Storying Care with the Dommel. A place-based engagement with more-than-human care ethics

dc.contributor.advisorErnste, Huib
dc.contributor.advisorMelik, Rianne van
dc.contributor.authorGraef, Lea
dc.description.abstractDuring the last decades, the benefits of urban greenery and water have increasingly moved into focus as means to make cities more healthy, sustainable, and liveable. As a growing number of scholars sees the well-being of humans and nonhumans as intertwined, they demand urban planning to be more sensitised to diverse more-than-human needs in order to better respond to social and environmental conditions. Considering this demand, this research sets out to explore challenges and opportunities for spatial interventions in urban nature by focusing on a specific site along the river Dommel in Eindhoven. Integrating care ethics with theories of more-than-human storytelling, this ethnographic and narrative study explores how Eindhoven’s capacities to care for biocultural diversity are facilitated and restricted by discerning the social, cultural, environmental, historical, and political stories that take place at and with the Dommel. Through this approach, it becomes apparent that the diverse stories that the Dommel affords can be both enabling and disabling for the city’s caring capacities depending on their role in and relation with the material landscape.
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappen
dc.thesis.specialisationspecialisations::Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen::Master Human Geography::Urban and Cultural Geography
dc.thesis.studyprogrammestudyprogrammes::Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen::Master Human Geography
dc.titleStorying Care with the Dommel. A place-based engagement with more-than-human care ethics
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