Treve has a background in environmental science and work experience in the sustainability sector. His research interest is in transgressive transformative social-learning as a key aspect of the strategic design of social projects for authentic transition to sustainable futures at a local level. His research focuses on emergent biodiversity stewardship practice in Cata-Mnyameni; two rural villages in the richly biodiverse Amathole Mountains. The research weaves together a story of practice and context in Cata-Mnyameni; a 'history of the present', as a 'steering story' for the improvement of emergent biodiversity stewardship practice in this context. Through this process of story-weaving, the research engages in a critique of the design of this emergent stewardship practice. Supported by this critique, the research then embarks on an experimental and context-emergent process of re-conceptualising and re-imagining stewardship, as a truly transformative practice, and a practice that more strategically might support an authentic transition to sustainable futures locally.
Supervisor: Rob O’Donoghue
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