Open Ecologies is a collaborative research group that focuses on questions of environmental change and ecological thinking through history, in the present, and into the future.
The group understands these urgent issues in an expanded sense that crosses disciplinary boundaries, making connections between research in the School of Arts and Humanities (A&H), the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies (SSGS), and the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at The Open University. Together, we aim to bring academic research into the public sector, guided by a commitment to dialogue and exchange.
The group holds informal monthly and bi-monthly meetings that include thematic seminars around particular themes that bring together members across disciplines. We are always keen to hear about new work being done elsewhere in higher education and beyond. If you’re interested in joining the group, sharing something you’re working on, or just finding out more send a message to the current co-convenors: Dr Lindsay Crisp and Dr Carla Benzan.