and a MSc in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey (UK). Her professional life, whether as a researcher or practitioner, has always included a strong focus on community engagement and participation. 

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Marta Nieto Romero

Marta is a researcher on commons,  governance of social-ecological systems, and transdisciplinarity based at the ISEG (University of Lisbon). Passionate about sustainability, her research has always been at the interface between ecosystems and society working at international projects with ecologists, engineers, social scientists and civil society. For her PhD, she has been working with communities managing historical commonlands in Portugal and Spain implementing art-based methods to rebuild lost nature connections and mobilize eco-cultures. Currently she's involved in a citizen's science project aiming at building a commons around groundwater use. She holds a Bachelor in Biology, MA in Ecology and another in Sustainable Rural Planning.

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We work with a network of academic networks, organizations, and liked-minded practitioners.


SUSPLACE is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission with a focus on research and action towards sustainable place-shaping.


RECOMS is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission centered around resourceful and resilient communities.

Economic Transformations Group

ETG works with governments, organizations, and communities around the world mobilizing local leadership to facilitate breakthroughs and transformations towards sustainable economies.

Orca Song Institute

A think tank, retreat center, and working farm focused on enhancing community resiliency and regenerative agriculture, and onexploring paths to a healthier viable future.

Sustainability Atelier

Process design, management, and digital solutions for international cooperation around Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Centre for Space, Place and Society

The Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) is a platform of collaboration and outreach for researchers from four chair groups within Wageningen University & Research (WUR), straddling the environmental and social sciences.

Imaginative Disruptions

Dr Natalia Eernstman is an artist, educator and researcher, specialising in (community) learning through artful and performative means.


Designs and delivers high engagement learning for workshops, meetings, presentations, and conferences.

Jan van Boeckel

Professor of art & sustainability at the Research Centre Art & Society of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. Facebook group with many resources: Art-based Environmental Education

"Imagination governs the world" - Napoléon Bonaparte
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