Better integrating knowledge areas can produce better problem-solving possibilities. Technological innovation is not enough; we also need innovation in social practices, within and across research, governance, and stakeholder communities. 


What are we interested in?

The Collaborative Landscapes Hub is centered around one crucial aspect of the green transistion: collaboration. Without collaboration across disciplines, we are not making the most out of our shared knowledge and solutions. Technological advances are important, and when paired with active inclusion of innovation and knowledge from social sciences and humanities these advances will take greater leaps together in the stride towards a green future.

What are the main challenges?

The Collaborative Landscapes Hub's challenges mainly center around:

  • Finding a better way to address the social components of green transition process.
  • Strengthening the collaboration across the natural and social sciences in order to undertake forms of interdisciplinary research that are needed to solve green transistion challenges.

Key characteristics of the Hub

We are focused on: 

  • Integrating knowledge areas/new problem-solving possibilities.   

  • Bringing insights from SSH into practices of problem framing, not only problem-solving. 

  • Working across epistemological differences to generate better research and practical outcomes.  

  • Maintaining values of democracy, inclusion, and ethics in socio-environmental transformations 

Other key questions include: How can we improve interdisciplinary, transnational, and stakeholder-engagement competencies? What constitutes research rigour when working interdisciplinarily? How can we best enact living lab models? What lessons has SSH learned from international development projects in Global South that can be applied to green transition projects? 

Who are we?

It is widely recognized that fostering more sustainable cultivation landscapes (and waters) requires new modes of interdisciplinary collaboration.  

This Hub thus seeks to develop and foster modes of research that better cross disciplinary boundaries and that better integrate diverse knowledge practices, such as those of researchers, stakeholders, and citizens, with special a focus on: 

  • Inclusion of social sciences and humanities (SSH) 
  • Learning from sites beyond Denmark and collaborating with other countries/continents 

We seek to better connect SSH insights on topics such as knowledge inclusion, governance, values, etc. with technological innovation processes to increase the relevance and efficacy of transformation processes. 

Academic coordinator

Administrative coordinators

Heather Swanson

School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology

Aarhus University

Phone: +45 87 16 29 54


Bodil Hjarvard

Academic Employee

Aarhus University

Phone: +45 93 52 29 26


Robert Pederson

Research Consultant

Roskilde University


Phone: +45 46 74 38 59