Dartington Trust Researchers

Our academic staff research includes publications and research projects in contemporary arts practices and production, holistic science, innovative learning for ecological and social change, regenerative economics, and regenerative food and farming.

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Dartington Arts School

Bram Thomas Arnold

Bram Thomas Arnold

walking, writing and performance

Dr Bram Thomas Arnold is an artist who started with walking and kept going into performance, drawing, installation, writing and academia.

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Tine Bech

Tine Bech

art and play, public art, interactive art

Dr Tine Bech is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Place. 

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Alan-Boldon

Alan Boldon

arts and ecology, systems thinking

Alan Boldon is a practising artist and the Managing Director of the Dartington Trust. 

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Tim Bolton

architectural ceramics and glass; crafts and sustainability; cultural production and policy

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Jo Joelson

Jo Joelson

the role of light in the new frontiers of art, design and technology and its impact on our cultural history

Dr Jo Joelson is Programme Lead for MA Arts and Place. She is a London based artist, researcher and writer.

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martin shaw

Martin Shaw

rites-of-passage, myth and metaphor; Siberian and Irish folklore; the poetry of Lorca; contemporary Romanticism

Dr Martin Shaw’s work circles mythology and landscape, oral storytelling and poetics.

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Tracey Warr

Tracey Warr

women in early medieval Europe; curating and writing in the vicinity of art; creative writing; art writing

Dr Tracey Warr is Head of Research for Dartington Trust, and a fiction and non-fiction writer. 

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Schumacher College

pavel cenkl

Pavel Cenkl

integrating art, science, humanities, and design in an ecological context; endurance athletics and climate resilience

Dr Pavel Cenkl is Director of Learning for Dartington Trust and Head of Schumacher College.

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jonathan dawson

Jonathan Dawson

transition from centralised to distributed organisational forms; transformative potential inherent in pedagogical studies; exploring multiple ontologies in a post-colonial world

A former president of the Global Ecovillage Network, he is widely published in the sphere of experimental and prefigurative sustainable communities globally.

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Roberto Fraquelli

Roberto Fraquelli

‘deep empathy’ as a design response to creating environmental, social and cultural interventions

Roberto Fraquelli is Senior Lecturer in Ecological Design Thinking.

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Stephan Harding

Stephan Harding

Gaia, alchemy, the development of games and experiential activities helping to connect participants with key concepts from holistic science

Dr Stephan Harding is the Deep Ecology Fellow at Dartington. (Phaidon, 2000).

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Sarah Elisa Kelly

Sarah Elisa Kelly

how narratives of time, emotion, internalised capitalism and relational interconnectivity contribute to ecological crises

Dr Sarah Elisa Kelly’s background is in cultural theory and critical thinking, with interests spanning the arts and environmental humanities.

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Andy Letcher

Andy Letcher

critical study of psychedelics; contemporary animism, shamanism and Paganism; process philosophy; relationship between science, ecology and spirituality

Andy is the programme lead for MA Engaged Ecology at Schumacher College.

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Mona Nasseri

Mona Nasseri

exploring the role of design in empowering people to take the lead in making ecological and social changes in their communities

Dr Mona Nasseri is a senior lecturer and programme lead on the Ecological Design Thinking MA programme at Schumacher College.

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Rachel Sweeney

Rachel Sweeney

transdisciplinary approaches to decolonising body-place relationships, engaging creatively and imaginatively with cultural heritage and sustainability discourses

Dr Rachel Sweeney is a practicing movement artist whose research actively seeks our transdisciplinary approaches to decolonising body-place relationships, engaging creatively and imaginatively with cultural heritage and sustainability discourses.

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Troy Vine

Troy Vine

Goethean science, Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language, colour research

Dr Troy Vine is Programme Lead for MSc Holistic Science, having studied Physics with Astrophysics at Bristol University.

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