Nature, Environment and Climate (NEC)

The researcher group Nature, Environment and Climate (NEC) seeks to understand the changes by asking new critical questions about global and local ecologies and their connections.

Climate demonstration in Copenhagen
Climate demonstration in Copenhagen. Photo: Cecilie Rubow.

Nature is the basis of life and the object of everything between management and admiration. The relationship between people and their surroundings contains all the dynamics that belong to society, and environments arise and break down in complex relationships between living and material actors. Everywhere in the world, the climate is changing the basis of life in unforeseen ways. The scale of the changes is reflected in the anthropological commitment and research is spreading rapidly in new fields.

The researcher group Nature, Environment and Climate (NEC) seeks to understand the changes by asking new critical questions about global and local ecologies and their connections. The research is driven by close collaborations with the field. The research group is strongly concerned with how dialogues with the field can take shape and how anthropology can contribute to concrete changes in the surrounding society.

The researcher group meets regularly and organizes internal workshops, plans teaching and invites guests across academic and practical fields in order to strengthen the department's commitment to issues related to nature, the environment and the climate.

 

Research projects in the group comprise:

  • COMPASS - Collective Movements and Pathways to Sustainable Societies. Project page.
  • Enchanted Ecologies in Scandinavia. Project page.
  • Byerne og det stigende havvand (Cities and the Rising Sea). Project page on the website of Real Dania (in Danish). 
  • Narratives and co-creation in multifunctional land consolidation. Journalistic article describing the project.
  • Smart Cities Accelerator (SCA). Collaborative project. Project page and UCPH presentation
  • RE-ANIMATE: Designs for Life-Enhancing Economies in Anthropological Perspective.

 

 

 

Researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bräuchler, Birgit Associate Professor +4535331308 E-mail
Cleaver, Hanna Ohm Part-time Lecturer   E-mail
Gausset, Quentin Associate Professor +4535323473 E-mail
Hougaard, Inge-Merete Postdoc +4535322344 E-mail
Jørgensen, Olivia Norma Enrolled PhD Student +4535332854 E-mail
Krøijer, Stine Associate Professor - Promotion Programme +4535321581 E-mail
Lex, Simon Westergaard Associate Professor +4535323458 E-mail
Rubow, Cecilie Associate Professor +4535323568 E-mail
Vangkilde, Kasper Tang Associate Professor +4551942767 E-mail
Vestergaard, Line Kvartborg PhD Fellow +4535323525 E-mail
Weisdorf, Matti Postdoc +4535332039 E-mail

External researchers

Contact person

Stine Krøijer
E-mail: stine.kroijer@anthro.ku.dk 
Phone: +45 35 32 15 81