Corinna Burkhart

Corinna Burkhart

Doctoral student

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In the context of ongoing climate change and the quest for sustainability, my research focuses on the potential role of small grassroots organisations in meeting such challenges. In the quest for sustainability, grassroots initiatives are often portrayed as advocates of a radical transformation away from current consumer society with high impact lifestyles, or even away from capitalism. In my PhD project I look at grassroots commoning initiatives in the Nordic welfare state context and their role in such possible transitions. Here I focus on open workshops/makerspaces as small scale self-organized initiatives. How do they navigate challenges and opportunities in the Nordic welfare state and what can we learn from them and their place in the societal fabric?

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Free keywords

  • Urban Geography
  • transformations towards sustainability
  • Degrowth
  • grassroots


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  • Urban Creativity Seminar

    Aida Wilde (Invited speaker), Erik Hannerz (Organiser), Peter Bengtsen (Organiser), David Pinder (Participant), Matilda Arvidsson (Participant), Emma Nilsson (Participant), Georgios Stampoulidis (Participant), Anders Lund Hansen (Participant), Austin Daniel LaGrone (Participant), Karolina Curova (Participant), Christina Tente (Participant), Laine Medniece (Participant) & Corinna Burkhart (Participant)

    2019 Jan 17

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course