Johanna Paschen

PhD Student

Critical Sustainability Studies

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Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

PhD Project

EcoArtLab. Relational encounters between the arts and climate research. Working title: Transdisciplinary Research in Art and Climate Science Collaborations: Methodologies, procedures and practices for a just knowledge co-creation between artists, scientists, society, and the more-than-human collaboration in the context of Switzerland.

An SNSF-funded collaboration between the Institute for Practices and Theories of the Arts at the Bern Academy of the Arts HKB and our mLAB.


Research Interests

  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Artistic Research
  • EcoJustice Education
  • Ecological Arts & Environmental Humanities

Work History

  • 2021-2022: Research and Project Assistant, NOAH – Friends of the Earth Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2021-2022: Team Leader, Madboks – Food Saving, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2019-2020: Project Assistant, Wilderness Foundation UK, Chelmsford, UK
  • 2019: Research Assistant, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2018: Project Assistant, Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, The Netherlands



  • MSc Human Ecology – Culture, Power and Sustainability, Lund University, Sweden
  • Thesis: Can Art in Sustainability Education Challenge Marginalisation? Conversations with Youths and Practitioners in an European Context
  • BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences – Specialisation in Social Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Conference Contributions

  • 2018: Conference Speaker, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • Collaboration of Liberal Arts & Science Students and people with disabilities about in- and exclusion. Conference: ‘The Meaning of Liberal Arts and Sciences’, Erasmus University College
  • 2018: Conference Speaker, Maynooth, Ireland
    • ‘Break Out’: Exploring in- and exclusion from the urban spaces from the inside out. Conference: ‚Irish Geographers’, Maynooth University