The Mistra Environmental Communication Research Programme Component at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ)

RESEARCHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF AT ICSJ
Nico Carpentier is Extraordinary Professor at Charles University in Prague. He is responsible for work package 5.
Vaia Doudaki is Researcher at Charles University in Prague. In the MISTRA-EC project, she is responsible for the non-academic partner participation and joint knowledge production.
Björn Eriksson is a Research Assistant for the MISTRA-EC project at Charles University in Prague.
Kirill Filimonov is Researcher at Charles University in Prague. In the MISTRA-EC project, he is responsible for a series of audiovisual case studies in 2021.
Gerardo Costabile Nicoletta is visiting researcher at the ICSJ of Charles University. In 2021, Gerardo is responsible for the audio-visual case study on finance and environment within the WP5 MISTRA-EC project.
Anna Rozsypal Pajerová is the communication officer of the MISTRA-EC project at Charles University in Prague.
Natálie Švarcová is the finance officer of the MISTRA-EC project at Charles University in Prague
OUR CLOSE COLLABORATORS: ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS
Jutta Haider is a Professor in Information Studies at the University of Borås. Jutta is responsible for the contextual analyses in WP5 of the MISTRA-EC project.
Sofie Joosse is Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, responsible for WP5's thematic area of the arts in the MISTRA-EC project.
Malte Rödl is Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, responsible for WP5's thematic area of social media in the MISTRA-EC project.
OUR CLOSE COLLABORATORS: REPRESENTATIVES OF SOCIETAL PARTNERS & INDIVIDUAL RESOURCE PERSONS
Jörgen Andersson a Swedish pastoralist farmer based in the valley of Åre in the county of Jämtland. Since 2014 leading a Nordic Hub for regenerative agriculture within the global network of hubs facilitated by Savory Institute. He defines regenerative agriculture as “satisfying human needs, by enabling highest imaginable vitality of ecosystems”, and advocates for this, as a function of “Holistic Management”, the language of personal responsibility.
Sara Berner Bengtsson is the Managing Director and CEO of Market Art Fair, one of the leading events in contemporary art in the Nordic region, that is now working towards a more sustainable future. She has a background as chairman of the Swedish Gallery Association and as Director of Galerie Forsblom in Stockholm and holds degrees in Art History and Corporate Finance.
Christer Borg, secretary general for Älvräddarnas Samorganisation (River Saver´s Association). Working full time to implement Water Framework Directive in Swedish hydro power, in reality, not only by using exemptions from the environmental goals and reporting them to EU COM. Biodiversity crises are as important as climate change crises, thus we have to handle it in one context.
Bodil Elmhagen is Research Coordinator at the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management. As a societal partner in the MISTRA-EC project, the Association has a particular interest in environmental communication concerning citizen science.
Ylva Hillström is a curator at the Education department at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. She holds a MA in art history. Ylva has a strong engagement in environmental issues. She initiated Moderna Museet’s online platform Acclimatize in 2016, where people of all ages could upload creative responses to the climate crisis and draw inspiration from interviews with renowned artists.
Carolina Jonsson is curator and exhibition producer at Virserums Konsthall a contemporary art space. Virserum is a small community in rural setting in the south of Sweden. Carolina works with exhibitions focusing on among others subjects climate change, sustainability, the now and future of rural areas.
Holly Keasey is an artist working within expanded Public and Environmental Arts. Her performative research practice spans tactical curatorial practices and the generation of artist-led space for social movement.
Virpi Lindfors is Head of Biotopia, which is a municipal, biological museum in Uppsala. Virpi holds a PhD in Zoology (Evolutionary ecology).
Björn Ola Lind is a filmmaker and artist who mediates relationships between humans, nature and culture as a living organism and explores ways of reconnecting to our senses, to non-human life and ancient, deeply rooted knowledge. He often collaborates with other artists, dancers and muscisians in site specific art, but also with different Indigenous cultures as the Saami, Maori and aborigines in Australia to find new narratives. Together with two other soundartist he also runs a dissused oiltank with 25 sec of delay as a performance scene.
My Lindh is an artist who works situation-specifically with installation, film, performance and text. Her practice explores existential dimensions in relation to concepts of nature, co-becoming and climate change. She is involved in several artist-led environmental movements and is a dedicated train traveler.
Maja Lindström Kling is an independant filmmaker, owner of paradigmshiftfilm.com. After studies in Fine Arts, communication & graphic design, and several years as a director of animated films, she now works with documentaries, with the mission to explore and collect practical knowledge on how to restore on an environmental level, adopting nature's own solutions. Since 2021 she is a board member at Agroforestry Sweden.
Jenny Nordmark is an architect, set designer and artist. In her art, she explores topics related to the environment and climate, the local and the global, the meanings and consequences of human exploitation of nature's resources. At the center of her latest work is Norrbotten and its natural resources - the forest, the river and the ore.
Norrakollektivet consists of the artists Tomas Örn, Fanny Carinasdotter and Anja Örn who live and work in northern Sweden. Since 2016 the group has artistically explored mineral extraction and its consequences for humans and nature, and also how restoration of ecosystems affects our/humans' view on nature.
May-Britt Öhman is an associate professor in Environmental History, researcher at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, Uppsala University, guest senior lecturer and researcher at Luleå University of Technology, unit of History. I lead Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies group, and Pandemic in the Arctic North project.
Erik Sörgren is founder of Res Eko, a consumer magazine and content agency, about ecological products and sustainable tourism. Res Eko's aim is to inspire more people to live and travel climate-smart.
Pella Thiel is a maverick ecologist and activist who works with relational, systemic activism, change processes and leadership för a society in harmony with nature. She is a knowledge expert in the UN Harmony with Nature initiative and co-founder of swedish hubs of international networks like Swedish Transition Network, End Ecocide Sweden (currently chairperson), Save the Rainforest Sweden and the swedish Network for Rights of Nature.
Daniel Urey is a process leader at Färgfabriken, a contemporary art centre in Stockholm. Daniel Urey has a background in political science, art history and philosophy. He has mainly been occupied in developing projects with the goal of securing culture as a vital social infrastructure.
Paula von Seth is a visual artist, art educator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, curator and project leader, co-writer of several books and guest teacher in artistic and environmental methods at Beckman’s Design Academy. Her photos, sculptures, performances and videos explore natural resource management, postcolonial value systems, and art as a tool for creating common resources and visions. She studies rural development and agricultural sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She currently grapples with Swedish forest management and horse keeping in times of climate crisis.
Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson is curator of Uppsala Art Museum, which is a municipal, museum in Uppsala. Rebecka is specialised in contemporary art, and has in her practice been addressing global issues of gender imbalance, postcolonial themes, as well as climate change.